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Husk Energy Systems Sets Seven Targets to Expand Rural Electrification in Africa

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Rural energy company Husk Power Systems has set seven ambitious targets to improve energy access and foster development in emerging markets across sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia.

The announcement was made during the SDG7 Pavilion at COP26 by Manoj Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO of Husk Power Systems. According to a press statement by the company, the seven targets include installing 5,000 renewable mini grids in rural communities, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; connecting one million customers to Husk’s power systems; linking 500,000 businesses to power through Husk Power’s various energy services; impacting at least million people through the company’s services; providing customers with five million financially accessible energy efficient appliances to increase productivity and help small-scale enterprises; building 550MW stand-alone roof top solar solutions for commercial and industrial customers to replace diesel-powered generators and other high-polluting energy sources; and lastly, reducing 7 million tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of 687 million gallons of diesel.

Commenting on the targets, Sinha stated “as rural electrification in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia rises to the forefront of international development and climate equity, it is critical that the private sector meet the opportunity by having ready a robust pipeline of bankable, shovel-ready projects, and the ability to execute at scale.” 

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Damon Biesold

Damon Biesold

Damon Biesold is ECP’s Congo Field Editor, where he produces the country’s first Africa Energy Series report due to be published in early 2022. Damon has experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and writes about the energy sector in the Republic of Congo. He recently obtained his MA in National Security Studies.

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