The present paper explores the nexus between gender-energy-poverty, highlights areas of gender concern, and suggests actions. The authors analyze how women from rural areas and low income households are at the receiving ends of energy poverty. They then analyze the roles of different stakeholders in universalizing modern energy services with specific emphasis to women. It is argued how women self help groups can be a vital link in large scale diffusion of energy efficient and renewable technologies. The paper concludes with policy prescriptions of sustainable development and gender empowerment through energy solutions.