ICT for Energy

Smart grids, pay-as-you-go schemes and giving consumers enough information to reduce consumption … these are a few of the ways in which ICT can help the world meet the United Nations’ SDG 7 goals for sustainable development: universal access to affordable and reliable energy services; substantially greater use of renewables; and double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency — all by 2030. With the UN needing to enhance international cooperation and expand the global infrastructure as it upgrades critical technology, ICT for Energy — Telecommunications and Energy Working for Sustainable Development discusses the role of ICT in hitting the SDG 7 targets. The report investigates the current business and regulatory incentives for cooperation between telecommunication and energy providers, looks at the European Union experience of collaboration between the two sectors, and sets out the requirements for further, successful partnerships.