Currently we live with 7.7 billion people on this planet. How many of all these people do you think still don't have access to electricity?
A few thousand, a few million or maybe even tens of million?
What if I told you the correct answer is 1.2 billion. That "b" in front of "illion" isn't a typing error.
It's unacceptable that in our modern society there are still people who don't have a light bulb hanging from their roof.
These 1.2 billion people who can't turn on a light at night mostly live in India and Africa.
Fortunately, there is a lot of hard work being done to bring electricity to these people as well.
The goal is to give these people a basic electricity grid. Which can, in the future, be further expanded into a grid which is shared by everyone. The grid of the future.
If you've read the About section of this blog you know I'm planning to go on a motorcycle trip which leads me around Asia, including India.
During my time in India I will visit people who don't have electricity and hear their opinion on the matter.
This is the reason I call my trip "À tout le monde", which means "To everybody". Because everybody should have at least basic electrical access!