HOST: Mini-grids Partnership
Mini-grids are expected to play a critical role in meeting the Sustainable Energy for All goal of universal energy access by 2030, while maximizing the use of local renewable energy. However, a sustainable market and scale-up model for mini-grids has still not materialized despite their well acknowledged potential, technological innovations and cost-reductions.
This interactive session will convene representatives from industry, government and funders/financiers to discuss the latest developments and progress in the global mini-grids sector. Panelists will also update participants on how the Mini-Grids Partnership is promoting coordination and collaboration across the mini-grids sector. The Mini-Grids Partnership, originally launched at the SEforALL Forum in 2014, is a voluntary partnership of leading mini-grid stakeholders that seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of mini-grids through the exchange of information and ideas, shaping policy and markets to unlock the potential of widespread mini-grid electrification.