Call for Electric Cooking Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa by ENGIE Africa

3 June 2019

ENGIE Africa would like to hear from innovators and startups who are developing new technologies or/and service based solutions to develop electric cooking in Sub Saharan Africa and especially in remote rural areas connected to mini-grids.


In Sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity and 2/5 of the African population on average does not have access to a reliable supply of electricity even when connected to the grid. In these areas cooking energy mostly comes from biomass, either wood or charcoal, which poses important health issues due to smokes (specifically to women and children) and environmental issues as it is a cause of deforestation. 

Therefore, ENGIE Africa is looking for electric cooking solutions for access to clean cooking that align with any of the following goals:

  • Providing affordable, fast-deployed and energy-efficient access to electric cookingfor households connected to off grid mini-grid in remote rural areas
  • Taking advantage of digital solutions through mobile economy, efficient payment platforms and powerful data platforms
  • High growth potential offering the opportunity to replicate the model elsewhere




Earnings and Benefits for the selected projects: 

  • Funding of a testing phase : the winner will be able to test the efficiency and viability of his solution in the relevant environment, within the Engie Africa business framework over a period of 6 months 
  • Based on the results of the testing phase, the integration within the Engie Africa business portfolio and further co-development of the project. 

Deadline for submission of applications: June 6th, 2019

Further information, along with application guidelines, can be accessed at the ENGIE Africa website here


Subscribe to updates to receive all the latest news and information.

Join our list of experts

The database is a resource for those looking for expertise in any area of energy access and low carbon transitions from across the LCEDN. If you have expertise and you want your details to be searchable in the database, please fill in the pro forma provided.

Submit form now

Alternatively, if you are looking for academic, commercial, NGO or policy expertise to contact, please use the search portal.