Mini-grids Can Accelerate Access to Modern Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Mini-grids are electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts (MW) that serve customers through local distribution networks.

By 2040, an estimated 140 million rural Africans will get electricity from mini-grids, requiring more than 100,000 mini-grids to be built.

By generating electricity close to where it’s needed, mini-grids can become the standard choice for the millions of rural Africans who live far from the central grid.

Read our report, Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania.