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The Renewable Energy Component of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN-RE) is a bilateral cooperation project carried out by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Launched in 2010, the project aims to promote renewable energy in rural areas.

IGEN-RE Approach

The objective of IGEN-RE is to improve the conditions for energy supply based on renewable energy in rural areas. In order to achieve that goal IGEN-RE is engaging in the following types of interventions:

  • Implementing pilots together with the private sector to demonstrate replicable business models
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of supportive policies and programmes at state and national level
  • Capacity development & support for key stakeholders in the rural renewable energy sector
  • Facilitating knowledge dissemination through conferences, workshops, and strengthening of practitioner networks