Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) to grant $5m for d.light and Engie solar kits
02 Dec 2022

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As part of its activities in Uganda, the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) programme is selecting two companies to receive a grant for the installation of solar home systems. The grant, awarded following a call for expressions of interest, will help electrify 1.8 million people in Uganda.

The results of the Beyond the Grid for Africa (BGFA) call for electrification projects in Uganda are in. The BGFA has selected d.light Design Uganda, the subsidiary of d.light, a company based in San Francisco in the United States of America, and Engie Energy Access Uganda, the subsidiary of the French energy company Engie. To these two solar home system providers, the AFMO will provide performance-based grants worth $5.2 million.

“We are very pleased to partner with the BGFA programme to expand our business in Uganda. The funding received will enable us to accelerate the development of energy access in rural Uganda, benefiting approximately 1 million people,” says Nick Imudia, Managing Director of d.light.