April 14, 2017

Ministers Endorse Africa Strategy for Green Mini-Grids

The Africa Strategy for Green Mini-Grids, prepared by Parallax for the African Development Bank (AfDB) on behalf of the African Union, was endorsed by Energy Ministers at a Specialized Technical Committee meeting in Lome, Togo, on 17 March 2017.  The strategy covers many of the issues that need to be addressed to attract finance for green mini-grids.  The top five factors are:

  • clear regulation and licensing
  • communication of grid extension plans
  • laws for cost-reflective tariffs
  • integrated energy planning
  • increased capacity for government officials and service providers

The strategy will soon be available via the AfDB website – please contact the AfDB Green-Mini-Grids Helpdesk for any assistance, or contact if you would like a copy sent to you.

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