2 BILLION PEOPLE, ALMOST A THIRD OF HUMANITY, ARE WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT COME FROM ACCESS TO RELIABLE ENERGY.
The majority of the energy impoverished live in rural areas—some of the most challenging regions to supply electricity.
Oorja is proud to join efforts with Power for All and its partners in order to advance renewable, decentralized electrification solutions as the fastest, most cost-effective and sustainable approach to universal energy access.
Power for All is a collective of public and private organizations dedicated to delivering universal energy access before 2030. We have joined the campaign to accelerate the deployment of distributed renewable energy as a key pillar to achieving universal energy access for the 1.3 billion people living without electricity. The campaign is a collective voice for businesses and civil society organisations focused on decentralized renewable solutions, including rooftop solar and mini-grids (powered by solar, hydro, biomass and wind) designed for households and enterprises.
“I am convinced that universal access to energy is fundamental to human and economic development. Whereas centralized coal-fired power production, grid distribution, and long-distance transmission is uneconomical, prolonged and unsustainable, decentralized renewable energy systems are the only practical solution to foster social, economic and environmental change and empower the deprived. We are thrilled to partner with Power for All and campaign together for ending energy poverty faster” says Amit Saraogi, CEO of Oorja.
Power for All was launched at the Sustainable Energy for All forum in 2015. Through global research, education and advocacy work targeted at policy-makers, investors and sector stakeholders, the campaign offers an action plan for how universal energy access can be achieved, using mostly market forces, before 2030. Distributed renewables are the fastest, most cost-effective path to modern energy services in emerging markets; a potent growth engine for economies and jobs; and an impact multiplier that creates more resilient, self-sufficient and healthy communities.