Impact Beyond access: elevating the DRE narrative

The decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector is entering a new phase, one that goes “beyond access” and instead focuses on co-benefits, dividends, outcomes, improved livelihoods, productive uses -- whatever term you prefer -- that both satisfy consumer aspirations, but also power rural economies.

Fact Sheets & Research Summaries Fact Sheet Booklet: Powering the SDGs

Fact Sheet Booklet: Powering the SDGs Generated by PEAK, a new booklet brings together the clearest data points on the Energy Access Dividend, looking at the direct relationship between decentralized energy access and some of the most critical SDGs.

Reports Decentralized Renewables: The Fast Track to Universal Energy Access

Seeking the fastest path to universal energy access, Power for All has identified three specific courses of action that Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) can pursue in support of decentralized renewables in order to accelerate clean energy access.

Infographics Graphic: DRE Equation

1+ billion people should not have to wait for energy access.

About the campaign

Powering the Dividend 

The Energy Access Dividend  is a framework that quantifies the electrification benefits forgone over a country’s business-as-usual electrification transition.  Through this framework, we can illustrate the development benefits or ‘dividend’ of faster energy access. 

The Energy Access Dividend framework showcases how households can benefit from faster energy access by identifying and calculating numerous benefits including reduced emissions, savings in energy expenditure and time allocation. By quantifying the dividend, the framework provides decision makers with critical information for adopting electrification options which bring about benefits to the energy poor the fastest. 

The campaign is made possible by the support of The Rockerfeller Foundation 


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The Path to Universal Electricity Access: The Role of Technology, Market Forces and Policy

Technological innovation has always been the wind in the sails of human progress, pushing societies forward and opening up new realms of possibilities. Its transformative role can be seen vividly in the effort to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), which aims to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.