Mini & Micro-Grids

Selected general mini and mirco-grid resources compiled by MIT D-Lab energy researchers.


Organizations and Newsletters

USAID Power Africa initiative

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) newsletter

The UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) 

Power for All: advocacy for renewable, decentralized electrification

Rockefeller Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development 

Bloomberg New Energy Finance's 2017 Mini-Grid Market Outlook

Tools and Resources 

GIZ's Web-based mini grid tool

NREL's Quality Assurance Framework for mini-grids

The EU Energy Initiative's Mini-grid Policy Toolkit 

Energypedia's Mini-grid portal

"The Mini-Grid Game" developed by Energy Action Partners

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) 

The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Mini-grid workshop

IRENA's report: Policies and regulations for private sector renewable energy mini-grids

IRENA's report: Innovation Outlook, Renewable Mini-Grids 

iied's report: Making mini-grids work: productive uses of electricity in Tanzania