Access to energy strategy delivers a decentralised market in Africa

first_imgThis growth is in line with the Group’s ambition to reach millions of households and businesses with clean, distributed energy across the African continent. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Join the discussions on Power Strategy and Off-grid Markets at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here to register to attend or for more information about the event. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The higher capacity (40–200W) of ENGIEMobisol’s products offers consumers access to modern energy services andappliances to establish solar-powered small businesses. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read more about decentralisation “ENGIEhas an important role to play in industrialising and scaling up the off-gridsolar business. We are keen to offer the lowest cost and best quality Access toEnergy solution that addresses our customers’ needs.” Featured image: Stock Mini-grid developer and operator ENGIEPowerCorner now has 13 mini-grids in operation across Tanzania and Zambia,serving 15,000 beneficiaries. The subsidiary has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, and has installed more than 150,000 solar home systems, providing clean and reliable energy to 750,000 people and counting in East Africa. Generation TAGSdecentralisationdistributed energyenergy accessENGIE Previous articleScatec Solar connects fourth solar power plant to the gridNext articleWarning: Stage 2 loadshedding returns states Eskom Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.center_img With these three entities, ENGIE Africa underlined that it is bringing decentralised electricity to more than four million people in nine countries; Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mozambique. ENGIE has achieved this through thedevelopment of its three A2E off-grid energy solution companies: Fenix International,ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner. It is constructing new mini-grids in Uganda,Benin and Nigeria – a joint venture with Equatorial Power – with the aim totriple its number of customers this year. Range of solar home system solutions Now employing 1,200 full-time team members, Fenix launched sales in Mozambique in June 2019. In the last month, the company has reached milestones in multiple markets, with 150,000 solar home systems sold in Zambia, 50,000 sold in Benin, and 20,000 sold in Côte d’Ivoire. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Group complemented its range of solar homesystem solutions by finalising the acquisition of Mobisol in October 2019. Fenix, which was acquired by ENGIE in 2018,expanded its operations significantly in 2019. To date, it has sold more than700,000 solar home systems that power 3.5 million people in rural communitiesacross six countries. The entity focuses on powering income-generating activities and productive usages, thus contributing to the increase of the economic welfare of its rural customers. Yoven Moorooven, CEO of ENGIE Africa, commented: “We strongly believe in the huge potential of the off-grid electrification sector and that it will be instrumental in rapidly and cost-effectively bridging energy gaps across Africa. We will build upon our successes to sustain and meet our long-term ambition of impacting tens of millions of lives across Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA ENGIEAfrica has announced that it has successfully accelerated the Access to Energy(A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018. Finance and Policylast_img read more