Finance and Policy
In his predictions for 2021, Daniel Kitwa, Energy Access Finance Advisor at Africa Minigrid Developers Association, anticipates more financial flows for clean energy.
“The timing is perfect for utilities to embrace the shift to digital”
Regulation is currently the largest barrier to scale: without radical improvement in the regulatory process it will take 140 years for regulators to approve the 140,000 minigrids needed to reach universal electrification, says the COO of AMDA, Jessica Stephens.
The demand-side revolution has begun. This was the key message at a fast-paced talk entitled “Building resilient incomes to ensure sustainable business models” on the second day of Digital Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa.
Digital dialogue with the AMDA on the existential barriers for minigrid development and the practical ways to overcome them.
New data confirms distributed energy minigrids to be the most reliable, affordable option for African governments seeking effective rural electrification and improved livelihoods, but lengthy and unpredictable approvals stymie growth
In this exclusive interview with Aaron Leopold, CEO of the Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA), highlights that mini-grid companies are providing the power and have the difficult task of fitting a square peg into a round hole.
AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.
Business and markets
The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) today announced its official establishment, aiming to combine private sector innovation, efficiency, and customer service with public sector support...