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OPIC in action

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Limited access to electricity is a major challenge in developing countries around the world. This widespread energy poverty limits overall quality of life, business activity, food production and access to healthcare and education. 

OPIC has a long history of supporting major power projects that require large commitments of time and money. Today, the Agency continues to support large energy and infrastructure projects as well as small off-grid solutions for delivering power to remote populations.

In 2016, OPIC committed $1.4 billion to energy transactions and critical infrastructure around the world. This included $55 million for off-grid energy projects to bring electricity to some of the poorest and most remote communities.