The Essential Services Unit (ESU) for Loubassa village, located on M’bamou island in the Republic of the Congo, was brought on stream on 15 October 2021. The ESU's special technical feature is that its electrical power comes from a floating tidal stream generator, converting the Congo River’s energy into electricity. Supported by the Pot@maï association, the Congolese NGO Aide à l’enfance and L'Aquaphile, ESU offers an innovative off-grid electrification approach. The services offered through electrification were selected by the villagers, and a training programme supports the development of the new activities made possible by the arrival of electricity. This approach is supported by the FFEM as part of the Private Sector Innovation Facility (Facilité d’Innovation pour le Secteur Privé - FISP).