MALI: a CEI grant for electrification via solar mini-grids

After the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a few weeks ago, it’s Mali’s turn to benefit from funding from the Foundation for Clean Energy and Energy Inclusion in Africa (CEI Africa). The institution, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has announced its intention to award a results-based grant (RBF) worth $1.8 million to electricity access provider WeLight.

The funds will support its electrification activities in rural areas of Mali, where WeLight has been operating since 2021. According to CEI estimates, the grant will enable the expansion of the five solar mini-grids currently operated by the company. At least nine new green mini-grids will be built, enough to electrify 35,000 people.