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The International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) is a flagship event of the International Renewable Energy Agency and acts as 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. It is convened every two years, with the first four editions of the event taking place in Accra, Ghana in 2012, followed by Manila, Philippines in 2014Nairobi, Kenya in 2016, and Singapore in 2018.

The fifth edition of IOREC will take place virtually from December 7 to December 9, 2021. The event will present a key opportunity to discuss the measures necessary to accelerate off-grid systems deployment, discussing enabling policies, financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications, and highlighting the role of off-grid renewables in meeting several Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s programme will focus particularly on this latter aspect, shining a light on the how off-grid renewable energy solutions can positively contribute to improving livelihoods and providing much needed electricity for powering critical services and social infrastructure pertaining to agri-foods, water sourcing, education, clean cooking and even in achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions. In particular and as a follow-up to the first International Conference on Renewable Energy Solutions for Healthcare Facilities held in 2018, IOREC will also host a session on the crucial role of off-grid renewables for healthcare.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification is the official Industry partner of the upcoming IOREC and will coordinate virtual networking between interested participants from across the off-grid renewable energy sector.

Event registration and programme is now available here

Past Editions

  • 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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