United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
Mini-grids Mapping Tool Released
In the framework of the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, the Clean Energy Mini-Grids High Impact Opportunity (HIO) working group presented its first edition of a mapping tool covering clean energy mini-grid support providers. The clean energy mini-grid sector is crucial in providing clean energy access and alleviating poverty in developing countries, but is hampered by a number of barriers such as early stage market fragmentation and unmade linkages. To address this issue, the Clean Energy Mini-Grids HIO set out to map public, philanthropic and commercial sources of funding, technical and other support available for the implementation of clean energy mini-grids.
To do so, the Alliance for Rural Electrification on behalf of the HIO collected information on the relevant activities of a broad group of stakeholders from the whole clean energy mini-grids value chain. The results of this project, made possible by the kind financial support of the Rockefeller Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ,) as well as importantly by the input from a wide range of stakeholders in the mini-grid markets are reflected in a web tool, where users can filter on aspects relevant to their needs, and a publication, for the benefit of all stakeholders.