IOREC 2021: Service-based approaches to electrify social infrastructure

External event
13:30 CET
09 Dec 2021
14:30 CET
09 Dec 2021

The 5th International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) will take place virtually from 7 to 9 December. The event will present a key opportunity to discuss the measures necessary to accelerate off-grid systems deployment, discussing enabling policies, financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications, and highlighting the role of off-grid renewables in meeting several Sustainable Development Goals.

This year’s programme will focus particularly on this latter aspect, shining a light on how off-grid renewable energy solutions can positively contribute to improving livelihoods and providing much-needed electricity for powering critical services and social infrastructure pertaining to agri-foods, water sourcing, education, clean cooking and even in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions.

In particular and as a follow-up to the first International Conference on Renewable Energy Solutions for Healthcare Facilities held in 2018, IOREC will also host a session on the crucial role of off-grid renewables for healthcare.

Deep dive: Service-based approaches to electrify social infrastructure

9 December, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm UAE / 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Geneva / 7:30 am-8:30 am Washington DC

Join Sustainable Energy for All and the World Bank for the launch of a knowledge brief on service-based approaches to electrify public institutions such as health facilities and schools and a deep-dive discussion with sector experts.

The service-based delivery model has the ability to leverage the expertise and capital of the private sector to deliver energy services to public institutions while ensuring financing and incentives are structured over the long haul. The deep-dive session will explore how a service-based model works in practice, what challenges stand in its way and how they could be addressed. Speakers will bring to light case studies of ongoing and planned electrification efforts in the health and education sectors that are already applying elements of a service-based approach. The session will highlight the ways in which different stakeholders across sectors can help advance the use of service-based models.

Event registration and programme are available here.