Productive uses of electricity in Tanzania.

Mini-grids could help unlock inclusive growth in remote rural areas, but few proactively stimulate productive uses of electricity, as this often requires resource-consuming actions and expertise. This paper characterises the current mini-grids’ industry, taking into account operators’ models and strategies. It then focuses on Tanzania, in particular JUMEME, a new and sophisticated private initiative that aims to build energy use and bring a strong added value to rural areas. It ends with recommendations for helping such private actors develop the areas they serve.

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The guidebook provides information on how to licensing a mini-grid energy service company in Kenya

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  • Author GTZ
  • Publication Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Kenya’s energy sector is dynamic characterized by aggressive grid extension plans and a vibrant off-grid solar market. However, the country’s dispersed population presents challenges for electrification. To bridge this gap home solar energy systems have become particularly popular. Moreover, there is greater investment in building mini grids to power remote populations.

The energy sector regulator has shot down a Kenya Power application for electricity tariff increase that would have seen consumers’ bills increase by Sh2.6 billion every month.

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The report argues that Kenya shows that the global microgrid market is ready for significant private investment.

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I-DEV, partner of the GMG Managing Entity, has published a report on solar electrification in Kenya. It highlights the growing interest and viability of energy solar solution.

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  • Author I DEV
  • Publication Date Wednesday, 04 April 2018
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