Time is running out to achieve SDG 7 by the envisaged deadline of 2030. Though global electrification continues to rise, ensuring universal access to affordable and reliable energy services still requires concerted political effort and major investment in energy technologies and public infrastructure. What can we learn from our experiences to date? What are the key challenges? Where are the pitfalls to avoid in future? Speakers in these two sessions will share their experience of rural electrification and discuss the lessons to learn for future project development, planning and financing.