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The 2023 Ashden Award for

Integrated Energy Africa

What is the Integrated Energy Africa award?

Award prize: £25,000

Supported by: Integrate to Zero 

Africa is bursting with new and exciting clean energy innovation. But the continent faces a major challenge – connecting diverse systems to make sure clean energy is accessible and affordable for everyone. 

The Ashden Award for Integrated Energy Africa is open to energy companies, finance and technology providers, and other businesses creating integrated clean energy solutions in and around the continent’s towns and cities. Their work should bring together multiple energy services to power up transport, homes or enterprises, in harmony with wider national energy systems. 

Community involvement is key – the winning solution will be designed and delivered with input from people facing energy poverty, and bring change in areas of greatest need.  

The 2023 Integrated Energy Africa award


Through its Nigeria Sunshot initiative, Husk Power is building at least 500 clean energy minigrids by 2026 – supporting businesses, schools and hospitals, benefiting more than 2 million people, and displacing an average of 25,000 diesel generators.

In Uganda, Power For All’s Utilities 2.0 Twaake project unites centralized and decentralized renewable energy companies to achieve faster and cheaper electrification, boost rural livelihoods, and end energy poverty.


At its factory in Kenya, Aceleron repurposes waste batteries – turning them into energy storage technology for homes, offices and electric vehicles.

Beacon Power Services offers grid management software and analytics, helping utility companies expand their reach across Africa.

Key 2023 Award dates

applications open

18 January2023

Applications Closed

8 March 2023



Finalists announced


Winners announced at award ceremony

14 November2023

Join the 2023 Ashden Awards ceremony

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Held in London and streamed online

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