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Decentralised energy service company result at end 2014 Number of customers served
South Africa KES (Kukhanya Energy Services) 158,000
Botswana BPC (Botswana Power Corporation) 3,500
Senegal ERA (Énergie Rurale Africaine) 2,600

The EDF Group has been implementing an energy access programme since 2001 in developing countries. This activity can highlight the work carried out on behalf of regional authorities and their aspiration to take responsibility for their energy future.

In rural areas, often at a considerable distance from the grid, the programme sets up decentralised energy service companies.

In all these activities, EDF operates in partnership with international industrial players, such as Total, and local companies: Fres Calulo in South Africa, Botswana Power Corporation in Botswana and Matforce in Senegal. When putting together the programmes, around 80% of the initial capital expenditure is financed by international financial institutions in the form of donations and/or loans, or by the country’s governments.