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Husk Power Systems: Electrifying Rural Bihar
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Husk Power Systems (HPS) is a rural electrification company that uses a renewable energy source to produce and supply electricity at a low cost and in an environmentally friendly way.

HPS has emerged as a role model in the renewable energy sector by revolutionising rural electrification in India. HPS is an innovative social enterprise that promotes decentralised power generation and distribution to remote villages of India. The platform is a biomass gasification technology that converts rice husks into combustible gases that can drive generators to produce electricity. Running on an environmentally friendly model, HPS ensures sustainable electricity to even the most remote parts of the country.

To date, HPS has installed 60 power plants that reach more than 250 villages and approximately 1,50,000 people in rural Bihar. By using a renewable energy source, the electricity is supplied at a much lower cost than that of conventional modes such as kerosene lanterns for households and diesel generators for commercial use. Through its generation of employment, reduction in carbon emissions, and overall contribution to improved well-being of Indians, HPS is drastically changing the landscape of rural Bihar

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