"Empower a Billion Lives" Competition (includes CSS-sponsored Track prize on Automation!)

Announcements | Wed, Nov 24th, 2021

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We are excited to announce a new competition “Empower a Billion Lives,” designed to accelerate deployment of energy access solutions to address the needs of communities suffering from energy poverty. Building further on the success of EBL-I the current round of EBL-II is seeking innovative ideas from interested parties providing an economically viable energy access solution. Solutions should provide at least the equivalent of ESMAP Tier 2 access in terms of functionality enabled, which is a minimum of 50W (for 30 minutes), and more than 200Wh per day. 

A new track prize has been sponsored by CSS, through the CSS Fund, on automation where the proposed solution should demonstrate the underlying advantage of autonomous operations via increased scale, resilience, simplicity, or a combination thereof.

We request you to widely circulate this information among your networks and encourage all who may be interested to submit a concept paper by following the guidelines in https://empowerabillionlives.org/compete/.

Important information:

3-page Concept Paper with a 2-3 minute pitch video due: December 15, 2021
Further instructions can be found in https://empowerabillionlives.org/compete/
For any further questions, please reach out to csstaskforceebl2@gmail.com.

Anuradha Annaswamy, Past President, CSS
Thomas Parisini, President, CSS