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Sub-Saharan Africa Stimulus Strategy

Energy challenges are one of the common features of current disruptions in sub-Saharan African countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nigeria’s First Commercial Undergrid Minigrid Project

The solar hybrid project in Mokoloki community is Nigeria’s first rural commercial undergrid minigrid, which came online in February 2020. Early evidence indicates the project will improve electricity service, support community development, and reduce utility losses.

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Malawi Sustainable Investment Study

There is a $3 billion investment opportunity for Malawi to leverage abundant renewable energy resources to save money, while providing reliable electricity for growth and rural electrification. Currently only 11% of Malawi has access to electricity. With a population of 18 million people, of whom 83% live in rural areas,…

Creating a Profitable Balance

More than 600 million people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity, creating significant cost for homes, businesses, and utilities. Understandably, this has translated into aggressive national installed capacity targets, with nations across East and West Africa aiming for increases of between 1.3 and eight times by 2020. Our…