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ENGIE x PowerCorner - TANZANIE

BUSINESS CASE

Comment amener de l’énergie propre aux zones off-grid en Tanzanie ?

Par ENGIE - 27 novembre 2019 - 08:18

L'accès à l'électricité est un facteur essentiel du développement économique, la moitié de la population africaine en est encore privée. Pour y remédier, ENGIE s’engage dans une solution d’accès à l’énergie avec PowerCorner, une solution de mini-grid, ou mini-réseau solaire abordable. Depuis le premier projet pilote à Ketumbeine, en Tanzanie, en 2016, un total de 13 mini-grids ont été installés dans des villages de Tanzanie et de Zambie de l'Est. Aujourd'hui, ces mini-grids assurent 2 500 raccordements et alimentent quelques 12 500 usagers. Les habitants, les entreprises locales et les services publics ont désormais accès à une énergie propre, sûre et fiable et s'ouvrent sur un nouveau monde d'opportunités.

Client Challenges

  • Gaining access to electricity
  • Supporting local economic development
  • Improving quality of life

 

ENGIE's Solution

To address the issue of electricity access in rural Africa, ENGIE implemented its BETTER Energy program with PowerCorner. At its core, PowerCorner brings solar-powered mini-grids to rural areas, giving residents access to electricity for their own domestic needs, but also for professional activities that contribute to economic development. Combined with intelligent digital features like connected smart meters, mobile payment, and efficient appliance leasing, ENGIE PowerCorner offers a clean, affordable, and turnkey alternative to traditional energy sources such as kerosene and diesel. Today, in villages across Tanzania and Zambia, households, businesses, public health centers, and schools have already been electrified—and new productive uses like water pumping for agriculture or powering carpentry machines will lead to increased economic development in the region.

 

ENGIE PowerCorner is part of ENGIE’s ongoing commitment to improving electricity access across Africa. After the first roll-out in Tanzania, this solution was implemented in Zambia, along with a solar home offering from subsidiary ENGIE Fenix. By 2025, ENGIE plans to have installed 1,000+ mini-grids across the continent, empowering two million people to take charge of their energy supply.

 

Expertise and Offers 

  • Rural energy access
  • Integrated off-grid solutions
  • Full value chain management
  • Digital solutions like mobile money and pay-as-you-go technologies
  • Proposing energy efficient appliances to our customers and…
  • … facilitating access to these appliances by proposing lease-to-own solutions
  • Stimulating and fostering entrepreneurial initiatives through training
  • Improving agriculture by connecting electric water pumps, milling machines…
  • Developing public services by connecting infrastructures such as health centers and schools
  • Bringing innovative energy related services like e-mobility and e-connectivity (wifi)
  • Quality of life improvement

 

 

"My village is facing a huge domestic water scarcity problem. As soon as I accessed PowerCorner electricity, I knew it could help. I decided to invest my savings in a water distribution business. It's been almost four months since I started and I now serve over 60 people daily—and counting! Thank you, ENGIE PowerCorner, for changing my life and this remote rural village of ours!"

Kahim Kassim, Mbaya, Tanzania

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