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Business models

Energy policy and regulations

Financial support schemes


Fiscal policy and regulation

Legal and compliance

Licenses, concessions and PPAs

Mini-grid business

Operation and maintenance

Procurement, installation and commissioning

Setting up a mini-grid business

Site selection

Technical system design

Technical, environmental and quality of service regulations

Community and stakeholder

AFDB mini-grid publications

Green Mini-Grids Africa Strategy (March 2017)

This paper looks at the different options for scaling up private investment in mini-grids in Africa. It covers the basic principles of mini-grids, including policy and regulatory issues and other support mechanisms. The paper was prepared for the meeting of African Energy Ministers in March 2017.