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Out of Africa

FSR Topic of the Month Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 ↔ SDG 17) by the FSR Global Team Out of Africa Recently, the Florence […] read more

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Energy Africa Workshop & Photo Exhibition in Milan

The FSR and WAME are pleased to invite you to: Photo Exhibition: Africa – a continent loaded with energy Opening on 23 November at 7.15pm 40 shots, […] read more

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FSR Training in Madagascar: Regulation for Universal Access to Energy

Residential Training on Regulation For Universal Access To Energy 4 – 5 October 2018 | Antananarivo, Madagascar The FSR team is in Madagascar for a two-day residential […] read more

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Fundamentals of the Regulation of the Power Sector



10 scholarships: Regulation of the Power Sector online course

Regulation of the Power Sector online course directed by Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga 8 October 2018 – 8 February 2019 | Online Power system regulation is never at […] read more

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Open Africa power

Event Highlights


FSR welcomes Open Africa Power initiative participants

FSR welcomed participants from the ‘Open Africa Power’ initiative at our home base in Florence this week. The African participants interacted with FSR researchers to understand the […] read more

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FSR in Mauritius for the Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy with Indian Ocean Commission

FSR is part of the first Regional Forum on Sustainable Energy at Mauritius from May 28-30, 2018. The forum is organised by the Indian Ocean […] read more

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Energy Access



Energy Access portal on energypedia launched!

Energypedia, in collaboration with the World Access to Modern Energy (WAME), an FSR Project, launched the Energy Access portal on energypedia at the Sustainable Energy […] read more

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FSR Partner of Enel Foundation’s Open Africa Power initiative

On 9 April 2018 in Nairobi, the Florence School of Regulation joined the kick-off of the first edition of Open Africa Power. The program, created […] read more

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Partners and Experts Meeting for a Curriculum Development Programme for Energy Demand and Supply Planning and Management in Africa

FSR is participating in the development of a capacity building programme for Africa. Represented by Swetha RaviKumar Bhagwat, the FSR is part of the working […] read more

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- Universal Access to Energy

Access to Electricity for All: The role of the European power sector in the advancement of sustainable and climate resilient development

On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda entitled “Transforming our world – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an inter-governmentally agreed set of objectives relating to international development, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals once these expire at the end of 2015.  To “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”  is one of the agreed SDGs.

Electricity is a precondition for economic development. Yet today, 1.2 billion people in the world still have no access to electricity. Action is thus urgently needed.  Improving access to low carbon electricity means bringing energy independence and security to vulnerable countries, while also providing an important tool in the battle against climate change. The European electricity sector is fully committed to fulfilling these fundamental development and environmental needs.  As the world energy demand grows day by day, low carbon electricity will provide an important opportunity to satisfy such demand in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.

Representatives from public and private sectors, as well as the EU institutions and NGOs, will be invited to discuss and engage in frank discussions on the EU’s strategy and efforts with regard to providing access to electricity in developing countries, in the context of the outcome of the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris and the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.   This will prove an excellent opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views on the role of the EU, the European electricity industry’s best practices as well as financing instruments.

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