Schneider Electric | We Believe That Access to Energy is a Basic Human Right

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Schneider Electric | We Believe That Access to Energy is a Basic Human Right

Involving local stakeholders

Whether rolling out rural electrification capabilities using solar microgrids or installing solar lighting in remote communities, we never stop at project implementation. Our goal is to provide efficient, sustainable technologies that communities can maintain for years.

Collaboration is key to achieving this vision. To that end, our Access to Energy program actively involves local stakeholders, including residents and customers, to bring — and sustain — safe, clean electricity to communities.

These collaborative efforts include:

  • Offers and business models for the design and deployment of adequate electrical distribution offers via off-grid solutions
  • Impact investment funds for innovative local energy entrepreneurship
  • Training (both technical and business) to address local skill shortages

As proof of our commitment, we are running programs around the globe to help get electricity to the people who need it:

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Content from this campaign

VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa
Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone solar powered systems and mini-grid solutions, but the target communities often cannot afford the purchase price and lack the know-how to operate...
Nov 17, 2017 1:45 PM ET
VIDEO | A Social Innovation Project In 5 European Countries, Committing to Tackle Fuel Poverty
In mid-June 2017, the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and Ashoka, launched a new Call for Projects, in partnership with Enel, to select the 15 most innovative organizations that offer creative and systems-changing solutions to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy sustainability in Europe. Fuel poverty is a major issue in Europe, whereby tens of...
Nov 14, 2017 10:10 AM ET
Changing Lives with Training and Entrepreneurship Support
Skills development and support to entrepreneurship in energy-related fields open access to qualified employment and entrepreneurial activities for people from underprivileged backgrounds, thereby empowering local communities to develop and maintain solutions that provide access to modern, reliable and sustainable energy for all. Join us on: ...
May 22, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Investing to Close the Energy Gap
Energy entrepreneurs and inventors can make a big impact on advancing sustainability throughout the world. Schneider Electric invests in innovative projects through the Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEA) Fund and the Energy Access Ventures (EAV) Fund.. Read our Sustainable Energy...
May 22, 2017 8:55 AM ET
Access to Energy is a Basic Human Right
At Schneider Electric, we want everyone on our planet to have access to reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy. Today nearly 1.1 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. By developing inclusive business models, Schneider Electric contributes to poverty alleviation and environmental protection in an innovative and economically...
May 22, 2017 8:45 AM ET