530 million Sub-Saharan people, primarily in rural communities, to remain without energy access in 2040

Brussels, 16 October 2014 – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) welcomes the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) choice for Sub-Saharan Africa as the topic for its World Energy Outlook Special Report. This region has the highest needs for access to energy and energy services in the world. READ MORE

The Alliance welcomes the European Commission’s latest initiative to set aside new funds for rural electrification

Brussels, 29-30 September 2014 – As a leader in the global drive to support universal access to modern sustainable energy services, the European Commission launched a profound examination of a new financial instrument with a particular focus on rural electrification. The new Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) aims to accelerate sustainable access to clean rural energy in developing countries by boosting the private sector to yield business opportunities and takes into account a number of points relevant for the industry. READ MORE

Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Announce New Partnership to Support the Development of Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems

Brussels, 29 September 2014 - Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) today announced a partnership under the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL) to support the development of biomassbased decentralised renewable energy systems and the off-grid renewable energy market. READ MORE

Renewable Energy Access: Private and Public Sector talk Business at IOREC, Manila

Manila, 19 June 2014 - Together with the International Renewable Agency (IRENA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) successfully organised the second edition of International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) in Manila, Philippines on 16-18 Jun 2014. With over 400 attendees attending this very important conference, it gathered key stakeholders from across the decentralised renewable energy value chain, including representatives from rural electrification agencies, ministries in charge of renewable energy development, the private sector, academia, financing institutions and international organisations. READ MORE

The Alliance sets up High Impact Initiative on Clean Energy Mini-grids at the first annual SEforALL Forum

Brussels, 11 June 2014 - The United Nations launched the “UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024)” during its first annual Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4-6 June 2014. Together with leading international organisations from the public and private sector, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) set up the High Impact Initiative (HIO) on Clean Energy Mini-grids to effectively contribute to SEforALL targets on achieving universal energy access and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, all by 2030. READ MORE

Alliance for Rural Electrification releases Second Latin America Off-grid Energy Market Brief - Colombia’s large untapped potential for rural electrification

Brussels, 6 May 2014 - Following the launch of the Latin American Off-grid Energy Market Briefs earlier this year, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) has published its second edition, “Market Brief - The Colombia Off-Grid Market in 12 Pages: Players and Business Opportunities”. READ MORE

Alliance for Rural Electrification calls on decisionmakers to foster small hydro in developing and emerging markets

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) recently launched its Small Hydropower Campaign, which aims to promote the benefits of decentralised small hydropower solutions among decision-makers in developing and emerging markets. The private sector investing in these markets hopes this technology will increasingly become part of the preferred energy options for rural communities as they constitute an excellent solution for enhancing energy access. READ MORE

Clean Energy Hybrid Mini-Grids are increasingly moving into international investors’ focus - The international experts’ community of mini-grid supporters is growing rapidly

Bad Hersfeld (Germany), 9 April 2014 - The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) together with the Ostbayerisches Technologie-TransferInstitut e.V. organised an international workshop on investment opportunities and the necessary framework conditions for Clean Energy Hybrid Mini-Grids. READ MORE