PUE offers a pathway to universal energy access Although access to electricity has grown rapidly from 27% in 2015 to 57% in 2021, mostly from off-grid energy sources such as solar home systems (SHS), Uganda is still significantly behind in achieving its goal of universal energy access by 2030 with only a couple years out. […]
The majority of Uganda’s 1M+ refugees lack access to clean and affordable energy. An opportunity exists for the private sector to collaborate with humanitarian organizations and development partners to provide market-based solutions and improve livelihoods in a commercially viable way.
It is estimated that USD 800 million in debt will need to be invested in solar home system businesses in Uganda to achieve universal energy access (SDG 7). Local banks and financial institutions need to recognize this opportunity and play a role in providing local currency debt financing.
Uganda Off-Grid Energy Market Accelerator (UOMA), in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Power Africa, hosted a matchmaking event for solar irrigation financing in Kampala on 28th August 2019.
This report is one in a series of insights on how to reach ‘unserved populations’ by targeting barriers to both ability to pay and willingness to pay, discussing challenges across affordability, access and awareness. Today, ~80% of Ugandans live without access to modern energy with an even larger concentration in Northern Uganda. Bringing energy to these households has become a central focus of Uganda’s development agenda. In order to develop strategies to serve these households, UOMA is conducting research and releasing insights on the topic.
Open Capital has partnered with the Shell Foundation to increase off-grid energy access & reduce market barriers
Market Accelerator seeks to reduce barriers to scale to accelerate off-grid energy access in Uganda
Today, about 80% of Ugandans live without access to modern energy. Bringing energy to these households has become a central focus of Uganda’s development agenda, with frequent discussion on reaching ‘universal access’ in the coming decades.