1.5 billion people globally lack access to electricity necessary to pull them out of poverty.

Image by Shashikant Dhotre

“Energy poverty is an endemic and crippling problem; nearly 600 million people in Africa live without access to any power, which also means no access to safer and healthier electric cooking and heating, powered health centers and refrigerated medicines, light to study at night, or electricity to run a business.”

– Seven Graphics That Explain Energy Poverty and How the US Can Do Much More, 2014

Developing countries need affordable,
reliable electricity to develop their economies.