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Clean energy is one of the cheapest electricity sources and for years players in the sector have propped up this idea which could transition the least powered countries to universal electricity access.

Small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, stranded gas and biomass projects are some of the many sources that can provide low-cost, reliable and clean power to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) which is the most affected by lack of enough electricity.

Energy sector players including developers believe that mini-grids are a cost-effective solution which can provide communities and businesses with the low-cost clean power in a reliable way.

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Unfortunately for the SSA region, the mini-grid sector which can enable the provision of electricity to all especially far from the main grids remains largely untapped due to the lack of public sector reforms or the sluggish implementation of the same.

The governments in …