Energy Access, Data and Digital Solutions
How digitalization can help achieve universal energy access - case studies, technologies and solutions.
The use of data and digital solutions has a transformative effect on mini-grid and OGS businesses by reducing the cost of power delivered, by reducing the investment risk and by enabling rapid scaling of solutions. This will be instrumental to actually meet global electrification goals (energy for all). This study by TFE Energy - based on 12 in-depth case studies, around 50 interviews and over 300 companies screened - is the first comprehensive assessment of how data and digital solutions are deployed in the challenging energy access market. A number of highly innovative solutions are compared across four categories: digital planning tools, digital operations, digital platforms, and digital payments. The report also looks at the financing ecosystem and makes recommendations to all the stakeholders. We thank all the participants who contributed to the research.