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Access to energy for Everyone

We believe that access to energy is a fundamental human right. That's why we have set up an ambitious programme called Access to Energy, that combines investment in entrepreneurship, technological solutions and training. So far, we have provided access to energy to more than 20 million people.

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The Hifadhi project and Paris Marathon

We invest in the Livelihoods Funds to offset the emissions of the Paris Marathon through the Hifadhi project, which distributes tree seeds to mitigate deforestation and cookstoves to local communities in Kenya.
Engineers participate in a Schneider Electric training session for energy management

Universal access to energy can create 4.5 m new jobs

See how the #PoweringJobs coalition can create sustainable job opportunities.

Energy recovery after natural disasters

Villaya Emergency provides access to energy in emergency situations, with the ability to deploy on site in less than 30 minutes. This is an important advancement for electricity in humanitarian emergencies.

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Impact Investing


Schneider Electric Energy Access Fund

Within its Access to Energy Program, Schneider Electric has created the Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEA) impact investing fund. It supports small and medium companies with innovative energy access solutions, aiming to provide sustainable access to energy for the 1.06 billion people who are deprived of it.

Energy Access Ventures Fund

Schneider Electric initiated and supports the Energy Access Ventures (EAV), which invests €60 million to transform communities across Africa and stimulate economic development through energy access solutions. This fund is jointly backed by Schneider Electric, CDC group, the UK department for International Development (DFID), the European Investment Bank, FISEA-PROPARCO, OFID and AFD-FFEM.

    Amped Innovation

    Design of affordable and scalable products addressing energy needs.

    Fenix International

    East Africa. Pay-as-you-go solar energy solutions for households and small businesses distributed through mobile operators.

    Simpa Networks

    India. Pay-as-you-go solar systems for households and small businesses.


    Financing companies providing access to energy in emerging countries.


    Support of business creation in France through microfinance. SEEA contributes with a specific focus on electricians.

    Caisse solidaire

    Social savings and loans to create jobs and social, environmental or cultural activities.


    Financial and technical support to local Micro Finance Institutions in emerging countries.


With the support of the Schneider Electric Foundation, we partner with local and global non-profit education organisations to train disadvantaged people and support informal entrepreneurs in the energy field. We have more than 50 years of experience in developing tailored training solutions for professionals and the education sector.


By 2040, 40% of developing countries will be powered by microgrids fuelled by sustainable power sources. At Schneider Electric, we make sure we train professionals to be able to operate them safely.

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