Webinar: African Model Mini-Grid Regulations

AFUR, the African Union and GET.transform host first online seminar on toolbox of model regulations
Mini-Grid Gbamu-Gbamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
(c) GIZ/Melanie Weber

In a webinar, the African Forum of Utility Regulators (AFUR), the African Union and GET.transform will present first results from the toolbox of African model mini-grid regulations. The joint activity seeks to provide resources, peer exchange and regulatory best practices that enable scaled up mini-grid investment.

AFUR is the regional platform  under the African Union, on which African energy regulators link up to address common challenges. As a means to increase rural electrification, mini-grids have become a key priority for many of AFUR’s members and GET.transform is a proud partner of AFUR in the endeavour to harmonise mini-grid regulation across the continent.

Drawing on GET.transform’s regulatory support experience on country level as well as the mini-grid policy work developed under the AU with EU TAF and Power Africa, the Model Mini-Grid Regulations will allow stakeholders to tap into technical standards, grid arrival regulations, innovations for sustainable mini-grid tariffs, and bankable legal frameworks built upon applied best practice.

The speakers of the first webinar, African Model Mini-Grid Regulations: Looking Through a Technical Lens, will be:

  • Debbie Roets, Executive Secretary, AFUR
  • Samuel S. Bunnya, Project Coordinator, AFUR
  • Temitope Udo-Affia, TA Coordinator Off-Grid Regulation & Markets, GET.transform
  • Nico Peterschmidt, CEO, Inensus

To join the webinar live on the day, go to: bit.ly/AFUR18Jan

18 January, 2023 (2pm SAST/1pm CET)