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Using Batteries to Enure Clean, Reliable and Affordable Universal Energy Access

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This position paper argues that batteries play a key role in rural electrification, affordable rural electricity and grid reliability. Key target markets for initial battery applications are described as rural and underserved. The authors recommend the development and enforcement of a regulatory framework, technical assistance, targets and financial support schemes. Case studies from India, Bangladesh, Jordan, Peru and Mozambique are used to illustrate the authors’ position in concrete terms.