Microgrids in Tanzania Update & Opportunities

21st November 2017: 9:30 EST /  14:30 GMT / 16:30 East Africa
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Tanzania is a hotbed of microgrid activity having encouraged deployment since 2008 and with a rejuvenated policy in 2015 which encourages generation from renewable sources. The programme is lead in Tanzania by the Rural Energy Agency (REA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals as well as The Energy and Water Utility Regulatory Agency (EWURA). What has developed are standardised regulation for both microgrid and small power generators with the aim of improving access to energy in rural communities.

This webinar will introduce the findings of the report issued by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), entitled: Accelerating Minigrid Deployment In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania. During the webinar, listeners will be able to hear directly from Lily Odarno from WRI, one of the report’s authors about the key findings.

Lily is an Associate with the World Resources Institute’s Energy Program. She leads the Program’s policy engagement in East Africa. In this role, she works closely with government agencies, private sector actors and civil society organizations in the region to expand access to clean, affordable and reliable electricity services for development. Lily focuses on promoting inclusive policy and planning processes that favor integrated solutions and that attract investments and satisfy demand at a scale capable of closing the access gap. She works with stakeholders to develop the resources they need to engage in effective dialogue around these issues.  Prior to WRI, Lily was with the Center for Energy and Environmental policy where she focused on how the unique energy needs of peri-urban dwellers can be addressed with targeted solutions. She also conducted research at the UNEP Risoe Center (now UNEP/DTU Partnership) around diverse energy access issues. She holds a PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware.