Event type Workshop

Access to Energy

Ensuring universal access to modern energy services is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030.

Enel, as a member of the Global Compact LEAD of the United Nations, launched the “ENabling ELectricity” program in 2011, with the aim of creating a new business model linked to access to energy, for people who live in isolated rural areas and those who live in areas around the major urban agglomerates. The program has involved over 2.5 million people worldwide so far.

Starting from Enel’s experience in this field, this workshop will give the participants the opportunity to discuss sustainability - in energy and social terms- as well as innovation as an essential lever to new business approaches and new technological solutions to meet the energy needs of developing countries.

Representatives from the UN, EU institutions, private sectors and civil society will debate their point of view in an informal panel discussion followed by a cocktail reception.


Monica FRASSONI, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (moderator)

Rachel KYTE, Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All

Roberto RIDOLFI, Director of the European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DG DEVCO)

Karla WURSTEROVA, Chair of the Working Group on Development Cooperation (CODEV) in the Council of the EU, Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU

Frederik J. VAN DEN BOSCH, FMO - Dutch development bank

Francesco VENTURINI, Chief Executive Officer, Enel Green Power and Chairman of WindEurope