REDCO Limited - Will Sustainable Energy Be Sustainable Business?

Satyendra Nath Mishra. (2011) "REDCO Limited: Will Sustainable Energy be Sustainable Business?", Asian Journal of Management Cases, 8(2), pp.127-142

16 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2012 Last revised: 14 Jan 2013

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Satyendra Nath Mishra

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB)

Date Written: December 5, 2012

Abstract

Renewable Energy Development Cooperative (REDCO) Ltd was primarily involved in the production of electricity from a solar photovoltaic plant and its distribution to ten hamlets of Durbuk. Earlier, a diesel generator set was used for electricity production and was distributed by the state electricity board, which was irregular and not dependable. With the inception of the cooperative, regular supply of electricity to the hamlets had been made which helped the cooperative in gaining people’s faith. However, for Dorges Tstanzin and the board members of the cooperative, the uneven financial posi-tion remained a major concern since the establishment. Money had been ‘pump primed’ from other activities to maintain the normal functioning of the cooperative. Against this backdrop, the cooperative had limited options to promote handicraft and ecotourism-based activities for revenue generation in Durbuk. This compelled Dorges to ponder over the situation about how to formalize new plans and strategies for entering into these new fields for achieving long-term organizational and financial sustainability of the cooperative.

Keywords: renewable energy, cooperative, development, sustainability

JEL Classification: Q13, Q20, Q28, Q29, Q42, P13, O20

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Satyendra Nath, REDCO Limited - Will Sustainable Energy Be Sustainable Business? (December 5, 2012). Satyendra Nath Mishra. (2011) "REDCO Limited: Will Sustainable Energy be Sustainable Business?", Asian Journal of Management Cases, 8(2), pp.127-142, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2185235

Satyendra Nath Mishra (Contact Author)

School of Rural Management, XIM University (Formerly XIMB) ( email )

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Nijigada, Kurki, Harirajpur
Khurda, Odisha 752050
India

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