Energy4commons designs, develops and implements off-grid rural and urban electrification programs using renewable energy. We provide our technical expertise and know-how to support developers, institutions, consultants and operators in all stages of thinking and deployment of Projects concerning access to electricity.
Access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy is a pillar of prosperity and development for every economy. It is part of the 17 sustainable development goals included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations Member States in 2015. Despite the recent increase in electrification worldwide, access to modern energy continues to represent an urgent and real need for about 840 million people all over the world.
We are convinced that access to energy constitutes an important and necessary step in the fight against hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality and health diseases that kill millions of people over the world. Universal access to modern and sustainable energy contributes to the empowerment of the most vulnerable people, especially women and children, as off-grid systems contribute to the decentralization of the energy systems and thus, to the socialization and democratization of energy
We believe that a fundamental solution is to flip the shape of the energy sector from a top-to-bottom approach to a bottom-to-top approach. Those at the bottom of the pyramid must be empowered to drive and direct the growth of the energy systems. Within this new framework of decentralized access to electricity, community-owned infrastructure and decentralized green-energy production should make the energy systems work in the interest of the wider public, with the profit motive giving way to social and environmental goals so energy becomes a “common good”.
Energy4commons advocates for access to modern, reliable and affordable energy as a fundamental and inalienable right for all human beings. We develop a campaign addressed to the civil society, as well as to policy makers, investors and stakeholders in the energy industry in order to promote an understanding of the urgency of implementing efficient and credible actions to enable universal access to energy to more vulnerable communities.
Energy4commons is committed to bridging the gap between those who have access to electricity and those who do not have access to any source of affordable, reliable and modern energy to power their daily lives. We work to bring power to the powerless people of the world. We offer comprehensive advice to public and private institutions, communities, cooperative and non-governmental organizations so they can implement off-grid energy solutions in order to contribute to scaling up the delivery of energy products and services to the more vulnerable social sectors.
* We develop projects ranging from stand-alone systems to mini-grid life systems, including business and financial modelling, site selection, feasibility studies, community engagement, demand assessment, technical system design, fundraising, equipment procurement, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance.
* We help mini-grid operators to grow demand and offer business, technical and financial mentorship services in the field to small productive users of mini-grids.
* We pilot new micro and mini-grid business models, conduct feasibility studies on financial support schemes, and manage grant programs.
Energy4commons acts as a civic and independent organization working to ensure universal access to energy, as described in the horizon 2030 framework. We do so by contributing to bridging the socioeconomic gap between the global North and the global South, as well as to making these communities more resilient, autonomous and productive.
● Off-grid energy systems: kit, hybrid power plants, mini-grids
● Territorial energy planning
● Renewable energy source systems
● Water supply and renewable irrigation system
● Utilization of rural electrification infrastructures
● Maximizing the value of productive uses of electricity
Territorial planning studies
Dimensioning and technical design of structures
Harmonization of regulatory and institutional mechanisms
Project management, site monitoring, assistance with receiving operations and commissioning
Demand analysis and socio-economic studies
Training, monitoring and monitoring mediation
Socioeconomic and environmental impact studies