Mali: Rural Electrification

On December 27, 2016, Ci-Dev signed an emissions reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) with the rural electrification agency in Mali, l'agence malienne pour le développement de l'energie domestique et l'electrification rurale (AMADER) for the purchase of 400,000 certified emission reductions (CERs) to be generated through end 2024.

The project will support the PV hybridization of 250 diesel-based mini-grids and the distribution of 750,000 solar lanterns to rural households, with funds being used to improve regulatory and program management capacity within AMADER for the PV/diesel mini-grid hybridization component and to provide a subsidy to help households afford the solar lanterns.