Niger Mini-Grid Feasibility Study
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The Niger Mini-Grid Feasibility Study (MGFS) is a task order under the Power Africa IDIQ, the primary procurement mechanism for the U.S. Government initiative that supports private sector-driven economic growth and development by increasing access to reliable and affordable power in Africa. The Niger MGFS enables access to energy in Niger by providing technical and economic feasibility studies for solar mini-grid sites associated with 69 telecommunications towers located across roughly 100 villages in rural Niger. ECODIT is a prime holder of the IDIQ, which allows for the provision of technical assistance and engineering consulting services to implement USAID’s energy activities across the continent. The MGFS will take place over an 18-month period starting in January 2019. The objective of the study is to prepare the groundwork necessary to expediently focus bilateral, multi-lateral and private sector resources to finance, construct and operate solar mini-grids in otherwise un-electrified regions of Niger. The project team will conduct a series of technical, economic, environmental, and regulatory analyses that will provide the basis for the feasibility studies needed to build and operate new power stations that will electrify rural villages. The study’s findings will inform efforts to connect up to 20,700 new mini-grid customers, utilizing clean energy sources that provide reliable and modern energy access to previously unelectrified communities in Niger. Access the Niger Mini-Grid Feasibility Study Factsheets below: English | French