Mera Gao Power

MGP selected as a 2015 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award
and the National Geographic Terra Watt Prize Award Winner!

Mera Gao Power builds, owns, and operates micro grids in Uttar Pradesh, India serving off-grid villages with high quality, dependable lighting and mobile phone charging services. MGP’s unique model is able to provide service to a typical hamlet for less than $1,000, making its lowest cost design the first commercially viable micro grid targeted at the rural poor!


What’s Being Said

The Leadership Review documents MGP's Story: "MGP built its first commercial micro grid which was installed in Kaharanpurwa, Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh; the micro grid was commissioned on December 20, 2011. MGP’s first customer and system host was Om Prakash, still one of MGP’s greatest advocates in the area. MGP entered 2012 with great optimism. With enough money to create the necessary track record to appeal to investors, a low cost technology, and an enormous market to serve (2% of the world’s population lives off-grid in Uttar Pradesh), the future looked bright."

“People come and sit and talk because of the light,” a shopkeeper in Bhitauli observed. “The tailor is sitting up late, working. The doctor is looking at patients at night.” The light has brought people together. - MGP highlighted in a new book, “Fire and Ice”, by Jonathan Mingle.

Energy’s Presence, not Price, Changes LivesThis article argues that governments should focus on the presence of power services rather than the price of power until universal coverage has already been ensured.

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