The Green Mini Grid Facility Kenya avails funds, and supports green and sustainable mini-grid electrification in remote areas in Kenya. The GMG Facility Kenya provides:

  • Technical assistance
  • Milestone investment grants
  • Output-based grants

The Green Mini Grid Facility Kenya avails funds, and supports green and sustainable mini-grid electrification in remote areas in Kenya. The GMG Facility Kenya provides:


  • Technical assistance
  • Milestone investment grants
  • Output-based grants
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18 April 2018: Nationally 14% of households main source of lighting is solar

The KNBS report 2018 indicates (see section 3.5 in particular), that only 3% of rural Kenyans use environmentally sustainable sources of energy (14% at national level). At the same time the World Economic Forum states that, in terms of increasing access to electrity and transitioning to enviromentally fiendly sources of energy, Kenya “shows the hightest readiness scores among Sub-Saharan countries, whose popoulation faces energy access challenges” (see pages 7 and 31 to 33 of the WEF Fostering Effective Energy Transition report 2018. Find here a newspaper article that gives more information on the same. The article refers to the two reports mentioned: KNBS Basic report 2018 and WEF Fostering Effective Energy Transition report 2018.

 

17 April 2018: Launch of AMDA

The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) has been launched on 13th April 2018. A press release can be found here.

AMDA has chapters already in 2 countries (Kenya, Tanzania) and plans to expand to 3 more countries this year (Nigeria, Ethiopia and Uganda) and eventually to all of Africa. The current 11 member companies service more than 11,000 connections, and include innovative start-ups and established utilities.

Now is a pivotal moment for the mini-grid industry and AMDA looks forward to working with you to achieve our full potential. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that up to 290 million Africans will be served by mini-grids by 2030, also noting that mini-grids and other distributed, renewable solutions are the least cost option for connecting three-quarters of the unelectrified population.

If you're interested in learning more, or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to AMDA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

14th March 2018: Powergen application for ERC licence under review

Powergen, GMG developer in Kericho, is ready for a tea estate solar powered mini grid construction, pending ERC approval. Know more about it by reading Business Daily article of 14th March 2018.

 

The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Kenya moves forward...

The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Kenya is grateful to the Powerhive families of Kissi and Nyamira Counties in Western Kenya for their participation in demonstrating the value of electrification to their community.  Check out their story at “GMG Facility Benefits Rural Kenya”.  The GMG Facility Kenya has provided technical assistance, and is providing output based connection grants, and milestone capital investment grants to mini-grid developers Powerhive, PowerGen and RVE.Sol.  We are looking for additional mini-grid developers and projects in Kenya.  Check back at www.gmgfacilitykenya.org for the announcement of the next call for proposals in the coming months.  For more details about the GMG Facility you may register at “GMG Online Platform”.    We welcome your questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6th March 2018: Updated Agenda of the 4th Africa Mini Grids Summit

Find an updated Agenda of the 4th Africa Mini Grids Summit. AFD and IED will make a joint presentation at 3pm of day 1. Some of our partners will also have a slot to share their experience.

 

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