Why this programme?

Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Reaching this goal means providing electricity to 1.0 billion people and clean cooking systems to 3.0 billion people worldwide by 2030.

To help reach these objectives, Total, ENEA Consulting, SEforALL and Acumen present “Energy Access Booster” – a call for projects to support entrepreneurs in the field of energy access in Africa.


It concerns projects in the deployment stage focusing on one of the four following topics:

Green mini-grids

Sustainable Mobility

(cooling or cold storage)

Energy for drinking water and agriculture

Selected entrepreneurs benefit from a selection of the following support, depending of their needs and the support capacity of each partner:

  • A strategic advisory consulting mission

  • A financial contribution of maximum $ 50,000 per selected entrepreneur

  • Operational support and potentially local support

  • Visibility of the project

Winners receive support on topics including the identification of relevant and sustainable economic models, customer acquisition and retention, pilot project development, production organization, building adapted distribution models, scale-up to the national or international level, and financing.

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