Online debate: Providing Energy Access in 2019

Last modified: March 4, 2019

11 March 2019 | 2-3pm CET | online

Universal access to clean and modern energy is one of the top energy challenges of our time. Significant progress has been achieved in the past years. However, based on the current trajectory, the IEA estimates that around 674 million inhabitants will continue to lack access to electricity in 2030. It is therefore imperative to ‘think big’, involve all the relevant stakeholders and remove barriers to massive electrification business models.

The 2nd online debate leading up to the FSR Global Forum discusses the following issues:

  • What are the main barriers to massive electrification business models? How to remove them?
  • Is a “utility-like” business model the most adequate long-term approach for electricity supply to the population that lacks acceptable electricity access?


Rachel Kyte (TBC) |CEO – SEforAll

Salvatore Vinci | Deputy Director – IRENA

Praveer Sinha | CEO & Managing Director – Tata Power


Ignacio Perez Arriaga | Professor – FSR, MIT and UPComillas

An open discussion will follow.