Minigrids in Africa: The Context for Minigrids in Africa

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This course presents current and potential roles that minigrids have in meeting the need for electrical power in African countries. Following an overview of the status and coverage of national grids in Africa, the technological, economic, regulatory, environmental, and sustainability factors for deploying minigrids are reviewed. This provides an understanding of the many elements of the context for minigrids in African countries and the factors that need to be considered when designing and implementing minigrids in African countries.

What you will learn:

  • Examine an overview of electric power systems in African countries
  • Consider the role of minigrids in providing power to unserved communities
  • Review technical challenges for deploying minigrids in Africa
  • Discuss economic opportunities and challenges
  • Review policy and regulatory issues
  • Consider environmental and sustainability concerns

This course is part of the following course program

Minigrids in Africa

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: National grid engineers and managers, minigrid engineers, minigrid project managers, minigrid developers and entrepreneurs, policy and regulatory authorities


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Dr. Joseph Mutale

Dr. Joseph Mutale is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology of the United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institution of Zambia. He is the co-founder and former Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Sustainable Energy Systems for Developing Communities. In addition, Dr. Mutale is Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Energy and Electric Power Systems at the University of Manchester in the UK. He is a former Director of Engineering Development at ZESCO, the Zambian National utility, as well as a Senior Partner and Energy Lead at Paeradigms LLC.

Publication Year: 2023

ISBN: 978-1-7281-7845-5

Minigrids in Africa: The Context for Minigrids in Africa
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP703
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH