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USAID INVEST Close-Up: Expanding Investment in Off-Grid Energy Access in Kenya

USAID, DAI

In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 600 million people live and work without regular access to electricity. Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative coordinated by USAID, aims to enable energy sector transactions between public and private investors to increase access to electricity across the continent.

By partnering with USAID INVEST, an initiative that mobilizes private capital to achieve development outcomes, Power Africa has increased access to solar home systems and mini-grids in areas across Kenya where access to grid electricity had previously been nonexistent or prohibitively expensive.

    Date
    17 Oct 19
    Type
    Case Studies
    Region Focus
    East Africa
    Sector Focus
    Energy
    Sub-Sector Focus
    Off-Grid Energy