Enlit Africa Digital Event 2021


New energy landscape: Case study: Preparing for how minigrids meet the national grid

09 Jun 2021

09:00 GMT | 10:00 WAT | 11:00 SAST | 12:00 EAT

Though most countries have national electrification plans, many of these plans may not include off-grid energy development. Off-grid minigrids are often built in areas the national grid deems too far away to get to right now, but what happens when the national grid expands that far?

Discussion points on lessons learned 

  • The business model and what this means for future projects
  • Factors that need to be considered when national grid meets minigrid
  • Is this kind of project scalable?
  • How much influence did productive use of energy have on the success of the project?
  • Building a tariff structure that works for everyone


  • James Sherwood, Principal, Electricity Practice, Rocky Mountain Institute


  • Okenwa Anayo Nas, CEO, Nayo Tropical Technology, Nigeria
  • Tobi Busari, Team Lead: Embedded Generation and Renewable Energy, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Nigeria
  • Albert Butare, CEO, Africa Energy Service Group, Rwanda


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Albert Butare, CEO - Africa Energy Services Groups Ltd

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Silver Sponsor

  • Nyamezela
  • Ntiyiso Consulting
  • Hauwei
  • Akilee

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa