Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017
Poor people’s energy outlook 2017 uses national energy planning as an entry point to reframe energy finance discussions. Having developed bottom-up integrated national energy access plans in Togo, Kenya, and Bangladesh in PPEO 2016, PPEO 2017 models the least-cost national technology mix, and financing required, to achieve Total Energy Access in these countries and globally.
Achieving SDG7 will require us to challenge ‘business as usual’ models that have left over 1 billion people lacking electricity and 3 billion cooking on inadequate stoves. This means building capacity and cross-sectoral partnerships, and focusing on alternative technologies and financing mechanisms to facilitate new ways of working. Key to this will be development finance institutions, donors, philanthropists, impact investors, and other concessional financiers who can help facilitate systemic change using targeted subsidies, concessional loans, and other tools to reach those at the bottom of the pyramid.
The PPEO 2017 is the second in a suite of three PPEOs which takes the Total Energy Access framework developed in previous editions and illustrates how to operationalize it in terms of planning (PPEO 2016), financing (this edition), and delivering at scale (PPEO 2018).
2. The inadequacies of energy access finance
3. A bottom-up approach to estimating national technology mix and financing requirements
7. National implications of community-driven planning
8. A how-to guide for quickly and sustainably scaling energy finance and delivery
9. Conclusions and recommendations