Applications are open from June 27 to July 29, 2018

Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Reaching this goal means providing electricity to 1 billion people and clean cooking systems to 3 billion people worldwide by 2030.

To help reach these objectives, TOTAL, ENEA Consulting and Acumen, in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) are launching “Energy Access Booster” – a call for projects to support entrepreneurs in the field of energy access in Africa. It concerns projects in the deployment stage focusing on one of the four following topics: green mini-grids, sustainable mobility, refrigeration, and energy for drinking water and agriculture.

Up to five selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a selection of the following support, depending of their needs and the support capacity of each partner:

  • A strategic advisory consulting mission
  • A financial contribution of maximum $50,000 per selected entrepreneur
  • Operational support and potentially local support
  • Visibility of the project

The selected entrepreneurs will receive support on topics including the identification of relevant and sustainable economic models, customer acquisition and retention, pilot project development, production organization, building adapted distribution models, scale-up to the national or international level, and financing.

Are you an African entrepreneur or one operating in Africa? Are you working on projects in the fields of mini-grids, mobility, refrigeration or energy for drinking water and agriculture?

Apply HERE to receive the combined support of these 4 partners.


About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. Learn more at

About ENEA Consulting

ENEA Consulting is a strategic advisory consulting firm specialized in energy and environmental transition, with offices in Paris, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Since 2007, ENEA Consulting advises and supports leaders in the sector of energy, industry, finance and international institutions, on the development of new sectors and markets of energy transition anywhere in the world. ENEA Consulting is also a leading firm in energy access, through its social entrepreneur support program and many consulting missions conducted on this market. Learn more at

About Acumen

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $114 million in 109companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at and on Twitter @Acumen.


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