The challenge

Urban areas require an uninterrupted supply of energy, consuming 75% of global primary energy. While minimizing the ecological footprint of cities, energy distribution needs to become sustainable, more inclusive and fair to foster universal development.

Increasing population growth, rapid urbanization and expanding economic development are putting pressure on limited energy which annual demand growth is around 7 % developing countries, while the supply remains stable. Hence a mismatch between the supply and demand and frequent power rationing in cities.