IED presented in London on November 8th a report entitled “Identifying the gaps and building the evidence base on low carbon mini-grids”.
This report covers a review of the (few) existing installations, and an economic potential analysis.
The following chapters reveal the huge difficulty for the private sector to raise a financial profitability from those projects. Then, the need of an important support, politically and financially, from the public sector, is evident.
This report eventually includes best practices for implementation and operational management.
You can download the two volumes of the report and the three presentation documents in the Publication section.