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Contributor Chelsea Lanzoni

Chelsea Lanzoni was an associate in Chemonics’ Strategic Solutions and Communications Division and a member of the Water, Energy and Sustainable Cities Practice.

by Chelsea Lanzoni

Let There Be Light: The Case for Powering Peri-Urban Communities

A well-established energy system aids all sectors, from commerce, technology, and communications, to health, education, agriculture and infrastructure. Conversely, a dearth of reliable energy constrains human and economic development. While 222 million people have gained access to electricity in recent years, one in five — or 1.1 billion people worldwide — still lack access. Many…