Statistics indicate that electricity coverage in the region is at present about 97%. However, this means that some 22 million people – about six million households – still lack service. Providing electricity access to these people requires solutions based on an evaluation of factors such as technology, environmental and social context, economic viability and a cost-benefit analysis, and requires the mutual collaboration of both the public and private sectors.
This report prepared by ARE and commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides valuable reflections and lessons learned on clean energy access projects from the business association perspective. Part of the strategy to reach universal access in the region involves joining forces with other energy access initiatives and networks such as ARE.2018-01-16_are_best_practices_latam.pdf