Alliance for Rural Electrification

Rural Electrification

ARE Vision

It is the vision of ARE that by 2030 everyone in the world and in particular all rural people in low-and-medium income countries should have access to affordable, secure and clean energy and energy services.

ARE Mission

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association that promotes a sustainable decentralised renewable energy industry for the 21st century, activating markets for affordable energy services, and creating local jobs and inclusive economies.


ARE enables improved energy access through business development support for its Membership along with the whole value chain for off-grid technologies.

As Proud Partner of SEforALL, ARE collaborates with SEforALL through specifically tailored interventions which lie on the critical path as identified by the Global Tracking Framework (2017). ARE mobilises and unites all private sector players and partners who are passionate and committed to improving regional socio-economic development and quality of life of individuals with the provision of electricity.

By consolidating the off-grid sector ARE is there to assist decision-makers from both, private and public sector, by:


Providing key policy, technical and financial recommendations for the development of incentivising and business enabling market and framework conditions that will allow for higher investments into self-sustainable and business-driven rural electrification markets;

Sharing best practices in order to enable interested players to improve by making use of lessons learnt and thereby engage more effectively into project implementation and deployment as well as into operations and management commercially viable business models;

Acting as a global matchmaking platform for B2B and B2Finance with the purpose to direct and to increase available funding and financing so that rural electrification technologies can be rolled out in a systematic manner;

Bringing members into a more competitive position to successfully grow their businesses on the international level.

To promote the transformation of the global economies towards the use of low carbon emission and clean energy the function of ARE is also to close existing communication and function gaps between the public and private sector, the grid, and the off-grid sector as well as between the fossil and renewable energy sector. ARE strongly believes that with the appropriate mix of instruments and initiatives it is possible to mature and to commercialise rural electrification markets in the short term!


Rural Electrification



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