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The U.S.-India energy relationship is one of our most vibrant and successful partnerships. USAID is supporting India’s transition to affordable and sustainable energy that not only reduces emissions, but spurs economic growth, powers health systems, and promotes sustainable climate investments.

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Since 2016, USAID/India has enhanced energy access for 5 million people, helped deploy 6,000 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 3.9 million households, and has leveraged more than $2 billion for clean energy investments, and helped India reduce greenhouse gases by 13 million tons — the equivalent of removing over 2.5 million cars from the road for a full year.

USAID Supports the Government of India’s Ambitious Clean Energy Targets:
USAID is proud to support India’s international climate commitments and renewable energy targets. USAID is working with the Government of India to help achieve its goal of shifting the power sector to 40 percent non-fossil sources by 2030 and the national target of achieving 175 gigawatt renewable energy deployment by 2022.

USAID Helps the Government of India Implement Energy-Efficient Solutions:
USAID supported the first large-scale rollout of electric vehicle public-charging infrastructure with 60 public charging stations installed in three Indian cities in 2020. This number will grow to more than 2,000 stations in 13 cities by the end of 2021. USAID support also helped the Government of India develop a national energy-conservation building code and increased the energy efficiency of over 10,000 buildings.

USAID Leverages the Private Sector to Enhance India’s Transition to Clean Energy:
USAID is fostering an enabling environment to support private sector participation in the energy sector. This includes conducive policies and regulatory frameworks, access to finance, partnerships for demonstration and pilots, other useful products such as business models and innovative tools. USAID’s work in India has helped mobilize $2 billion investments from both private and public sector in the last five years.

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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