Welcome to the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access!

Open Letter from Vimal Mahendru


Open Letter from Vimal Mahendru, Chair of our Organizing Committee

LVDC is to play a key role in the 21st Century, be it to replace fossil fuels with greener technologies, or bring electricity to the 1.2 billion people in the world who are deprived of it. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that while man has been on the moon, and is now thinking of landing on Mars, a large number of our own fellow-citizens remains without any electricity at all. The United Nations’ SDG7 (sustainable development goal for affordable and clean energy) is all about bridging the gap between the haves and have-nots.

The first ever LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access is an endeavour to bring together varied stakeholders, from policy makers to NGOs, from technology gurus to industry experts, from systems engineers to funding agencies, to share their views about how to speed up the work on enabling energy access. The conference is likely to attract delegates from all over the world, and participation is free for accepted delegates.

I invite you to participate in the conference and energize the most significant of the SDGs to enable true energy access.

Vimal Mahendru, Chair, Organizing Committee Convener; Systems Evaluation Group-4 – LVDC

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