Thursday, Oct 7, 10:00-12:00 am CEST
Event - Using end-user subsidies to achieve universal energy access
- Energy Access
End-user subsidies, which directly reduce costs for consumers, have the potential to address the affordability challenge and enable energy access for the most vulnerable communities. However, for them to be as effective as possible, they must be considered alongside other enablers, such as supportive fiscal policy and supply side subsidies. In addition, as end-user subsidies are complex and create the risk of market distortion - which can hamper other energy access efforts - they need to be designed very carefully.This event will explore the ‘smart’ design of end-user subsidies to address this complexity and uncover solutions. It will have a particular focus on stand alone solar technologies.