BGFA Zambia

Zambia is home to a highly dispersed population, with more than 60% of people living under the poverty line, and some 70% of whom have no access to modern energy.

Zambia

Beyond the Grid Fund in Zambia

Neither the national utility nor energy service providers had been able to effectively deliver energy to rural and peri-urban areas.

They faced a lack of capacity and investment, including into the range of new technologies and solutions around distributed, off-grid energy services powered by renewable energy. In 2016, the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) was launched to help support private sector-led energy service provision and stimulate the local energy market.

Impact stories

A mini-grid for Ngwerere
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Cecelia & Godfrey Miti:

A mini-grid for Ngwerere

How a mini-grid is changing the lives of Cecelia, Godfrey and the rest of their community in Ngwerere, on the edge of Lusaka.

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Flexible payments for solar lighting
Zambia
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Steven Miyoba:

Flexible payments for solar lighting

How off-grid solutions have made a positive impact on Steven’s family life on the outskirts of Lusaka.

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Agent of impact
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Lister Sithole & Kennedy Matabula:

Agent of impact

How the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia has brought new opportunities and optimism to Lister and Kennedy in a rural community in Chongwe, east of the Zambian capital of ...

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Latest news & events

Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa signs its first projects with off-grid energy service companies in Zambia
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa signs its first projects with off-grid energy service companies in Zambia

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) programme has signed its first new agreements in Zambia, after a finalised pilot programme, to support the expansion and scale-up of high-quality ...

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Beyond the Grid Fund Acknowledgement of Results in Zambia
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Beyond the Grid Fund Acknowledgement of Results in Zambia
Date: 17/03/2022 - 17/03/2022
location: Lusaka and online

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia has reached a successful conclusion – the delivery of energy service subscriptions to over 1 million Zambians. Launched by Sweden in 2016, four ...

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Verification and customer insights for implementing energy service subscriptions in Zambia
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Verification and customer insights for implementing energy service subscriptions in Zambia

Nefco commissioned 60 Decibels, a global, tech-enabled impact measurement company, to conduct an independent verification of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ). In April 2021, the team completed ...

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The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa – The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa contributing to employment within the off-grid sector
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The Nordics as pioneers in developing jobs and skills in Africa – The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa contributing to employment within the off-grid sector

Tuesday 9 November 2021 15:30 – 16:30 GMT Location: Nordic Pavilion, COP26 Venue (Hall 4), Glasgow + Online streaming Organised in collaboration with Denmark and Nefco. Off-grid energy is still ...

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Current funding rounds

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m
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Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €3.0m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m
Zambia
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Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m
Zambia
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Closed

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €4m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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Platforms for market change

The Off-Grid Energy Task Force
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The Off-Grid Energy Task Force

The Off-Grid Energy Task Force meets regularly, and has thus far established working groups committed to: Clarifying and improving import regulations for solar energy products and appliances designed for use ...

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