In February 2007, Greenpower will work with its partners WWF India, Gram Swaraj and Greenpower India to install 15 additional Rural Energy Units in villages surrounding Similipal Tiger Reserve. The new units will supplement those already installed by Greenpower in the winter of 2005 and the autumn of 2006.
By utilizing biogas technology, each unit will reduce timber demand by about 1500 metric tones per unit per year. This is an excellent means of preserving vegetation and sustaining biodiversity. Additionally, the units provide a cheap and reliable source of energy for the villages in which they are installed.