Overcoming the Barriers to Clean Energy Mini-Grid Deployment

Monday, April 3rd: 16:45 - 17:45 - Mezzanine

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.

Guilherme Collares Pereira International Relations Director Energias de Portugal, S.A.
Mayank Bhargava President NextGen Solar LLC
Alexia Kelly CEO Microgrid Investment Accelerator
Hari Natarajan Chief Executive Officer Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) India
Daniel Schroth Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub Coordinator African Development Bank
Suman Sureshbabu Associate Director The Rockefeller Foundation
Faruk Yusuf Yabo Assistant Director, Renewable Energy and Rural Power Access, Ministry of Power, Nigeria SEforALL Nigeria Focal Point