Renewable and hybrid energy mini-grids hold significant potential for the African energy sector: not only for increasing energy access, but also by enabling the increased use of renewable energy in the continent, with its benefits for local employment and economic development. Mini-grids are technically and increasingly also economically viable modern energy provision solutions in off-grid areas, and the hybridisation of existing fossil-fuel based mini-grids can result in substantial savings – not only for consumers, but also for governments and parastatal utilities.
The EUEI PDF is organising a workshop aiming at raising awareness for mini-grid applications.The workshop objectives included:
Both policy issues as well as project development aspects of mini-grids will be addressed by international expert speakers and during panel discussions.
The agenda can be downloaded here.