Community Energy Service - a mini-grid in Bambadinca, Guinea-Bissau

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Location: Bambadinca, Bafatá Region
Technology: 312 Wp of solar photovoltaic capacity with 1101 kWh of battery storage capacity and diesel generators

Promoter: Directorate General of Energy, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, TESE – Development Association, Bambadica Community Development Association, Guinean Association for Studies and Dissemination of Appropriate Technologies, Architecture Atelier Pedro Novo and

Investment/Financing: Grant of 2,190,724€
Year of initial operation: July 2015


This project allowed the creation of a mini-power grid, powered by a solar power plant, which benefited 630 families, 84 micro-enterprises and 16 institutions, having generated an above-expected reduction in the costs of energy access, in addition to creating 23 new jobs. Furthermore, it enabled greater stability for education and health institutions and the emergence of new business opportunities.


These case studies were presented in the webinar “Reference Case Studies in Renewable Energies - São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde”, organised by ALER in partnership with the Directorate General for Natural Resources and Energy (DGRNE) from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Natural Resources (MIRN),  and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which took place on March 9th.