GRET’s Rural Electrification Projects in Mauritania
GRET launched the ERUDI project in 2011 in the framework of the European Union’s Energy Facility, in partnership with two Mauritanian NGOs, Tenmiya and Ecodev. The project aims to meet the electricity needs of 70,000 inhabitants in 100 villages in four regions of Mauritania, and contribute to the national decentralized rural electrification strategy.
This project follows on from the PERUB project that came to a close in 2011, and had provided energy to 24 villages in the Brakna region by installing energy service platforms using solar energy.
Each village chooses local productive activities to favor based on its needs (sewing, welding workshop, mobile telephone battery charging, etc.).