Power Africa Awards $1.2 Million in Grants for the Development of Mini-Grids in Madagascar

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Off-grid Electricity Vital to Electrify Madagascar

A mini-grid is an off-grid electricity distribution network involving small-scale electricity generation.
A mini-grid is an off-grid electricity distribution network involving small-scale electricity generation. Photo Credit: Henri Fraise Fils & Cie

Helping Developers and Operators Break Into the Off-grid Market

How the Grantees will Connect More Households to Electricity

Map of Madagascar
Map of Madagascar showing the three regions where the respective mini-grid project sites are located. Source: Google Maps
The productive use of energy can facilitate income generating activities.
The productive use of energy can facilitate income generating activities. Photo Credit: Henri Fraise Fils & Cie
Private sector mini-grids have an important role to play in socio-economic development in rural Africa.
Private sector mini-grids have an important role to play in socio-economic development in rural Africa. Photo Credit: Henri Fraise Fils & Cie

“Mini-grid developers and operators play a critical role in expanding access to electricity in Madagascar, especially to rural and hard to reach areas. Through these grants we hope they can continue to significantly improve the lives of the Malagasy people,” said Mark Carrato, Power Africa Coordinator, during a virtual event announcing the grant awardees on November 23, 2020.

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