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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Chad 2018

Submitted by: Trama TecnoAmbiental
3 Solar Photovoltaic micro-grids for sustainable economic development in rural areas

This project involves the implementation of three solar photovoltaic micro-grids for rural electrification to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in Chad. The project centres mainly on energy generation, distribution and set-up of viable and robust business models that support electricity supply services by providing high efficient electrical appliances.

Initial situation
Electricity consumption per person in Chad remains as one of the lowest in the world at around 10kWh per year, compared to the world average of 2.600kWh per person per year. Infrastructure, particularly for transmission and distribution of electricity is often inadequate, poorly maintained or fall victim to severe underinvestment. Most of the rural population does not have access to electricity, therefore they rely on kerosene and candles for lighting while wood fuel is used for cooking.

Solution
The solution to this extreme energy poverty is to tackle the problem right from the root by giving poor communities in rural areas of Chad access to safe and clean electricity. The target groups are all the inhabitants of the remote communities of three rural villages; that is, Douguia, Mombou and Guelendeng. The project is divided into two categories which are construction of three micro-grids and construction of two more micro-grids.

Innovation
Trama TecnoAmbiental is implementing local capacity building to share the renewable energy business skills and technology so that the system can be maintained. The company’s smart meter invention ensures social acceptability, technical durability of the renewable energy micro-grids. Other innovations of their energy solution are high quality solar photovoltaic micro-grid and community involvement right from the beginning of the project.




Capital: N'Djamena
Official language: Arabic, French
Total area: 1.284.000 km²
Population: 10.329.208
GDP/Capita/Year: $910
Source: Wikipedia 2012