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The International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) is a flagship event of IRENA and acts as the global platform for sharing experiences and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems. It is convened every two years, with the first four editions of the event taking place in Accra, Ghana in 2012, Manila, Philippines in 2014, Nairobi, Kenya in 2016, and Singapore in 2018. The fifth edition of IOREC was held virtually in December 2021.

The 6th edition of IOREC will take place in Abuja, Nigeria on 3rd and 4th November 2022 under the umbrella of International Energy Transition Week (IETW). The event is expected to attract subject experts from around the world and across the off-grid renewable energy sector. The plenary sessions will begin with a high-level dialogue led by energy leaders. Representatives championing the cause and working on energy access through decentralised renewable energy (DRE) - government counter parts, rural electrification agencies, financing institutions, policy & regulatory think tanks, private sector, NGOs, academia, and international organisations will participate in the 2-day event, deliberating on enabling policies, financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for scaling up decentralised renewable energy for access. Particular attention will be paid to the nexus between energy access and other key development priorities such as food, water and health services.

The Conference will provide partners with the opportunity to present their initiatives, exchange best practices and facilitate the identification of synergies and partnerships. In this context, technical deep dive sessions will be organised in addition to the thematic plenary sessions. Furthermore, innovators, practitioners and entrepreneurs from the off-grid renewable energy space will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services in the exhibition, organised by the Alliance for Rural Electrification, to be held through the 5-days of the IETW.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification is the official iindustry partner of the upcoming IOREC.

Event programme overview is available here.

Past Editions

  • 2021
    Online conference 07 – 09 December 2021

    The 5th edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) was held virtually on 7-9 December 2021. The Conference was organized by IRENA in partnership with Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). Outcomes and key takeaways report of the 5th edition of the IOREC provides an insight on the deliberations and learnings from the event.

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  • 2018
    Singapore 31 October – 01 November 2018

    The International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC), organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency, is the global platform for sharing experience and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems.

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  • 2016
    Nairobi, Kenya 30 September – 01 October 2016

    The 3rd edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 30 September and 1 October 2016. The Conference was organized by IRENA in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE).

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  • 2014
    Manila, Philippines 16 – 17 June 2014

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) co-organised the 2nd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) in Manila, Philippines on the 16-17 of June 2014.

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  • 2012
    Accra, Ghana 01 – 02 November 2012

    The first International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC), organized by IRENA along with the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), was held in Accra, Ghana on 1 and 2 November 2012.

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