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Read our new Development Report


Today, at the Africa Energy Forum in Nairobi, we launched our new Development Report.

It is our first major publication since Gridworks was established in 2019 and explains how we’re building electricity networks in Africa that provide reliable, affordable and clean power.

The report also demonstrates how we’re shaping the energy market, the lessons we’ve learned in that time, and the part we’re playing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Inside the report, you can read more about:

Gridworks’ pathfinder projects: the Development Report focuses on the impact of the four projects Gridworks has established since 2019. These include:

  • Moyi Power, a greenfield utility in DRC that brings 24/7 solar power to households and business in three isolated cities; underserved urban areas.
  • Virunga Power, a platform for smaller hydro minigrids to serve households and business in rural areas across southern and East Africa.
  • Amari Power Transmission is one of Africa’s first privately financed transmission projects and will upgrade Uganda’s transmission spine connecting generation with users.
  • SPS provides solar and battery power to businesses across Africa.

Shaping the market: As well as developing and investing in new projects, we’re also helping shape the market more widely. You can read more about how we engage with governments; how we work with private developers to help them attract funding; and how we’re highlighting the importance of transmission and distribution investments more broadly.

Lessons learned: what has four years of investing in a nascent market taught us about the opportunities and challenges of investing in Africa’s electricity networks? And what do these lessons mean for governments, investors, donors and the industry? In particular, our findings relate to how we make Africa’s electricity markets financially sustainable and able to deliver an energy transition that allows for better energy access and improved climate outcomes.

You can find the report here:

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