Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania

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October 2017
Authors: 
Lily Odarno, Estomih Sawe, Mary Swai, Maneno J.J. Katyega, Allison Lee
Source: 
Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), World Resources Institute (WRI)
Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa

For communities across sub-Saharan Africa, a consistent and affordable supply of electricity can open new possibilities for socioeconomic progress. Mini-grids—electrical generation and distribution systems of less than 10 megawatts—can play a role. These decentralized technologies are expected to bring power to 140 million Africans by 2040.

The report "Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania" is the first major survey of Tanzania’s mini-grid sector. In it, the authors shed light on lessons from Tanzania that can help accelerate mini-grid deployment across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This comprehensive study will be valuable to the large and growing community that is banking on mini-grids to transform energy access in Africa.

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Africa
Sectors: 
Energy

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