Next Frontiers for Off-Grid Energy

In many emerging markets, electricity customers — both residential and commercial — suffer from regular blackouts and generally poor power supply, if they’re being served at all. Most energy poor nations also suffer from a conspicuous lack of the small and medium enterprises necessary to build robust economies and a strong middle class. Reliable and affordable electricity is a key piece of the puzzle needed to allow such enterprises to flourish. IRENA estimates that there is more than 400 GW of dirty and expensive diesel backup generation installed globally, much of it to make up for the world’s inadequate grids.

In collaboration with Energy Access SF, Bloomberg New Energy Finance will be addressing this topic at an invitation-only workshop on Feb 7 at Bloomberg’s San Francisco office on the Embarcadero.

In this half-day session, we will explore the competitiveness of clean technologies as alternatives to diesel and other stop-gap fuels, the businesses now focusing on this vast opportunity, the extent to which governments can help spur the market and the business models evolving to address it. We’ll then discuss the major information requirements for accelerating institutional investment and potential commercial avenues available to address them.


1:30PM2:00PMIntroductory remarks
2:00PM3:15PMSession 1
3:45PM5:00PMSession 2
5:00PM6:00PMWrap-Up and Reception


February 7, 2017

Bloomberg San Francisco
Pier 3, Embarcadero
Suite 101

This event is strictly invitation only. Please contact Rob Glen at for further questions.