Mini-Grids and Climate Resilience

Reliable and affordable energy can drive economic growth, development, and improved health and security. Yet communities in remote locations often lack access to energy service, hampering their ability to develop. Mini-grid systems can often help solve this problem. Mini-grids provide electric power generation, storage, and distribution, and often harness renewable energy from solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and biogas. Mini-grids are sometimes connected to the main grid, but they are also implemented in communities that are separated from central power grids along the “last mile". Ultimately, mini-grids provide low-emission and resilient power systems that promote power reliability, increased income, and improved communications and access to information for the communities they serve.