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Promotion of mini-grids for rural electrification

I.J. Pérez-Arriaga F. de Cuadra A. González-García P. Ciller

September 2016 - January 2017

Funding entity Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Participated by MIT


Uganda’s low electrification rate of around 15% is one of the major challenges for economic development and poverty reduction, with business, education, health and communication services suffering. With 70% of the population living outside the cities, the on-grid projects foreseen nationally leave vast areas of the country and a huge section of the population without access to electricity. The promotion of Mini-Grids for Rural Electrification (Pro Mini-Grids) project addresses the biggest gap in Uganda’s electrification agenda, this being the very poor rate of progress in rural electrification, from an estimated 1% in 2001 to around 7% in 2013. In response to this issue, government and development partners have sought to find ways to accelerate access to electricity in order to meet the needs of the rural population.


    Research topics:
  • Regulation of energy network infrastructures

2017 GIZ Uganda

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