Overcoming the Barriers to Clean Energy Mini-Grid Deployment

Monday, April 3rd: 15:00 - 16:00

HOST: EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A.

Clean Energy Mini-Grids have been proven as a fast, efficient, and cost effective means of providing sustained energy access to populations where distance from the grid is too large and the population density too low to economically justify a grid connection. Despite their commercial viability, the rate of deployment remains lower than what is needed to achieve SDG7. This session will address two of the main barriers impeding progress: the regulatory framework and financing.