Schneider Electric challenges how to close the energy gap at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum

Gilles Vermot Desroches, Chief Sustainability Officer, shares the conclusions of
the study “How regulatory, Financial and Technology drivers can grow microgrid-
driven Access to Energy”
? India, Brazil, Guinea Equatorial and Myanmar are among the countries which
benefited of Schneider Electric’s Access to Energy program2018– Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management
and automation, recently participated in the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Forum in Lisbon. Under
the theme “Leaving No One Behind”, around 750 high-level representatives from government, business, civil
society and international organisations came together to discuss to the agenda of closing the energy gaps
we have nowadays, especially for people at the base of the pyramid.
The Forum agenda focused on sharing the latest evidence of progress on SDG7 and scalable innovations in
providing energy efficiency around the world. Gilles Vermot Desroches, Chief Sustainability Officer of
Schneider Electric and General Delegate of Schneider Electric Foundation, participated in a Panel
Discussion about the innovations in operations, technology and business models that are required to meet
increasing demand for electricity and ensure a successful transformation of today’s utilities. “We believe
Access to Energy is a basic human right, and it must be addressed through a multi-stakeholder approach. As
such Schneider Electric contributes with technical solutions, but also with a social approach that combines
Vocational training, Entrepreneurship and Impact investing”, said Vermot Desroches speaking on the Access
to Energy program of the company.
Coinciding with the celebration of the SEforALL Forum, Schneider Electric also published a detailed report
that analyzes how the progress in three key areas – government regulation, financing and technology- has
opened the doors to accelerated rural electrification.
Since 2009 working to provide access to a reliable and sustainable energy for all





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