About Us

The Green Mini-Grid Facility Kenya (GMG Facility Kenya) was conceived and funded in 2016 by UK’s DFID (now FCDO). The programme provides grants and technical assistance to promote mini-grid development in Kenya through the private sector. The GMG Facility secured additional funding from the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund in 2018.

The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is the implementing partner of the facility. AFD has strong regional experience in managing programmes aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. AFD contract Innovation Energie Development (IED), a French Consultancy company to lead GMG’s Managing Entity. IED is responsible for the implementation of the Facility in partnership with I-DEV and Practical Action Consulting (PAC).

The GMG Facility Kenya is guided by Programme Committee chaired by the Ministry of Energy (MoE) and includes Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) and the supporting Development Partners.

Our Experience


Innovation Energie Développement (IED) has in-depth and longstanding technical knowledge, programme development and extensive expertise in renewable energy, access to energy and green mini grids. IED’s Head Office is Francheville near Lyon in France. The company operates in over sixty countries in Africa and Asia through subsidiaries, local offices and international consultants.


I-DEV International is a management strategy and investment advisory firm focused on building competitive, viable businesses in emerging markets around the world. I-DEV provides investment advice to support the development of the grant programme as well as provide investment advice specific to the needs of each private sector fund recipient.

Practical Action

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of the international NGO Practical Action. PAC has over thirty years’ experience in the energy access sector in Kenya and other developing countries and brings into the consortium a focus on community engagement, as well as social and gender inclusion.