Recording available: Interconnected mini-grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future?

Recording available: Interconnected mini-grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future? 300 176 KM

DATE : Wednesday 14 April, 2021

TIME: 14:00 UTC, 15:00 WAT, 16:00 CET/SAST, 17:00 EAT

Can interconnected mini-grids (IMGs, also called “grid-connected” or “undergrid” mini grids) become an essential component for providing more affordable, reliable, and sustainable power in urban and semi-urban areas in Africa? This seminar brought together experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss the role that renewable-based IMGs can play in the continent’s future energy system. They explored current investment risks and barriers; analysed policy, regulatory, and finance instruments that can mitigate them; and showcased experiences from Nigeria, Uganda, and across Africa.

Watch the recording:

Host

Josh Ogada, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) & Africa LEDS Partnership

Speakers

Alexander Ochs, SD Strategies (SDS) & LEDS GP Energy Working Group
Interconnected Mini Grids: A key component of Africa’s energy future? – Download Alexanders presentation HERE.

Divyam Nagpal, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Policies and regulations for interconnected mini-grids – Download Divyam’s presentation HERE.

Joan Chahenza, Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)
An in-depth look at barriers and enablers of integrated mini-grids in Africa – Download Joan’s presentation HERE.

Anita Otubu, Renewable Energy Agency (REA), Nigeria
Nigeria’s IMG program. Insights and future ambition – Download Anita’s presentation HERE.

Riccardo Ridolfi, Equatorial Power
Uganda Utilities 2.0 project

Download the seminar Q&As HERE