In September 2018, a consortium of Partners for Innovation Niger, Marge and ECA started a new project on the support of Green Mini-Grid Developers in Niger. The first step is to identify developers interested to set-up green mini-grid projects in Niger. As of right now, the call for proposals is open.
Until 4 November, developers can show their interest and submit their plan at the Ministry of Energy’s Rural Electrification Agency (ANPER) in Niger. More information on the procedure can be found at their website (French).
The large majority of rural areas in Niger lacks access to electricity, and extension of the national grid is often not feasible in the medium term. In such situations, setting up local mini-grids that are powered by means of solar PV is more and more often regarded as a viable way to electrify isolated villages. However, many local project developers with the interest and potential capacity to help tackle this problem, require support to realize their ambitions.
That is why 30 mini-grid developers will be identified, trained and supported in the realization of pilot projects. In addition, five feasibility studies will be carried out for prospective sites and relationships between banks / financial institutions and project developers will be build. The project is being carried out on behalf of the African Development Bank and the Ministry of Energy Niger.
Do you want to know more about this project. Contact Stan van den Broek.