Key Messages

The United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy estimates that an annual investment of USD 35 billion will be required to make clean and affordable universal energy access (SDG 7) by 2030 a reality. For this, the financial solvency of utilities is a prerequisite.

In this regard, Indian think tank the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), and Southern Voice—a network of 51 think tanks from Africa, Latin America, and Asia—organised a closed-door discussion “Financially Solvent Utilities for Improved Energy Access” on 22 September 2021 (3:30 to 5:30 p.m. IST), as part of the UN Global Goals Week (17 September to 26 September).

The virtual event brought together researchers, policymakers, philanthropists, and other important stakeholders to deliberate on the financial challenges faced by utilities in making energy accessible to all.



Financially Solvent Utilities for Improved Energy Access