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Cooking Support on Mini-Grids (COSMO) Challenge Fund competition phase 1 awardees announced

28th February 2023

Launched in September 2022, the COSMO Challenge Fund competition is the latest in a series of Challenge Fund competitions that the MECS programme has engaged with. Seeking to accelerate the transition from biomass to clean cooking, the COSMO competition aims to strengthen the utilization of mini-grids (MG) for electric cooking.

We are pleased to announce that 7 projects have now been awarded for phase 1 of the competition, the awardees will undertake design and modelling to develop mini-grids for electric cooking, presenting the case for the financial sustainability of the mini-grids, and the provision of a load management system which includes eCooking.

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