Integrated energy model bridging the electrification gap in Uganda

As part of the Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in Uganda commissioned a 40Wp minigrid in Kwiumu that will power 300 households and 60 local businesses.

The integrated energy initiative, the Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot, unites the centralised power utility company Umeme Ltd and several leading Uganda-based distributed renewable energy companies (DREs). These include: Equatorial Power who constructed the minigrid; EnerGrow who provides asset financing for carpentry, refrigeration and other income generating appliances; and East Africa Power who contributed the productive use of energy technology for agricultural processing. The Twaake pilot is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and coordinated by Power for All.

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