Many countries across the globe are working to expand electricity access to all citizens. According to the International Energy Agency Energy for All report, 52.5 percent of the world’s rural population that is without access to electricity would be best served by mini-grids. Given these figures, countries are increasingly interested in the promise of mini-grid systems as a means of meeting national electrification needs, especially in rural areas.
The Practical Guide to the Regulatory Treatment of Mini-grids helps policy makers meet rural electrification goals and expand access to clean, sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity. It provides regulators with clear guidance and flexible, modular tools for developing an enabling regulatory framework for mini-grid development.
This guide was developed in partnership with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and with the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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