Successful Mini Grid & Solar Home Systems
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Mini grids have been identified as a key platform to address critical electrification shortages in Africa. Creating successful mini grid ecosystems beyond pilot projects are now the focus of African governments facing severe shortages especially for their off-grid populations. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana are just some of the countries with frameworks and supportive policies indicating desire to expand energy access through mini grids. Foundations, donors and organizations are stepping up their financial support for mini grids, eg; in Tanzania alone the World Bank is setting the pace with a $209 million financing for a six-year Rural Electrification Expansion Programme.

This is a market in need of massive investment:

Credits: (Dr Michael H. Gera, Energy Access Ventures @ 2nd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2015)

Africa can lead the way with plentiful renewable resources, an increasingly tech savvy populations encouraged by the mobile phones technology leap, presence of world class telcos and less incumbent infrastructure to obstruct new models.

This means that between 50 and 70% of those currently without electricity will have the potential to be served through off-grid solutions.

One of the most immediate solutions to energy access is the solar home systems. The rapid growth of a solar home systems market in Africa, especially in East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda, has reinforced the potential of the solar home systems.

Join us at the 5th Africa Mini Grids Summit where we will once again highlight the business case for mini grids in Africa, analysing the mechanics behind various implementation models along with insights on how to overcome the pain points still plaguing the industry.

Government officers, private sector players and investors will come together to share insights and solutions, case studies and robust panel debates on how to continue developing successful mini grid projects in Africa.

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The only Mini-Grids focused event in Africa bringing together Government & Private Sector stakeholders
Probe the exciting opportunities present in Africa's mini-grids market & private sector participation
From policy makers, operators and investors the plans, targets and critical success factors
Dedicated country presentations, expert insights and robust panel debates deep-diving into critical issues
Address the complexities involved with mini-grids investments and how you can manage the risks & optimise ROI
the business case for mini-grids implementation and the latest technological applications relevant to your business
Meet with key stakeholders and decision makers involved in the revolution of Africa's electricity supply
Best Practices
Best Practices Strategies and technical know-how from successful projects in the region
Who will be Attending this Summit:
  • Investors (Private Equity/Debt)
  • Investment Managers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Power Utilities
  • Municipalities
  • Government & Regulators
  • (Ministry of Energy/Finance/Industry)
  • International Financial Institutions
  • Financiers
  • Development Aid Agencies
  • Research Institutes
  • Technology Providers
  • RE Developers
  • Municipalities
  • (Solar, Hydro, Wind & Biogas)
  • EPC Contractors
  • Storage solutions
  • Consultants
  • Legal Firms
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