USTDA accepts give for project to digitise mini-grids in country Benin

Sep 6, 2021 06:35 PM ET
  • The US Trade and also Development Agency (USTDA) will expand a give financing for technical assistance to Beninese mini-grid utility Sherlock Grids SAS, in support of its efforts to bring tidy power to rural neighborhoods in the West African country.
USTDA accepts give for project to digitise mini-grids in country Benin
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The grant amount stands at USD 1 million (EUR 842,700), according to SparkMeter, a Washington-based net-metering technology and grid solutions carrier selected to work alongside Sherlock Grids.

SparkMeter was picked by USTDA as the prime service provider to release a detailed digital analytics platform to boost electrical power grid procedures for 100,000 people, the company stated.

Both business will certainly evaluate the usefulness of bringing solar-powered mini-grids online, as well as additionally show the advantages of carrying out a digitalised system to completely integrate and also from another location take care of several mini-grids, USTDA included a different statement.

The objective is to boost the procedures of loads of mini-grids, as well as ultimately help displace using charcoal cooktops, kerosene lamps and also diesel generators.

The SparkMeter-Sherlock Grids project is anticipated to settle in June 2022, SparkMeter said.

Sherlock Grids SAS is an unique function automobile produced in Benin by mini-grid driver Power: On and also French independent power manufacturer Akuo Power.

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