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International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition 2016

IOREC Conference

The 3rd International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition (IOREC) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 30th of September and the 1st of October 2016. It is being organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE).

More than 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, and reducing this number is critical to bringing opportunity and prosperity to developing countries. Many of the world's energy-poor are located in areas without connectivity to an electricity grid, some of which have few prospects for grid connectivity in the near term. While large-scale centralized power generation projects have dominated electrification efforts for decades, advancements in renewable and efficient technologies have made distributed, decentralized systems increasingly attractive to communities, consumers and even low-level industrial users.

REEEP invests in markets for off-grid electrification from the small-scale household (stand-alone solar lighting and power sources) to microgrid and minigrid applications.

Ministerial Conference: "Italy-Africa: Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future"

The Italy-Africa Initiative, in its specific energy-environment sector, plans to relaunch relations with African countries through an analysis of the prospects for investment in power generation, development of transmission networks and renewable energy - all decisive factors in the path towards a sustainable development of the continent.

The aim is to strengthen the presence of businesses in these areas and to share with African partners the experience gained by our companies in the energy sector.

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