Engie gets approval from authorities to deploy 22 mini-grids by 2023

Engie PowerCorner is strengthening its position in Africa. The subsidiary of the French group Engie has just obtained the approval of the Beninese Agency for Rural Electrification and Energy Management (ABERME) for the electrification of Dohouè, a village located in southern Benin. The company will install and operate one of its containerized systems that it builds in rural areas of several African countries.

This modular system consists of solar panels covering a container. The shipping container is equipped with inverters and batteries to store electricity for on-demand redistribution after sunset or in bad weather. The containerized mini-grid installed in Dohouè is expected to be powerful enough to provide electricity to 1,500 people.