Proparco granted a loan of 16 million euros to Aktivco. The EIF has contributed €27 million. Norfund and AfricaGoGreen are also participating in this operation, for amounts of 9 and 8 million euros respectively. The total amount of the project is €60 million.
Founded in 2015, AktivCo supports telecom operators who want to outsource the energy supply of their telecom towers. This innovative segment called T-ESCO (Telecom - Energy Service Company), allows the owner of a telecom tower to outsource the power supply of the site to a specialized third party in charge of deploying, financing and operating the electrical asset under a long-term contract. This fast-growing market with great potential offers a technical solution based on the combined use of a photovoltaic system, batteries and a fuel generator. This technical device offers advantages in terms of cost and fuel savings.
The project is 100% aligned with the Paris Agreement and will help to avoid 22,800 tCO2/year and contribute to the deployment of efficient telecom infrastructures. It will also contribute to the creation or maintenance of 3,400 direct and indirect jobs.