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