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Public policies for electrification

Public policies play a central role in enabling electricity to make economies more competitive, improve quality of life in a more urbanized world, and better protect the environment and climate.

Here are five key enablers for effective policies supporting the electrification of end uses and successful examples for each.

Set clear and efficient sector-specific electrification goals

These should be in line with economy-wide policies targeted at energy efficiency and emissions.

Establish a level playing field for all energy carriers

Efficient electrification requires fair competition between energy carriers

Set up regulation and support for the development of infrastructure

This is crucial for electric mobility charging infrastructure as well as for the digitalization of cities, homes and industries.

Expand R&D and demonstrations to accelerate technology development

To ensure that the electrification solutions of the future will be available on time and on budget, specific technology roadmaps must be drawn up.

Update energy efficiency codes

Efficiency standards for buildings should allow for fair competition between energy solutions.


Please note that the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership will cease operations as of the end of June 2024.