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Event - 6th Africa Mini Grids Summit: Advancing Successful Mini Grid & Solar Home Systems in Africa

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Title
6th Africa Mini Grids Summit: Advancing Successful Mini Grid & Solar Home Systems in Africa
Organizer
Africa Mini Grids
Type
Summit
Focus
  • Mini-grid
  • Solar
Language
English
Start
2021/02/25 Kenya
End
2021/02/26 Kenya
Country
Kenya
Venue
Nairobi
URL
Description
“ESMAP estimates that achieving universal access by 2030 will require the construction of more than 210,000 mini grids, mostly solar hybrids, connecting 490 million people at an investment cost of almost $220 billion dollars.”

In Africa, mini grids have been identified as a key platform to address critical electrification shortages. Creating successful mini grid ecosystems beyond pilot projects is now the focus of African governments facing severe shortages especially for their off-grid populations. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana are just some of the countries with frameworks and supportive policies to expand energy access through mini grids. Foundations, donors and organizations are stepping-up their financial support for mini grids as momentum gears-up towards universal energy access by 2030.

Africa has the largest share of planned mini grids. World Bank data shows that more than 4,000 mini grids are currently being planned. The two largest markets for planned mini grids in Africa are Senegal and Nigeria – these two countries alone account for about 2,000 of the 4,000 planned mini grids in Africa.

You are invited to join the event in Nairobi to network, share and learn from governments, regulators, utilities, investors, project developers, financiers, donor agencies, and technology and solutions providers. Get the latest updates on country programs and business cases for mini grids in Africa. Analyse the building blocks and mechanics behind various implementation models and gain insights on how to overcome the pain points still plaguing the industry.