BGFA Democratic Republic of the Congo

Energy poverty is widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second largest country in Africa, especially in rural areas. In terms of the number of households that have access to electricity, it is less than 20%.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

With a widely dispersed population and a national grid that does not reach the majority of the population, there is enormous potential for off-grid solutions for both solar home systems, mini-grids and productive use-of-energy solutions.

Sweden, through the Embassy in Kinshasa, is supporting the expansion of BGFA to the Democratic Republic of the Congo with SEK 200 million (~ EUR 20 million). The overall aim of the new country programme is to create access to affordable renewable energy solutions for people living in rural and peri-urban areas in the country. 

Nefco, as the BGFA Fund Manager, and Sweden has signed a Letter of Intent with L’ Agence Nationale de l’Électrification et des Services Énergétiques en milieux rural et périurbain (ANSER), the national authority in charge of planning, overseeing and financing off-grid electrification in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to support the implementation of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa programme in the country.

A first funding round in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) closed for applications on 29 August 2022. The Call for Proposals invited private sector companies, i.e., energy service providers active in the off-grid sector, to apply for funding through a two-stage application process. Read more about the funding round in DRC. The Pre-Qualification stage, including a review of the applications, is expected to be completed by early October 2022 and successful applicants will be invited to a Final Application stage in November 2022.
Latest news & events

Webinar: Productive uses of renewable energy in Africa – driving electrification through economic growth
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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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Mini-grid deployments scaling up access to clean electricity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Mini-grid deployments scaling up access to clean electricity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A new agreement has been signed with a company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to establish a new mini-grid, which will provide access to clean energy in ...

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Solar battery rental business to accelerate access to clean energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Solar battery rental business to accelerate access to clean energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) is expanding its portfolio in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with financing for Mobile Power, helping to support access to clean ...

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Location de batteries solaires pour accélérer l’accès à l’énergie propre en République démocratique du Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Actualité
Location de batteries solaires pour accélérer l’accès à l’énergie propre en République démocratique du Congo

Le fonds BGFA (Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa) élargit son portefeuille en République démocratique du Congo avec Mobile Power (MOPO) pour soutenir l’accès à l’énergie propre dans le pays. ...

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