Odyssey partners with ECREEE to facilitate financing for mini-grids in ECOWAS countries


Odyssey is thrilled to be working with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) to facilitate smart, efficient, data-driven financing of mini-grids for clean energy mini-grids in the ECOWAS region.

Program participants will use the Odyssey software tool suite to develop detailed techno-economic analyses of mini-grid projects, building load forecasts, system designs, and comprehensive financial models for review. By providing advanced modeling tools and standardizing project analytics, Odyssey is enabling ECREEE to collect critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for mini-grid projects, enabling streamlined comparison of project proposals and apples-to-apples comparison of project development plans.

Interested in participating?

Register here to learn more about the program and to register for the CfP.

Odyssey is committed to providing comprehensive support to all program participants. Toward this end, we are offering proposal reviews to ensure proposals have been properly completed. Contact us to schedule a review; your proposal must be complete by December 13, 2018 for it to be reviewed by a member of the Odyssey team.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 20, 2018

Odyssey Energy Solutions Announces Mini-Grid Projects Seeking Investment Top $500 Million

Company’s innovative project investment platform has captured over 550 mini-grid projects being developed by 50 private sector utilities in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America

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Today, Odyssey Energy Solutions (odysseyenergysolutions.com), the leading platform connecting private mini-grid developers and investors, announced that its pipeline had surpassed 550 projects, requiring a total estimated investment of more than USD $500 million.

Decentralized renewable energy solutions like mini-grids are the least-cost option for bringing electricity to more than 70 percent of the world’s 1 billion people currently living without access to basic power, most of whom live in rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. It is estimated that up to 200,000 mini-grids will be needed to lift these people out of energy poverty.

The mini-grid projects on the Odyssey platform represent an expected 275,000 connections, with a generation capacity of about 150 MW of installed solar PV. The 550 projects being developed on the platform come from 21 countries, including Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Project ticket sizes range from $40,000 to $3 million.

Odyssey platform users currently comprise a network of over 100 developers, investors, vendors, and government institutions, with recent month-on-month user growth of 30-40%.

“With no outbound marketing, we’re seeing incredible uptake of the Odyssey platform,” said company co-founder and CEO Emily McAteer. “Odyssey is proving just how quickly the mini-grid sector is taking off around the globe. By using software and data analytics to streamline and standardize mini-grid project development and financing, we’re able to aggregate projects into bankable portfolios that meet investors’ ticket sizes and diligence requirements, paving the way for more capital to come into the sector.”

“With Odyssey there is finally a one-stop shop for mini-grid development,” said Havenhill Synergy CEO Olusegun Odunaiya. “Odyssey has allowed us to quickly conduct rigorous technical and economic analyses for mini-grid projects in our pipeline and then create portfolios suitable for financing.”


About Odyssey Energy Solutions

Odyssey is a secure, web-based platform that streamlines the development and financing of mini-grid projects. Via state-of-the-art software tools, powerful analytics, and data-sharing architecture, Odyssey standardizes how mini-grid data is developed, managed, analyzed and communicated – seamlessly connecting project developers, suppliers, financiers and governments to get projects built. Odyssey has received financial backing from Shell Foundation, Factor[e] Ventures, DOEN Foundation, USAID Power Africa, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Learn more at odysseyenergysolutions.com


Media contact: media@odysseyenergysolutions.com

Odyssey at SE4All

Odyssey wraps up a great week at the SE4All forum in Lisbon! Executive Chairman Cathy Zoi took the main stage as one of the forum's "Disruptive Voices," sharing with the audience Odyssey's vision to build the machinery needed to drive the mini-grid sector into the future. CEO Emily McAteer spoke about Odyssey's efforts to cultivate partnerships in the sector, and shared "roses and thorns" about Odyssey's work via a Facebook Live interview.