ENGIE Equatorial inaugurates game-changing Lolwe Mini-Grid in Uganda
- Jan 14, 2022 8:28 pm GMT
Fully integrated clean energy multi-utility, from electricity to rural service delivery; Aligned with a sustainable, green and blue economy; Business model centered around productive use of energy; Life-changing impact for the local population; Most advanced mini-grid in
ENGIE Equatorial is pleased to announce that the Lolwe hybrid solar 600 kWp mini-grid, with integrated productive hub and e-mobility, has been inaugurated today on
This joint project between
This project, which sets new records in terms of value and replicability, connects over 3,000 households and more than 700 businesses, impacting 15,000 people and providing clean, reliable electricity, as well as a range of other services. The project addresses the urgent needs of the local population, which lacks access to clean, reliable energy and clean water. The project is scalable to the entire
Beyond delivering affordable, reliable and renewable electricity, the Lolwe mini-grid features a productive hub that will transform raw materials into value-adding products, addressing basic needs that are currently insufficiently met on the islands. The hub includes water-pumping, distribution and purification services, modern fish-drying facilities and ice-making devices to conserve the daily catch of fish.
An electric mobility solution for fishing boats and motorcycles completes the integrated and green energy-enabled infrastructure on the site, for the benefit of users. ENGIE Equatorial is also providing business incubation and asset-financing services to empower the growth of local businesses.
The Lolwe project is a truly scalable model -- matching green infrastructure and ICT innovation to deliver real impact. This is the beginning of a "mini-grid2.0" model that delivers more for investors and communities alike. It is a significant milestone and benchmark for the energy access space.
With adequate institutional support, ENGIE Equatorial is committed to investing substantial amounts of capital to replicate this project across all the islands of
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