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Past Issue • Jul-Sep 2014

Case Summary: Husk Power Systems

In this study on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable development, Professors Gireesh Shrimali, Charles Dhanaraj and Kirti Madhok Sud chronicle the evolution and growth of Husk Power Systems; the possible opportunities it could capitalise on and strategies to meet the various challenges in making the enterprising company operational. Husk Power Systems (HPS) provided off-grid power to rural Indian villages of about 500 households each. HPS used proprietary technology to generate electricity from rice husk using 35 kilowatts (kW) “mini power plants.”


  • Gireesh-Shrimali

    Gireesh Shrimali

    Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
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    Charles Dhanaraj

    Professor of Strategy and Global Leadership at IMD, Lausanne.
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