NEWS Two new reports on energy access released in conjunction with the UN Sustainable Energy for All meeting

RAEL researchers and col­leagues at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity, Cross­bound­ary, and Light­ing Global, the Inter­na­tional Finance Cor­po­ra­tion, and United Nations Envi­ron­ment Pro­gram release two new reports on energy access imple­men­ta­tion and services.

Increas­ing Private Capi­tal Invest­ment into Energy Access:  The Case for Mini-grid Pool­ing Facil­i­ties, by Dim­itry Ger­shen­son, Matthew Til­leard, Jake Cusack, Dean Cooper, Ashby Monk, and Daniel Kam­men (Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and the United Nations Envi­ron­ment Pro­gram) pro­poses a pool­ing facil­ity to share risk and diver­sify sup­port for mini-​​grids worldwide.

URL: http://​apps​.unep​.org/​p​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​n​s​/​p​m​t​d​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​s​/​-​I​n​c​r​e​a​s​i​n​g​_​p​r​i​v​a​t​e​_​c​a​p​i​t​a​l​_​i​n​v​e​s​t​m​e​n​t​_​i​n​t​o​_​e​n​e​r​g​y​_​a​c​c​e​s​s​_​_​T​h​e​_​c​a​s​e​_​f​o​r​_​m​i​n​i​-​g​r​i​d​_​p​o​o​l​i​n​g​_​.​pdf


Off-​​grid Power and Con­nec­tiv­ity: Pay-​​as-​​you-​​go financ­ing and dig­i­tal sup­ply chains for pico-​​solar by Peter Alstone, Dim­itry Ger­shen­son, Nick Turman-​​Bryant, Daniel M. Kam­men, and Arne Jacob­son (Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity, Light­ing Global and the World Bank/​International Finance Cor­po­ra­tion) high­lights the dra­matic growth in pay-​​as-​​you-​​go financ­ing busi­ness mod­els worldwide.


URL: https://​www​.light​ing​global​.org/​w​p​-​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​2​0​1​5​/​0​5​/​O​f​f​_​G​r​i​d​_​P​o​w​e​r​_​a​n​d​_​C​o​n​n​e​c​t​i​v​i​t​y​_​P​A​Y​G​_​M​a​y​_​2​0​1​5​.​pdf

Both reports are avail­able on the RAEL pub­li­ca­tions page


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