Electricité de Madagascar

Mobile enabled solar powered mini-grid for deep remote villages

Grantee Details

Name of project: Mobile enabled solar powered mini-grid for deep remote villages
Project location: Madagascar
Type of grant: Market Validation
Grant awarded: May 2017
Partners: Telma and Sagemcom

In collaboration with Telma and ADER (the Rural Electrification Agency of Madagascar), Electricité de Madagasca-EDM will construct mini-grids in three rural off-grid villages in the north of Madagascar. The mini-grids will be supported by mobile to enable smart-metering and mobile payments. Telma will serve as an anchor clients for this rural electrification model.


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“We are proud to be a grantee of the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund. Such a partnership is a strong signal that we are aiming in the right direction. EDM, with its partners Sagemcom and Telma, always has the ambition to be a leader in its field. This help will allow us to replicate and validate our mini-grid model we already implemented with success in two villages. This is the second step, and a major one, in our project to give access to reliable and clean energy to rural population in Madagascar, and I am convinced it will lead to scaling on a national level.” – Hassanein Hiridjee, CEO