Alliance of Rural Electrification (ARE)
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) who represents the decentralised clean energy sector with members along the whole value chain, was founded in 2006 to act as a solution provider in order to advance access to clean energy and energy services in developing and emerging countries.
As the only existing business association to promote the whole range of off-grid solutions, ARE is recognised as a partner of the United Nations Sustainable Energy For All Initiative (SEforALL). ARE mobilises and unites all private sector players and partners who are passionate and committed to improve regional socio-economic development and quality of life of individuals with the provision of electricity.
By consolidating the off-grid sector ARE is there to assist decision-makers from both, private and public sector, by:
Providing key policy, technical and financial recommendations for the development of incentivising and business enabling market and framework conditions that will allow for higher investments into self-sustainable and business-driven rural electrification markets;
Sharing best practices in order to enable interested players to improve by making use of lessons learnt and thereby engage more effectively into project implementation and deployment as well as into operations and management commercially viable business models;
Acting as a global match-making platform for B2B and B2Finance with the purpose to direct and to increase available funding and financing so that rural electrification technologies can be rolled out in a systematic manner;
Bringing members into a more competitive position to successfully grow their businesses on the international level.
To promote the transformation of the global economies towards the use of low carbon emission and clean energy the function of ARE is also to close existing communication and function gaps between the public and private sector, the grid and off-grid sector as well as between the fossil and renewable energy sector. ARE strongly believes that with the appropriate mix of instruments and initiatives it is possible to mature and to commercialise rural electrification markets in the short term!
The Alliance for Rural Electrification is an international business association representing the decentralised energy sector working towards the integration of renewables into rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries.
They enable improved energy access through business development support for more than 90 members along the whole value chain for off-grid technologies by targeted advocacy and facilitating access to international and regional funding.
Their aim is to attract and unite all relevant actors in order to speak with one voice about rural electrification with renewable energies.
Since its creation in 2006, ARE has been serving as a global platform for sharing knowledge and best practices to provide for the rapid implementation of available and advanced RE technologies and services.
It is the vision of ARE that by 2030 everyone in the world and in particular all rural people in low-and medium income countries should have access to affordable, secure and clean energy and energy services.