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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.
A new report, Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania, was released at a daylong event in Dar es Salaam featuring remarks from Edward L. Ishengoma, Assistant Commissioner for Renewable Energy for the Government of Tanzania. The report finds that Tanzania now has 109 mini-grids, serving over 180,000 people.
This report is the first major survey of Tanzania’s mini-grid sector. We shed light on lessons from Tanzania that can help accelerate mini-grid deployment across countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Data on markets is crucial to help energy entrepreneurs find customers, but in developing countries, that information can be hard to access. A new mapping system and other tools help identify areas where demand is concentrated.
More than 180,000 rural residents get electricity through Tanzania's mini-grids. A new WRI report details how this promising technology has expanded, and examines its potential for other sub-Saharan nations.