The overall goal of the Oil & Gas Industry Energy Access Platform (EAP) is to contribute to the achievement of the SDG7 objective on universal energy access through the enormous potential of the industry to build upon its leadership, technology and much relevant business experience. At the same time, EAP will provide a platform for the Oil and Gas Companies to collaborate with other stakeholders on specific actions focused on energy access.
Membership of the EAP is open to all companies within the Oil and Gas Industry and other stakeholders including development funds and business developers on the basis that candidate members show their interest in universal energy access by 2030, and articulate their contribution towards the objectives of the EAP.
EAP members will promote activities in several areas, which include:
EAP will provide the opportunity to conduct exchanges with other international multi-stakeholders on access to energy initiatives facilitating and deepening the engagement in specific solutions or in design of shared roadmaps; optimizing the energy access related performance of industry activities and products; gaining clearer understanding of potential solutions and new options in order to develop and share them.
The principles outlined below reflect elements to be considered when engaging in the EAP and should inform all activities under the EAP.
Exchange on practical experiences: The activities under the EAP should continually contribute to the facilitation of inter-stakeholder dialogue to allow for the exchange on experiences, critical factors, and issues with regard to energy access projects, to allow for collective learning and improved knowledge management.
Identification of possible synergies between EAP members programs and projects and exchange on specific areas with potential for cooperation and synergy. In all activities, potential synergies should always be considered in order to maximize the value added and ensure high leverage, effectiveness and efficiency.
Members' contributions: while members joining the EAP can work together, they will individually define the work plan of their own contributions, in recognition of their different capacities and circumstances. The efforts will build on relevant initiatives currently in place, as a number of participating members are already engaged in related global initiatives.
The collaborative approach offered by EAP does not impact its members' ability to develop and support their individual programmes focused on access to energy, according to their business portfolios
Share best practices, data and disseminate knowledge about energy access solutions.
Leverage industry capabilities to support access to energy.
Help the industry in identifying corporate social responsibility opportunities in host countries, and harmonize robust, practical and cost-effective approaches for facing energy access challenges.
Foster communication of industry on energy access solutions.
Contribute to better integrate energy access in policies and projects at country level.