"ARE has been instrumental in building the bridge between African Project Developers and Strategic Partners from around the globe."
Director of Projects and Business
"ARE is dedicated and passionate about rural electrification and this has provided exemplary networking and training opportunities for our company."
"The Alliance has proved to be a helpful partner to help us access funding through OFID to enable us to electrify hundreds of homes and small businesses in remote areas of rural India."
Mlinda Charitable Trust
“Phaesun is proud to be active part of the Alliance for Rural Electrification since their first days! ARE is the only organization that brings together the voices of organizations, companies and individuals from all over the world that have the same focus: bring solutions for energy independence to remote areas and therefore support sustainable development! One single voice is not heard, but the voices of all ARE members together shall bring a change to the world!”
"Our membership in ARE provided fantastic insights into rural electrification industry and network of market players in Europe, Africa and Asia. ARE Secretariat is very well connected in Brussels and always ready to support our work. We are happy to step up our engagement in ARE with Board Membership this year."
"The Alliance for Rural Electrification has indeed been very instrumental for not only setting the platform to be able to interact with other companies active in the renewable energy industry, but also for putting us in touch. ARE has enabled our company to access the appropriate information through the best available channels in order to understand our industry better."
Sales Manager – Africa
Trojan Battery Company
I consider ARE to be a hub that concentrates knowledge and access to main actors working in the sector. This is definitely an asset for young professionals like me that are looking forward to getting familiar with rural electrification strategies and worldwide initiatives.
Intern (February – April 2017)
Alliance for Rural Electrification
While at ARE, I was able to make lasting relationships with ARE staff and some of ARE members with an interest in India. I was responsible for facilitating technology transfer of decentralised energy generation technologies and identifying options for private sector engagement in enhancing energy access in India. The energy and passion of ARE staff and members for enhancing energy access was truly infectious!
India Country Manager (May – November 2014)
Alliance for Rural Electrification
"The two main stakeholders in RE are ARE (private sector) and CLUB-ER (public bodies). Together we will participate in the achievement of SE4ALLand SDG 7."
Executive Secretary / Secrétaire Exécutif
CLUB-ER (Club des Agences et Structures Nationales en charge de l'Electrification Rurale)
"We’re looking back at several years of close collaboration with ARE. Working with the team is a pleasure at a personal level, and ARE has proven a reliable and competent partner with a very important role in the market. For the future, we can be sure that there is a lot of work to be done – we are looking forward to it!"
EUEI PDF / Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)
"ARE has proven to be a key partner for GIZ, especially with regards to the development of incentivizing and risk-mitigating policy and regulatory frameworks aiming for higher private sector investments in clean decentralized energy technology solutions for rural areas in Africa, Asian and Latin America."
Head of Infrastructure
"Kenya has aligned itself to the Rural Electrification Strategy, and in collaboration with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) has made tremendous strides in enhancing the visibility of national efforts to enhance connectivity, thereby contributing to the global energy access goal and the national goal of 100% energy access by 2022 as stipulated in the Kenya Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda."
Hon. Charles Keter, MGH
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
“During my mandate as the EU Commissioner for Development support for the access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy in the rural areas have been one of the
most important priorities. I received a great support from the Alliance for Rural Electrification. I am glad that ARE has increased its ambition in providing renewable energy solutions in developing countries. Increase of the productivity of farming, access to quality health services and education could only happen only with increased use of renewable energy.”
European Commissioner for Development
"The Alliance for Rural Electrification has been a very valuable platform for knowledge sharing on what works and what does not work in bringing energy services to poor communities."
UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative
SE4All CEO (2013-2015)
We had the chance to meet our customers and suppliers, got to know potential clients and extended our network within three days. For these reasons the Intersolar Europe is a great event, which we are going to attend next year again. It was great to see the growing interest in the off-grid solar industry and to discuss future business models.
Founder & CEO
Opes Solutions GmbH