1.2 billion people in the world have no access to electricity and another 2.7 billion have very limited access. As a result these people also lack access to basic services, are largely excluded from modern communication and hampered in their ability to escape poverty. LVDC is one of the tools that will enable sustainable electricity access, off-grid, with the help of renewables.
The IEC is driving the development of LVDC, making this technology safe and broadly accessible. Holding this conference in Africa will provide a real understanding of electricity access needs to IEC experts and stakeholders.