Invest & Procure Summit

The SESA Invest & Procure Summit in Kigali on April 26th, 2024, aims to kickstart transformative projects in the region.

WEBINAR: Smart microgrid systems in African countries

This webinar provides an overview of smart microgrids and related technologies as well as the business models and the enabling policy environment for smarter, more efficient, and sustainable energy systems in SESA’s partner countries.

The webinar is part of the sixth module of the SESA capacity building programme, a self-paced e-learning programme that focuses on smart microgrid systems.

Discover the SESA platform for capacity building:

Promoting knowledge on smart energy solutions

What is SESA?


Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) is a collaborative project between the European Union and nine African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania ) that aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.

Through several local living labs, it is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent.

These solutions will include decentralised renewables (solar photovoltaics), innovative energy storage systems including the use of second-life electric vehicle batteries, waste-to-energy systems, smart micro grids, climate-proofing, resilience and adaptation, and rural internet access.

Running from October 2021 until September 2025, SESA is the result of a strong partnership between leading European and African universities, research centres, industry actors, local governments, knowledge and implementation organisations and networks. These will be strengthened via peer-to-peer exchange, policy dialogues, regional and international events among others.


Use Cases

African countries

SESA Demonstration, Validation and Replication Sites

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