Minigrid Feasibility Study:

Energy Access for

Aframs Plains South 


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has provided a grant to the Government of Ghana to determine the viability of building minigrids to support energy access for more than 50 unelectrified communities in the Afram Plains South District of Ghana.

The Ministry of Energy selected Tuatara Group and its partners MRIGlobal, Odyssey, and TMG to perform the feasibility study for Ghana. 

The Tuatara Group and its partners began work on this study in May 2019. Our work will
involve extensive stakeholder outreach and we welcome any interested parties to contact our


For more information contact:

Pamela Peseux at:



 The objectives of the study are:

  • Identify, analyze and categorize communities with respect to their suitability for renewable energy-based mini-grid electrification;

  • In non-electrified communities, define the demand, ability and willingness to pay, preliminary design and siting for minigrids, with the goal of minimizing environmental and social impacts;

  • Identify opportunities and barriers to the implementation of mini-grid renewable energy electrification;

  • Explore various ownership, financing and management options and recommend sustainable business models that would meet the service needs of local communities, the government, and businesses;

  • Assess the capacity needs in the communities and recommend participatory solutions for the successful implementation of sustainable renewable energy-based minigrid rural electrification;

  • Work with the government to structure a competitive tender, taking into account the different potential business models; and

  • Draft the tendering documents and provide a financing and implementation plan.