EAC attracting off-grid and mini-grid energy investors, experts say

Experts say that the opportunities have been buoyed by the progressive enabling business environment in the region.

Dr Rebekah Shirley, a researcher at Power for All and visiting researcher at Strathmore University in Kenya, said that aspects such as setting rural electrification targets has opened up the sector for investment.

“I think the region is setting itself apart as a progressive, enabling environment for energy sector development. Just look at the numbers. There are several active mini grid companies. East Africa, including Rwanda and Uganda, have the best in terms of setting national and rural electrification targets,” Dr. Shirley said.

Full article: The New Times



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