PEG Africa sponsored by USAID to bring electrification to off-grid health clinics in AfricaSubmitted by Admin on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 18:36
PEG Africa is one of the 9 solar energy companies sponsored by USAID to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
PEG Africa aims to bring off-grid solar energy access to rural and peri-urban communities in West Africa by providing pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar home systems to rural and remote customers. The company is supported by I&P since 2015 throught its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs.
An "Power Africa" initiative
Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces grants totaling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
These companies include:
Havenhill Synergy Ltd. (Nigeria)
KYA-Energy Group (Togo)
Muhanya Solar Ltd. (Zambia)
PEG Solar (Ghana)
Zuwa Energy (Malawi)
Nearly 60 percent of all healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, and of those that do, only 34 percent of hospitals and 28 percent of health clinics have reliable, 24-hour access. Energy is critical for powering essential devices, medical and sterilization equipment, diagnostics, cold storage for vaccines and medication, information technology, and lights to enable the delivery of continuous health care services. Efficient health services and responses to diseases — including COVID-19 — depend on reliable access to electricity.