From Paris to Nigeria, Washington to Delhi—the Power for All team have been showcasing the power of decentralized renewables.
Our In-Market activity kicked off at the end of 2015 with visits to India, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, whilst a fifth trip to Zimbabwe started the new year. Work included:
- 40+ meetings with energy access practitioners, government departments and civil society organisations, including the office of the Nigerian Vice President and former SE4All CEO Kandeh Yumkella
- Hosting stakeholder workshops
- Visits to mini-grid and solar projects
Following this initial scoping, activities to accelerate and support the growth of decentralized renewable markets are currently being planned. We would love to hear from you if you are working in any of these countries.
Elevating the Power of Decentralized Renewables
Power for All joined panel sessions and co-hosted an event with UNECA and DFID on Climate Change and Development in Africa—An Entrepreneurial Approach to Innovative Solutions at COP21. A post-conference update can be found on our blog, while an opinion piece for The Economist reviews the potential for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, launched during the conference, to drive support for the sector.
Power for All ambassador and former Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers, further highlighted the importance of decentralized renewables in a 6-page editorial in utility and power sector magazine ESI Africa. Campaign Director Kristina Skierka hosted a Power for All webinar with Vote Solar.
Over the next month Power for All will be attending:
- Efficiency for Access Coalition Workshop, Washington (26 January)
- Africa Energy Indaba, Johannesburg (16–17 February)
Join the Campaign
A key Power for All goal is to profile and support the great work going on across the sector. Please get in touch to share your stories, connect on in-country work or to join the campaign.