SNV will present a session entitled "Optimizing Off-Grid Microgrids' at the upcoming 5th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 4-6.

This year's forum which will take place in Barcelona, will focus on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The emphasis is on maximising the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments.

The SNV presentation will look at the importance of local drivers - understanding local customer needs, educating the local market, tailoring solutions to local energy resources, local job creation and building local capacity to ensure cost-effective, sustainable operations. The session will be presented by Dean Cooper, Global Sector Co-ordinator for Innovative Finance, SNV.