Energy Access Stakeholders’ Collaboration and the Role of IEEE - 2021 Virtual Energy Access Workshop and EBL-2

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Moderator: Jelena Popovic, EBL Vice-Chair, University of Twente Panelists: Rajan Kapur - VP IEEE Smart Village, Larankelo Ventures, Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan Global Chair IEEE Humanitarian  Activities 

Lwanga Herbert - IEEE SIGHT Chair, Logel Science Foundation, Anuradha Annaswamy, Past-President IEEE Control Systems Society 

 

On behalf of the IEEE PELS Energy Access and Empower a Billion Lives Global Steering Committee, it is our honor to  welcome you to the 2021 Virtual Workshop on Energy Access and Empower a Billion Lives II, hosted by the IEEE  Power Electronics Society and IEEE TV. The Workshop on Energy Access provides a platform for bringing together a  diverse community dedicated to solving the challenges posed by equitable energy access.  

Our aim is to improve the understanding of the needs and capabilities of various stakeholders, continuing the  dialogue on collaboration, and exploring ways to expand the global Energy Access community, and strengthen  collaboration among stakeholders. 

This Workshop is also announcing the launch of IEEE PELS Empower a Billion Lives II (EBL) Global Competition to  accelerate energy access for nearly three billions people who still live with extreme energy poverty. The goal of this  competition is to crowdsource holistic and scalable solutions that will be effective in providing energy access to  communities that have no access to energy services and live below the global poverty level. This competition will  build off the success of Empower a Billion Lives I and take input from prior EBL I teams and the Energy Access  community in crafting the next competition.  

A special thank you to all the panelists and partners and a hearty thanks to the IEEE volunteers and staff for their  dedicated work and to IEEE Power Electronics Society as the workshop sponsor. 

Moderator: Jelena Popovic, EBL Vice-Chair, University of Twente Panelists: Rajan Kapur - VP IEEE Smart Village, Larankelo Ventures, Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan Global Chair IEEE Humanitarian  Activities, Lwanga Herbert - IEEE SIGHT Chair, Logel Science Foundation, Anuradha Annaswamy, Past-President IEEE Control Systems Society 

 

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