DRC in deal to provide electricity

By | 2020-03-17T14:09:47+00:00 March 18th, 2020|

At the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Bboxx, a British company that produces, distributes and finances solar-powered systems in developing countries, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to provide electricity to 10 million people in the country – equivalent to 10% of the population.

The agreement intends to provide affordable, reliable and clean power by 2024, and once successfully implemented could lead to the creation of 100 000 local jobs.

The accord with Bboxx shows the Congolese government’s aspirations to incorporate renewable solutions to improve the country’s energy access and drive sustainable economic development and may encourage other renewable energy companies to pursue similar contracts with the DRC.

The DRC secured a new deal to provide electricity to 10 million citizens by 2024.  Image credit: Leon Louw

The DRC secured a new deal to provide electricity to 10 million citizens by 2024.  Image credit: Leon Louw