This feature follows representatives from South Africa's municipal electricity distribution utilities, Eskom and NERSA, who took part in a reverse trade mission to learn about U.S. technology, services, policies and financing that can support the implementation of smart grid projects in their country. Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the tour included stops in Philadelphia, Pa., Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga.
The decision to invest in a microgrid is based upon a two-part evaluation process. First, to evaluate financial viability. Second, to select an ownership model and financing structure of a microgrid project. Download this eBrief to learn the basics of microfinancing.
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