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
Zambia
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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
Zambia
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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

External evaluation finds that the pilot programme in Zambia played a significant role in developing the off-grid energy market
Zambia
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News
External evaluation finds that the pilot programme in Zambia played a significant role in developing the off-grid energy market

An ex-post programme evaluation has been carried out of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) pilot programme implemented between 2016 and 2022. The support from BGFZ facilitated the ...

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Webinar: Productive uses of renewable energy in Africa – driving electrification through economic growth
ZambiaBurkina FasoMozambiqueLiberiaUgandaDemocratic Republic of the Congo
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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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Results presentation from the pilot programme in Zambia
Zambia
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Event
Results presentation from the pilot programme in Zambia
Date: 17/06/2024
location: Online

A post programme evaluation has been carried out of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) pilot programme implemented between 2016-2022. A presentation of these results will be held ...

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Tenth portfolio company in Zambia scaling up access to energy through mini-grids
Zambia
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News
Tenth portfolio company in Zambia scaling up access to energy through mini-grids

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa has signed its tenth project in Zambia to scale up access to clean energy and support the acceleration of the green energy transition ...

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Current funding rounds

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