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
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

At COP27: Public funding to support private sector innovation and scale-up to increase clean energy access
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At COP27: Public funding to support private sector innovation and scale-up to increase clean energy access

On 10 November 2022, Nefco and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland arranged a side event at COP27 on how to support the development and scale-up of climate ...

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Energy seminar in Lusaka
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Event
Energy seminar in Lusaka
Date: 01/12/2022 - 01/12/2022
location: Lusaka

Business Sweden in Southern Africa together with the Embassy of Sweden is planning a seminar on energy in Lusaka (Zambia) focused on business opportunities and financial support on 1 December. ...

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We are looking for a communications partner
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We are looking for a communications partner

Nefco, as the Facility Manager, intends to procure consulting services (“Consultant”) related to communications support, media relations and increasing local awareness of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa and Modern Cooking Facility for ...

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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa has signed further projects with off-grid energy service companies in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia
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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa has signed further projects with off-grid energy service companies in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) programme has signed four further agreements with off-grid energy service companies in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia to support the expansion and ...

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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
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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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