Access to energy at Shell

Globally, around 800 million people still lack access to electricity and hundreds of millions more have an unreliable supply. In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), we are working to provide more clean, reliable energy to those who do not have it today.

By 2030, our ambition is to deliver reliable electricity to 100 million consumers in emerging markets in Africa and Asia. We intend to achieve it by improving reliability of supply for residential, commercial and industrial customers with existing electricity connections as well as by enabling first time access to power for customers and communities without existing connections today.

Beyond our commercial activities, Shell’s Social Investment teams develop market-based programmes that provide access to clean and affordable energy for some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable people.

Delivering reliable electricity in Africa and Asia

Shell’s Energy Access business aims to deliver reliable electricity to 100 million consumers in emerging markets by 2030.

Investing in energy access for communities

Achieving universal energy access by 2030 will require a mix of commercial investment and community programmes tailored to those who cannot access or afford energy solutions without support.