With over 80% of Africans living without modern, affordable, safe and reliable energy, access to energy is a key activity for us in Africa. ENGIE Energy Access is one of the first private companies to integrate modular SHS and mini-grids within a sustainable business model reinforced by a powerful digital platform. Innovation is present in all elements of the business model.
We believe that universal access to electricity is possible in the foreseeable future thanks to a smart combination of national grid extension, mini-grids and solar home systems, depending on the local characteristics of the energy demand.
ENGIE’s current positioning in the off-grid market is the result of the “access to energy” strategy initiated in 2018 with a strong focus on providing electricity for Sub-Saharan Africa’s rural and grid-deficient areas.
In 2020, the strategy evolved into a full-fledged business with the successful integration of ENGIE’s solar home system companies, Fenix International and ENGIE Mobisol, and mini- grids provider, ENGIE PowerCorner, under one entity and one name – ENGIE Energy Access.
Our customer-centric approach and productive use solutions equip remote, off-grid households to break the cycle of energy poverty and build a brighter future.
ENGIE Energy Access is now one of the leading off-grid, Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) solar and mini-grid solutions providers in Africa. With more than 1,700 employees, our teams serve over 1.5 million customers and impact more than 7.5 million lives in 9 countries – Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire and Mozambique.
ENGIE Energy Access is now able to serve our customers according to their specific energy needs.
Our solutions cover the full solar kit spectrum:
- Basic lighting and phone charging in expandable, lease-to-own solar home systems from 10W that can be paid off in instalments starting at $0.19 per day;
- Advanced, smart solar home systems for households that range from 40W to 200W and productive use appliances to establish solar-powered small businesses;
- Solar mini-grids by ENGIE PowerCorner that power whole villages 24/7. These mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and by triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in the village.