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Project name Energising Development (EnDev) Mali – Electrification Communale (ELCOM)
Country/region Mali
Duration 2013-2017
Short Description

The ELCOM programme is supporting the Malian Agency for Rural Electrification, the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Decentralization with the aim of electrifying local communities through solar PV powered battery charging stations. By doing so, it enhances the economic impact of electricity access through business trainings for entrepreneurs, technical advice on selection, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, information about financing opportunities and trainings of electricians.

Specifically, ELCOM has supported the development of a factory for shea butter production in Dogo, the equipment for testing the quality of the butter is solar PV powered. Furthermore, the factory’s premises are lit with solar PV. In other villages, ELCOM supports the usage of solar PV for the refrigeration of fresh milk for cattle farmers. The battery charging stations are used, among others, for mobile phone charging.

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Funded by

Energising Development

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