Release of the new version 5 of the NAP Transport Network Analysis and Planning software in June 2022.

NAP (Network Analysis and Planning) is a complete software for the analysis and planning of transmission power grids (MV and HV). Widely used for load flow studies, short-circuit calculation and incident simulation, it makes it possible to carry out network analyses and plan new extensions (transport master plan, power plant interconnection study, etc.). 

The new version 5 (published in 2022) is now available and offers a new data management completely modernized with new capabilities for capturing and visualizing networks in single-line mixed mode and cartographic (GIS).


NAP 5 also integrates new renewable energy generators (solar and intermittent wind) and storage modules in an optimized way for more detailed grid analyses and meet current requirements. Its new automatic calculation engine also makes it possible to compare different scenarios and identify the most appropriate solution in the case of a transport network extension study.

Software to download in one click, NAP 5 uses the latest technologies to provide planners and decision-makers fast professional results through a modern and user-friendly interface.

The NAP 2022 version can now be tested for free on our Download Page.

Success story in Kenya : The Green Mini Grid Facility (GMG)

The Green Mini Grid Facility (GMG) is a Grant Program established in Kenya in 2016 funded by UK Aid (DfID) with 9.1M GBP and European Union Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF) with 5,6M Euro. The mini grids contribute towards Kenya’s National Electrification Strategy to provide universal access to modern energy. 


Powergen mini grid in tea estate in Kericho county

The Facility is implemented by the Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) and the management of the program is contracted to IED in partnership with Practical Action Consultants and I-DEV, bringing in social economic and financial expertise.


Powerhive mini grid in Kisii county

GMG has provided Technical Assistance and grant support to private developers investing in the design, construction, and operation of green mini grids in Kenya. IED has supported the preparation of the grant agreements and their implementation, with support of an Independent Verification Agent. The programme also involve private developers including Powerhive, PowerGen, RVE Sol and Renewvia.


REV Sol village in Busia

By mid 2022 just over 60 sites in different counties in Kenya in the western and northern regions were constructed with over 13,000 connections. All mini grids are solar powered with a total of 2100 kWp installed and 6800 kWh battery storage, initially lead acid but the new sites all use the lithium type. Developers have been active in stimulating the uptake of electricity for chicken breeding, water pumping, milling, e-cooking and e-vehicles. The Mini-grids contribute locally to provide stable energy and develop income generating activities enhancing people life. Thus it is a successful program in terms of models proven and people reached: an extension of the GMG is currently under preparation to complete the program and add about 20 new sites and 5,000 connections and that means many more income generating activities prospects upcoming!


RVE sol mini grid station in Busia county

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Practical training for the operation of biomass gasification plants for IED Côte d'Ivoire staff in Cambodia

Elysée Yao and Karim Karidioula, 2 engineers from IED Côte d'Ivoire office in Abidjan, started a week ago a practical training with the teams of IED Invest Cambodia, who operate the gasification plants of Angkor Chum and Sra Emm.


Over the next three months, they will be trained to the operation and maintenance of the facilities, to work on the development of operating procedures and training materials in French, but will also participate in the realization of new tests of adaptation of gasifiers to the cashew nuts shell and the optimization of gas treatment.


This in-house skills building  aims to set up a qualified technical team based in West Africa. They will thus be able to effectively support the AGROGAZELEC project supported by the Fonds français pour l'environnement mondial (FFEM) fund, consisting in technology transfer from Cambodia to West Africa in order to promote the development of a local industrial sector as well as a first pilot power plant for the agro-industrial TOLARO, with the OCEF - Off Grid Clean Energy Facility / Millennium Challenge Account - Benin II (MCA-Benin II) facility support.

We wish a good Cambodian adventure to our 2 Ivorian engineers!

The inauguration of the Mbakaou power plant in the news headlines !

Closing a 2 years construction period, the 10 years project IED Invest's Mbakaou power plant was inaugurated on April 14, 2022 by the Minister of Water and Energy of Cameroon, Mr. Gaston Eloundou Essomba.

With a production capacity of 1.4MW, the electricity generated by the Mbakaou power plant now benefits the city of Tibati and the surrounding localities. The stability and continuity of the plant's energy supply makes it possible to boost the income-generating activities of the localities served and to improve the lives of the inhabitants.

The inauguration gathered a crowd of people and did the headlines of the national press.