Minigrids and distributed renewable energy (DRE) promise to create much-needed employment as rural electrification ramps up in Nigeria, India and Kenya, according to a study, Powering Jobs Census 2019: The Energy Access Workforce

The report comes from Power for All, an organization of 250 business, finance, research and civil society organizations, working to provide electricity to underserved nations.

In Nigeria potential exists to create more than 52,000 direct, formal jobs, 50,000 of which would serve 405 MW worth of minigrid systems in 2022, said the report.

Workers in Kamalapuram, India. Photo by Paul Prescott/

Minigrid development in Kenya has the potential to yield 5,000 jobs in 2022, up from the current 260 jobs.

And in India, electrification efforts are expected to boost minigrid

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