Gakagati

STATUS:                              OPERATIONAL

LOCATION:                         RWANDA, NYAGATARE DISTRICT

TYPE:                                  HYBRID SOLAR MINE GRID

START OF OPERATIONS:  JANUARY 2020

SIZE:                                    120KWP & 125KWH

PARTNERS:  EAP, ZOLA, EQUATORIAL POWER, EMPOWERING VILLAGES

In the village of Gakagati, Eastern Rwanda, EAP, Equatorial Power, and Empowering Villages alongside Zola Electric’s distributed Infinity Grid technology.

The mini grid provides 1,012 connections with a generation capacity of 120 KWP (124 kWH of storage capacity).

The Infinity Grid platform is based on a peer-to-peer AC grid forming power system coupling storage with micro-inverters. This makes the technology highly modular and scale-able in tune with the community’s demand growth, potentially decreasing CAPEX and further correlating the energy supply and demand curves, for greater efficiency.

EP is working with AVSI to enable the community to maximize benefits with business incubation, appliance financing and empowerment of women in the community.