COVID-19 response: Supporting the off-grid energy sector

Access to electricity keeps people connected, protects vulnerable populations, keeps ventilators on and saves lives. Off-grid companies are critical for reaching populations beyond the grid and for more rapid deployment of electricity solutions, for households and for health clinics.

The enterprises providing off-grid electricity connections and clean cooking solutions are experiencing severe disruptions due to COVID-19, with many suspending operations and some at risk of collapsing. We are working with partners to provide a data-driven perspective on the impacts and support needed by these enterprises, as well as to helping coordinate and target support so they can continue to operate and expand.

Photo: UNDP Peru / Monica Suárez Galindo