#SkipTheGrid: Putting Decentralized Renewables to Work in Emerging Markets

A movement is growing to bring energy security to the 1.1 billion people around the world living without electricity, and renewable energy is at the foundation of that movement.

The idea is simple; leapfrog the big, centralized power infrastructure — multi-megawatt power generation centers and bulk power transmission lines — by building decentralized renewable generation closer to end users — configuring, for example, solar PV, wind turbines and energy storage systems into hybrid microgrids.

We want to highlight this movement to bring energy straight to the people without the delays created by funding, permitting and building large infrastructure projects. That’s why we’re holding a #SkipTheGrid Twitter event to chat about how the renewable energy sector is rallying to drive the adoption of decentralized renewables in emerging markets, such as Africa and Asia.

Join us on Twitter on Aug. 23 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT. Tweet your questions about the opportunities for microgrids, what’s working, and what’s starting to scale. Share your success stories about funding, supportive policies, and new installations and demonstration projects.

We’re also focusing on decentralized energy structures as part of a conference track on Global Markets during Power Generation Week in December. You can learn more about the conference by clicking here.

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