ARE re-elects Alexis Rehbinder as President and welcomes three new Board Members at its General Meeting

1 July 2024, Brussels – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) recently held its Ordinary General Meeting, where Alexis Rehbinder (GDS International) was re-elected as President. Additionally, three new Board Members were elected: Gillian-Alexandre Huart (ENGIE Energy Access), Maud Watelet […]

Time to scale investments to address expanding electricity access gap

The world is facing a critical challenge: ensuring everyone has access to electricity by 2030, an objective outlined in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). However, recent trends paint a concerning picture. According to the World Bank’s latest 2024 Tracking SDG7 […]

Call for service providers: Venue & catering for 2-day corporate conference in Lesotho

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), and the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Energy Research Centre (ERC), will organise the Lesotho Energy Access Dialogue 2024 on 13-14 November 2024 in Maseru, Lesotho. ARE requests proposals based on the Terms of Reference […]

Lanforce Energy and Qotto Bénin emerge as best pitchers at the ARE Investment Academy

From March to May 2024, ARE organised a new edition of the Investment Academy, supported by GET.invest, targeting early-stage, locally-owned, and women-owned or led businesses. The programme, offered in English and French, focused on delivering dedicated training in business and […]

Major commitments and new partnerships for electricity access across Africa announced at EAIF 2024

Lagos, 28 May 2024 – This year’s edition of the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum (EAIF), held in Lagos on 21-23 May 2024 saw major announcements from governments, renewable energy investors and developers and acted as a catalyst to increase […]

EAIF 2024 to gather investors and leaders in Lagos

Lagos, 6 May 2024 – Investors and leaders in the decentralised renewable energy (DRE) sector from across the world will converge in Lagos, Nigeria on 21-23 May 2024 for the premier annual event in the industry – the ARE Energy […]

ARE CEO David Lecoque advocates for sustainable energy access in an engaging interview

At the 14th Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held from 16th to 18th April in Abu Dhabi, ARE CEO David Lecoque engaged in an interview with LIDA Network. During the interview, David Lecoque underscored ARE’s commitment to […]

Engine for progress: why renewables are the key to a sustainable future

Access to energy remains a pervasive issue worldwide, with approximately 10% of the global population still lacking it (IEA, 2022). Tackling this problem involves navigating complex policy, economic and geographical landscapes. Nonetheless, the rise of renewable electrification offers a beacon […]

ARE contributes to the Mini-grid Business Podcast

In the latest episode of the Mini-Grid Business podcast, hosted by Nico Peterschmidt, CEO of ARE Member INENSUS GmbH, industry leaders convened to explore innovative solutions for rural electrification. The episode, titled “The Mini-Grid and Solar Home System Multi-Technology Approach […]

New publication: State of the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector in India

Decentralised Renewable Energy (DRE) has tremendous potential to deliver social as well as economic benefits in a carbon-neutral and equitable manner. This report strongly brings out the multi-faceted potential of DRE in India through inputs from various major stakeholders in […]