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.
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.
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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.