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This report analyzes the recent development of the mini-grids (sometimes called micro-grids) market, which have been developing since 2013, and which have experienced a strong development in Africa and Asia in recent years with the development of a structured market, together with the development of more sustainable energy models.

 

Thanks to numerous contacts with the industry and a weekly follow-up of off-grid electricity tenders, Infinergia has a broad view of the industrial offer, the regulatory situation and projects (installed and upcoming) in particular over 20 African and 11 Asian countries.

2019’s announcements confirm the place of mini-grids as a complementary solution to Solar Home Systems in the electrification of remote populations. National Policies (e.g. Kenyan Energy Act or Ethiopian National Electrification Program) and private initiatives (e.g. Tata’s announcement for 10,000 new mini-grids in India) give high expectations for this market.

 

However, field installations are not following as fast as public announcements. Less than 150 new installations have been announced as finished in 2019. Compared to the published tenders and announcements made from 2016 to 2018 many projects are still pending or in construction while some of them are cancelled due to regulatory delays in some countries.

 

Also, a new type of mini-grids is gaining momentum: containerized & standardized solutions. They provide an interesting answer to a field need for easiness of installation and reliability. Infinergia has made an in-depth analysis of the current offers and associated projects.

Infinergia provides an in-depth analysis of the market both at actors level and offers detail. It also provides precious insights on facilities in Africa and associated programmes.

What is in this report?

This 110 slides report covers three main aspects of the mini-grid market:

  • Mini-grid industry:
    • Main definitions
    • Analysis of 2019’s main changes
    • Overview and analysis of the main actors along the value chain
    • Comparison of the different component technologies (Batteries, Power Electronics, EMS)
    • Detailed analysis of turn-key solution (e.g. containerized mini-grids)
    • Analysis of the current industry trends
  • African market:
    • Comparison of the development stage on 20 African countries
    • Analysis of 2019’s main changes
    • Detailed analysis of the regulatory and policy framework of four key countries
    • Bottom-up market sizing of the African Mini-Grid market
    • Detailed market sizing and trends on four key African countries
    • Analysis of key projects
  • Asian market:
    • Comparison of the development stage on 11 Asian countries
    • Analysis of 2019’s main changes
    • Bottom-up market sizing of the Asian Mini-Grid market
    • Detailed market sizing and trends of four key Asian countries
    • Analysis of key projects

Buy buying this report you will also get a free Q&A session with our experts to answer all the questions that you might have!

 

Key issues covered by this report

  • Who are the actors of the mini-grid industry (from component to system integrators to EPC and operators)?
  • What are the main Energy Management Systems (EMS) solutions available? For which use?
  • Who are the turn-key mini-grid integrators? What are their solutions?
  • What are the current strategies of the key actors?
  • Which countries have the most adapted framework to develop mini-grids?
  • What are the current and planned mini-grid projects in Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria, Mali? Who are the local actors?
  • What are the current and planned mini-grid projects in Indonesia, and Bangladesh or in the Philippines? Who are the local actors?
  • What is the size of the mini-grid market? How could it evolve over the next years?
  • Which countries could have the strongest development over the next years?
  • What are the opportunities and threats to enter national markets?

 

How can I get this report?

This report is available for €3,000 (excl. VAT, single-user licence). Please ask us if you need a multiple user license. To get it, please send us an email.

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