FILM: Clean, reliable power for Africa: The potential for mini-grids
Two thirds of rural African households lack access to electricity. Mini-grids – electricity grids which are separate from the main energy grid – can offer a way to reach unconnected areas. When they are powered by clean, renewable energy, mini-grids can offer electricity access to rural populations with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.
For more than two years, the Africa LEDS Partnership has convened a Mini-grids Community of Practice that has enabled professionals to exchange best practices and financing advice on renewably-powered mini-grids.
This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change.
It contains highlights from a field visit by the Mini-grids Community of Practice to a field site in rural Nigeria in November 2018 — which was also part of an exchange programme between Nigerian and Ghanaian colleagues. Read more about the first part of the peer-to-peer exchange in the blog ‘Scaling up mini-grids: How Nigeria learned from Ghana’.
You can also read more about the Africa LEDS Partnership.
Image: LEDS GP Nigeria field visit, courtesy Charlie Zajicek, LEDS GP