Why off-grid energy can change the world: Join a live Twitter Q&A with Jeffrey Prins

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14 August 2015

LONDON: On the eve of the first-ever India Off-Grid Energy Summit, at 2pm London time/9am US time on August 18, we’re hosting a live Twitter Q&A with Jeffrey Prins, Program Manager, DOEN Foundation, to dissect the opportunities of connecting off-grid companies and societies to renewable energy.

Bringing together business enterprises and leaders from the off-grid energy sector with investors, think tanks and government representatives, the India Off-Grid Summit 2015 summit is organized by The Climate Group in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Government of India, the Clean Energy Access Network and the South Asia Network for Clean Energy.

Owing to his work with rural communities and climate projects around the world through his role at the DOEN Foundation, a Netherlands-based philanthropic organization which was established by the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Jeffrey Prins is an expert on how scaling up renewables can help bring energy access to all.

Commenting on the importance of connecting clean energy to communities and businesses in rural parts of the world, he says: “I am looking forward to the first ever India summit on off-grid energy; it is a way to celebrate clean, cheap energy and projects like Bijli – and the Dutch Postcode Lottery and DOEN are proud to be part of.

"With more than 300 million people in India still without access to electricity in 2015, the energy sector and policymakers must address the challenges many communities face in terms of energy access. I invite you to ask me questions on Twitter next week so we can begin to unpack solutions for this crucial issue.”

You can find out what the DOEN Foundation is doing for off-grid energy expansion through projects like The Climate Group’s Bijli – Clean Energy for All and discuss challenges and opportunities in the sector by joining our live Twitter Q&A at 2pm London time/9am US time on August 18, using hashtag #OffGridSummit.

You can follow the conversation online in the lead up to and during the summit on hashtag #OffGridSummit.


What is Bijli? See some of our project's big achievements here



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