100&Change: 2021

CalCEF Innovations DBA New Energy Nexus (NEX)

25x25: Ending Energy Poverty Faster

The 25x25 Electricity Access Acceleration Collaborative will work to bring decentralized renewable energy to 25 emerging markets, ending energy poverty in those markets by 2025.

Submitted: August 2019
DOWNLOAD: Project Factsheet
Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Climate Change & Environment
Current Work Location(s):
  • Abia State, Nigeria
  • Baringo, Kenya
  • Banten, Indonesia
  • Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
  • Eastern Province, Sierra Leone
  • Ādīs Ābeba Āstedader, Ethiopia
  • Ayeyawady Region, Myanmar
  • Boucle du Mouhoun Region, Burkina Faso
  • Madhya Pashchimanchal, Nepal
  • Central Region, Malawi
Priority Population(s):
  • Low-income people
  • Extremely poor people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy

Executive Summary

Nearly a billion people remain trapped in energy poverty and must survive without access to electricity, relying instead on kerosene, diesel and other fossil fuels. Energy poverty marginalizes those affected, limiting their active role in society and their potential for study, work, and other pursuits. A brighter future is possible. Decentralized renewable energy (DRE), including mini-grids and home solar systems, directly engage energy impoverished individuals in creating their own power. From Bangladesh to Zimbabwe, energy poor consumers have proven by the millions that they can—and will—opt for DRE solutions when given the choice and with the right political and financial support in place. Our solution is to rapidly develop the ecosystem that enables this choice. By engaging governments, donors and the private sector, and leveraging consumer choice, 25x25 will create vibrant markets that can deliver universal energy access in a fraction of the time predicted, costing less than traditional approaches.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

CalCEF Innovations DBA New Energy Nexus (NEX)

website: https://www.newenergynexus.com/
Organization Headquarters
Alameda County, California, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$10 to $49 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 50

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