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Call for EoI: Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) Pilot Project in Kenya

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Call for EoI: Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) Pilot Project in Kenya

Opportunity Background

Expression of interest (EoI) for the SIINC Pilot in Kenya

Energising Development Kenya Programme (EnDev Kenya), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is seeking for enterprises to participate in the Social Impact Incentives (SIINC) Results-based Financing (RBF) Pilot Project. The objective of the SIINC pilot project is to provide Social Impact Incentives as a form of ‘proof-of-concept’ to initially up to three selected energy enterprises in the course of 2020-2022 based on measurable impact achievement that is to be defined with the applicants. The amount of SIINC incentive payments provided by the pilot project to leverage commercial investment will be in the range of EUR 100,000 to EUR 225,000.

Opportunity Structure

This call for Expression of Interest (EoI) is targeting enterprises that focus on providing decentralized renewable energy solutions to low income consumers. EnDev will support them with results-based incentive payments for positive social outcomes. Examples for social outcomes include, but are not limited to, households’ energy expenditure savings, income from productive use of energy, increase of agricultural production output or job creation.

Competitive Scope

Who can participate?

To qualify, the applicants must be able to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal business entity incorporated in Kenya
  • Business operations in Kenya for at least 2 years
  • Annual turnover of at least EUR 150,000 in at least one year of operations

How to submit?

Interested enterprises should send an email by 2nd October 2020 with the subject “SIINC Pilot Project - 83363347” to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to request for the application documents (incl. submission details). The application documents shall be sent to the applicants within 10 working days after the receipt of the request.

Submission Deadline for EoIs is the 20th October 2020.

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The New Climate Institute, released in Nov 2019 the report named "The role of renewable energy mini-grids in Kenya’s electricity sector". It states that mini-grids in addition to being the most cost-effective option for achieving rural electrification in some areas, mini-grids could also have positive economic and social impacts, including synergies with national development objectives and the SDGs. Find out more by downloading the report.

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Steven Hunt, Senior Energy and Innovation Advisor, DFID, gives an interesting update on GMG Sector in Africa.

Find the article here from Mini Grid Partnership website.


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The EFWEE developed a policy brief & recommendations paper on Gender and access to Power in Kenya. Find it in the link below. It gives insights into key factors that affect progress towards this goal of equitable access to reliable and affordable electricity for all and shows that attention to gender is fruitful.

In addition to the policy brief, you may access the research outputs (papers, detailed reports, data analysis etc) here.

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Africa is among the strongest solar resources in the world, it also brings tremendous opportunities to the solar and energy storage industry. The great market potential has encouraged Leader Group to launch Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27-28, 2017. Participants such as Governments, Utilities, Project developers, Investors, Energy storage products manufacturers, Consulting firms, as well as other related sectors are invited to together discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions for solar and energy storage development in the African market, especially Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

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GMG Facility Kenya continues to accept applications from Green Mini Grid developers and programmes focused on supporting the Kenyan 2020 goal of providing access to electrification to all. A reminder that the call for application has no deadline and that the GMG Facility Managing Entity will be reviewing applicants periodically. We have begun to review the first set of applicants and will be starting the next round in the next several weeks. As the time draws near, we will announce when we plan to start the second round reviews. To get more information, please register at our online portal. Once you register, you will receive a username and password to gain access to the details in the GMG Facility Manual of Procedures on eligibility, grant awards, and application requirements.

You can check the organization and project eligibility criteria here.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 07:47

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.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 07:16

Kenya Race to Electrification Powered by the Sun

I-DEV, partner of the GMG Managing Entity, has published a report on solar electrification in Kenya. It highlights the growing interest and viability of energy solar solution.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:18

Solar lights 14% of National Hosuseholds

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.

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