The objective of this course is to present the status of energy access in rural and isolated communities, specifically, related to the provision of electricity for basic appliances (lighting, communication, recreation, etc.), for clean cooking, and to rural livelihood activities, such as agriculture and industries. This course will provide the knowledge to estimate the local energy resources; know about the technologies and their working principles for providing energy access; learn the targets and measures to attain the Sustainable Development Goal 7; and identify the social, economic and environmental benefits, and study the applications/impacts of energy access.