Mini-grids for rural electrification and development: Webinar and related resources

1pm, October 12th, 2018

In this webinar, senior experts provide an overview of the diverse mini-grids policy, regulatory and legislative environments in Central, Eastern, and Western Africa.

Based on renewable energy sources, mini-grids can help countries reach their overall development goals, energy-sector objectives, and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. However, despite their tremendous potential, uptake of mini-grids is slow, investment risks are high, and business models remain largely unproven.

In this webinar, project developers share their experiences working within various mini-grids markets. Participants discuss the innovative business models for developing, financing, owning, and managing mini-grids, as well as how governmental actions can address business barriers in licensing, tariff setting, connection costs and providing compensation for mini-grid businesses that are compromised by the arrival of the main grid.

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Institutions Involved

  • Africa Mini-Grids Developers Association
  • Engie Power Corner
  • RVE.SOL/Kudura
  • Helios Infinitas
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