Press Releases New integrated energy model to reduce electrification cost in Uganda

Today, the state minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Honorable Okaasai Sidronius Opolot, commissioned a 40kWp mini grid in Kiwumu, Mukono district in Uganda to power 300 households and 60 local businesses.

Reports Universal Renewable Energy Access: The Utilities of the Future

Utilities 2.0: Integrated Energy for Optimal Impact explores how working together, centralized and decentralized energy can transform their national energy systems into robust networks that deliver reliable, affordable, universal access for all.

Fact Sheets & Research Summaries Fact Sheet: Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot

It will take over 10 million connections for Uganda to achieve universal access. If grid extension is the sole method of service provision, the required investment would likely be in the range of USD $13 billion at USD $1,300 per connection. Utilities 2.0 integrated energy approach seeks to bring the optimal mix of service levels to unelectrified areas, solving for least-cost electrification in the fastest timeline possible in a given area.

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Utilities 2.0 is a global initiative to unite centralized utilities and the decentralized renewable energy sector to end energy poverty faster.

In collaboration, centralized and decentralized electricity providers can design an optimal mix of energy technologies and service levels, solving for least-cost electrification in the fastest timeline possible. 

Utilities 2.0 is made possible thanks to the generous support of Jim Rogers and The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Utilities 2.0 will be demonstrated in Uganda with the below partners. For a complete list of partners see our Call to Action.


Recent and upcoming events relevant to the Utilities 2.0 initiative:

05 May 2022: Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach - Experience from the Utilities 2.0 project

17 May 2022: Transitioning to the Grid of the Future

7- 9 June 2022: Enlit Africa

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Campaign Updates: July 2022

As part of the ongoing Powering Jobs Campaign, the global report for 2022 is complete, after gathering inputs from peer reviewers, and it is now in the design stage. Our research team has started finalizing the in-country draftseports for India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ethiopia and these will be ready by the end of July 2022 for peer review.