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Open for applications: Cooking Support on Mini-Grids (COSMO) challenge fund competition

14th September 2022

The new ‘Cooking Support on Mini-Grids’ (MECS-COSMO) competition is now open for applications.

This competition is run in 2 phases, starting with a 5-month business plan. Progression between phase 1 and 2 will be competitive and dependent on overall success of the previous phase. Multiple projects will be funded.

Launched on 14 September 2022, the competition seeks to fund projects with mini-grid developers (and their partners) to enable electric cooking appliances to be sustainably used in homes or businesses. Our research so far suggests that electric pressure cookers (EPCs) are the ‘front running candidate’ for this outreach, but we will consider any efficient electrical cooking appliance. Combinations of more than one device are acceptable if a strong case is made.  

The MECS webinar ‘Cooking Support on Mini-Grids (COSMO) Challenge Fund’, to be held on Friday 16th September 2022, will provide further information about the new MECS Challenge Fund. The event will highlight the research questions, our expectations for successful projects and the timelines associated with submission and commencement of work. A recording of the webinar and the presentation shown can be accessed soon.

All the competition documents, including the application form, are available through the Delta esourcing portal.

The access the documents you need to register as a supplier. Registration is free.

Download a step-by-step guide to registering on Delta

Once registered you will need to enter the Access code: 3Q3ESMU2FD to find the opportunity.

**IMPORTANT ** Only applications made through the Delta portal will be accepted.

The competition is open until 23:55 (GMT) on Wednesday 9 November 2022.

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