Publication 14 May, 2024

Accelerating private sector investments in green mini-grids: key takeaways from the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum 2023

The ‘Accelerating Private Sector Investments in Green Mini-Grids’ report, as a key takeaway from the ARE Energy Access Investment Forum 2023, presents an overview of the Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) mini-grids sector in Africa, highlighting its potential to meet the continent’s electricity access challenge.

While acknowledging the benefits and sustainability of DRE mini-grids, the report identifies the necessity to overcome challenges in financing, policy, technology, and skills enhancement, necessitating collaborative efforts from investors, funding partners, governments, and the industry.

The report delves into the diverse market opportunities and challenges in various African regions, illustrating the complex landscape for DRE deployment. It underscores the transformative impact of these mini-grids on local communities, enhancing livelihoods, promoting gender equality, and contributing to environmental sustainability.