BGFA Burkina Faso

Current electrification rates in Burkina Faso are low: 75% of the total population (roughly 15 million people) and 90% of the population in rural areas (roughly 14 million people) do not have access to electricity.

Burkina Faso

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in Burkina Faso – YiiteFaso

The growing demand for energy services and the strong political will towards rural electrification create substantial opportunities for the development of a vibrant, decentralised, clean energy market.

Research shows that 47% of the population of Burkina Faso would optimally be served by clean hybrid mini-grids and stand-alone solar systems. Off-grid solutions therefore have a large potential in the country.

In Burkina Faso, the fund will be known under the name YiiteFaso, which means “light up the motherland/the homes” in the Bambara and Fula languages.

Latest news & events

Webinar: Productive uses of renewable energy in Africa – driving electrification through economic growth
Democratic Republic of the CongoUgandaLiberiaMozambiqueBurkina FasoZambia
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Event
Webinar: Productive uses of renewable energy in Africa – driving electrification through economic growth
Date: 27/06/2024
location: Online

Rural electrification efforts are often constrained by limited electricity usage, which challenges the economic viability of microgrid projects. Low electricity consumption also curtails economic productivity and living standards, as essential ...

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Nefco announces investment facilitation partnership with GET.invest to support the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa and Modern Cooking Facility for Africa programmes
ZambiaBurkina FasoMozambiqueLiberiaUgandaDemocratic Republic of the Congo
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News
Nefco announces investment facilitation partnership with GET.invest to support the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa and Modern Cooking Facility for Africa programmes

In its capacity as Facility Manager for both the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) and the Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA), Nefco – the Nordic Green Bank ...

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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa boosts its portfolio with new investees in Burkina Faso, Uganda and Zambia
ZambiaBurkina FasoUganda
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News
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa boosts its portfolio with new investees in Burkina Faso, Uganda and Zambia

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) has signed four new agreements with energy service companies to support the expansion and scale-up of off-grid stand-alone solar home systems in ...

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BGFA in 2022: Signed projects to provide energy access to almost five million people in Sub-Saharan Africa
ZambiaBurkina FasoLiberiaUganda
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News
BGFA in 2022: Signed projects to provide energy access to almost five million people in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is today publishing its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting the key achievements of the Facility in 2022 in accelerating off-grid energy services by ...

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Current funding rounds

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #1: up to €6.7m
Burkina Faso
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Closed

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #1: up to €6.7m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone | Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.0m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA1 – Lot de financement 1: Maximum 6,7 million d’euros
Burkina Faso
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Closed

BGFA1 – Lot de financement 1: Maximum 6,7 million d’euros

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Systèmes autonomes

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.0m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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