Democratic Republic of the Congo

Accelerating deployment of private-sector-led urban and peri-urban solar metro grids to help realise the country’s renewable energy potential

Shining a light on opportunity

Accelerating deployment of private-sector-led urban and peri-urban solar metro grids to realize renewable energy potential

DRC, with the world’s second-largest unelectrified population poses unique challenges due to its vast expanse and limited infrastructure. GEAPP, in collaboration with Alliance partners plans to electrify 100 urban areas via 100 mini grids by 2040 and provide an investment roadmap to harness the country’s vast solar and hydro potential in service of more than 74 million Congolese people currently living without electricity access.

Solutions for DRC

Just Energy Transition

Ensuring the energy transition is just, equitable and inclusive by focusing positive impacts on women, youth and marginalised communities

Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE)

Accelerating the uptake of distributed renewable energy, to provide fast, clean, cheap power where it is needed most

Let’s change energy

in Goma, DRC

Nuru, based in Goma, DRC, is one of Africa’s pioneering renewable energy-powered metrogrid companies. By delivering world-class renewable energy and connectivity services, Nuru aims to empower 5 million Congolese people, one connection at a time.

Moving ahead, it will be important to strengthen the public sector and the government’s capacity for cross-unit delivery in order to effectively finance renewable energy mini and metro-grids. In coming together with like minded partners in the private sector who share the same vision, we can make a dramatic difference to the lives of the people in the DRC, while also tackling ongoing climate challenges and creating economic growth at the same time. I’m very excited to see what the future brings.

—Idesbald Chinamula,
Director General, National Agency for Rural Electrification in the DRC (ANSER)

Meet Our Experts

  • Lyza Shodu
    Country Delivery Lead
    Democratic Republic of Congo