The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), represented by Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Stephens, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) represented by the Secretary General, Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.
Phase I of the Energy Access Project will benefit not only the population but also private sector development.
EDFI ElectriFI supports the development of renewable energy generation systems in sub-Saharan Africa, including solar home systems, green mini-grids, as well as solar systems for productive use by businesses.
In Burundi, the European Union (EU) is launching its EDFI ElectriFI and GET.invest programs with the aim of encouraging private investment in renewable energy. The aim of this funding is to support the electrification of Burundi, one of the least developed countries on the African continent.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is granting Burundi USD 28.9 million to finance access to electricity for 40,000 households. The funds will also be used to upgrade distribution facilities to reduce electricity losses.
The project to support the sustainable development of agriculture and livestock value chains in Burundi (PADCAE-B) is expected to start soon.
For the energy sector, the goal is to double energy generation capacity from 55 to 100 MW and expand the size of beneficiaries by facilitating access to off-grid solar energy to rural communities.
Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des projets de développement rural, l’ONG LVIA lance un avis d’appel d’offres national pour la fourniture de 10 machines agricoles solaires.
$100 million in subsidies will go to the Solar Energy in Local Communities (SOLEIL), which aims to increase access to energy in the country by almost 100%.