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

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Helping Locals in Myanmar With 24/7 Access to Sustainable Energy and Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal #7
How do you provide efficient and sustainable electricity 24X7 for fishermen and farmers cultivating rubber trees in one of the four villages at Kenti Island? Until very recently, these four villages in Kenti Island, Myanmar, received electricity through a diesel generator owned by a private player. At that time electricity was available only for 4 hours in the night on an intermittent basis....
Mar 20, 2018 8:25 AM ET
Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Nothing Will Change for the 1.06 Billion People Living Without Access to Energy if Adequate Local Skills Are Not Developed
What’s TVET? In short, the Technical and Vocational Education Training provides skills to vulnerable population enabling them to take career opportunities and providing essential services to their communities. It has a bridging role to play in the rising of energy demand and unemployment. However, this type of training faces several challenges that prevent it from reaching its full...
Mar 16, 2018 9:20 AM ET
Schneider Electric WHITEPAPER | Discover Why Helping Entrepreneurs in the Energy Field Can Contribute to Reaching a More Sustainable Development
With a global unemployment that will reach 212 million in 2019 and 1.06 billion people without access to energy, urgent actions need to be taken to tackle this unfortunate trend. One of them could be entrepreneurship. According to The United Nations University World Institute, entrepreneurship is a “resource process and state of being through and in which individuals utilize...
Mar 12, 2018 9:05 AM ET
This e-Card Helps to Power Rural Homes (And Their Holiday Decorations)
The Holiday season is here, so let's take the chance and contribute to a better access to energy for those who need it most. With each share of our Season’s Greetings on social media, the Schneider Electric Foundation donates €1 to help improving access to energy around the world. How to join...
Dec 19, 2017 8:45 AM ET
Ashoka and Schneider Electric Foundation Support Social Entrepreneurs to Tackle European Fuel Poverty
In the past decade, fuel poverty has become a major challenge in Europe, where 50 to 125 million people are considered to be living in fuel poverty. One of the most serious consequences of fuel poverty is related to health. Insufficient heating affects the living conditions and health of households. Then, the poor insulation of houses, combined with inappropriate secondary heating, affects...
Dec 7, 2017 9:10 AM ET