1. What is energy accessibility?
Energy accessibility is described as the availability of modernized energy in the form of electricity and clean cooking fuel to alleviate energy poverty in a region. It can be quantified in terms of the percentage of people who utilize clean cooking fuels and electricity. Although there has been significant development in expanding installed capacity for power generation and extending grids into rural regions, the availability of clean, sustainable, and accessible energy still remains an issue, hindering the achievement of universal access to energy.
Ensuring access to affordable and sustainable energy for all is a critical pillar of economic growth, enhancing the living conditions and wellbeing of local communities. Global sustainable energy solutions like Schneider Electric Access to Energy solutions entail processes, products, programs, and skill development plans to enable access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.
2. Why is access to energy important?
Access to electricity relieves poverty and expands opportunities while enhancing healthcare, productivity, and living conditions. In addition, it fuels technologies that make everyday life more convenient, allowing individuals to help grow the economic conditions in more innovative ways.
Global sustainable energy solutions have also become essential to deal with climate change, security, strengthening economies, food production, and ensuring access to affordable and sustainable energy for all.
3. What is a sustainable energy solution?
Sustainable energy solutions provide clean, limitless, and intensely competitive energy, which varies from fossil fuels primarily in its richness of diversity, abundance in availability, and the flexibility of usage almost anywhere globally. Most importantly, sustainable energy solutions neither emit greenhouse gases nor any other form of polluting emissions, affecting climate change.
Schneider Electric provides a host of sustainable energy solutions, including solar microgrid solutions, home, and industrial automation solutions, and a wide range of other deployments to be used in any situation, accelerating the efforts to provide everyone access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy.