CONTEXT

 

The DRC has enormous potential for renewable energy as only 9% of the population is connected to the power grid. With its high population growth and the grid failing to meets the needs of the Congolese public, the demand for alternatives sources of energy, such as solar kits, micro hydroelectricity and biomass, are likely to increase in the near future.

ÉLAN RDC is working to improve access to and use of renewable energy by assisting market participants to develop effective models of education, product marketing and distribution. ÉLAN RDC also aims to create more favourable conditions for investors by facilitating their access to information.

Our mission in renewable energy: 250,000 low-income households, solar and improved cooking stoves.

Our approach: support producers and distributors in this country.

Our action: provide technical and financial support to the private sector in the implementation of innovative solutions for a sustainable change in the market system. Actions with market players will obviously support:

  • Local production and import of improved stoves and quality solar lights;

  • Establishment of financial accessibility solutions for SMEs and consumers;

  • Marketing mix structure to reach low-income populations;

  • The organization of the sector for an effective advocacy of the economic environment.

 
 

SEE ALSO

GRAINS AND HORTICULTURE

TRANSPORT

BRANCHLESS BANKING

SPECIALTY CROPS

SME FINANCE

AUTONOMISATION ÉCONOMIQUE DES FEMMES