DRC: a $3m grant from the CEI to electrify Goma using solar power

Ndosho, Mugunga and Lac Vert. These are the districts of the city of Goma that will soon be electrified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion in Africa (CEI Africa), an initiative of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the German development agency. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA), which ends this Friday 6 October 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

It involves a results-based grant (RBF) of just over €3 million that could benefit Nuru, a company that is rolling out solar-powered metropolitan electricity networks in the DRC. Nuru’s project involves the construction of a 3.7 MW solar power plant. The electricity generated will be distributed via a network capable of providing 5,146 connections in underserved communities.