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Energising Development (EnDev) is one of the largest on-the-ground technical assistance programmes for energy access in the world. At present, EnDev is striving to further develop and structure its learning and innovation agenda with the intention of sharing its outcomes with the wider SDG7 community. The aim is that this shared knowledge can lead to both a higher pace of implementation and increased impact of the EnDev programme. The results shared can also inform similar initiatives in the field. EnDev just published this report. The Executive Summary states: "Productive Use of Energy (PUE) is not a new topic but is receiving an increasing amount of attention. It is considered the main priority for energy access in emerging countries, specifically in rural settings. Multiple factors support the use of energy for productive uses, such as increased energy access, payment models like Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO), technological innovation and lower costs for solar technologies and appliances".

Find out more by downloading their report 

Published in Reports and Surveys
Friday, 19 February 2021 06:42

Positive impact of GMG on people's lives

Watch our latest video about positive impact of GMG on end-users lives: Positive Impact

 
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GMG produced 2 concept notes focused on providing business technical assistance, capital and talent resources to catalyze the mini grid and productive use of energy sectors forward in Sub-Saharan Africa. One concept focuses on a venture studio/accelerator model that provides sufficient business tactical support, paired with early pilot to pre-seed/seed growth capital to help PUE actors scale and attract future investment, taking early innovations past a critical early growth stage. A second concept focuses on attracting and cultivating best-in-class finance and operations talent to the nascent, yet high-impact and critical PUE and mini grid sector to drive growth, efficiency, cross-sector collaboration and attract investment. Both concepts were developed in collaboration with key sector actors, and focused on critical areas of strengthening identified in the GMG Barriers & Opportunities with Appliances, PUE and Access to Finance Report.

These are the 2 final documents of the set of 6

Published in Case Studies
Monday, 15 February 2021 13:55

Case Studies for Practitioners- Full Length

Three case studies were developed by GMG based on the findings from the recent Barriers & Opportunities report (link). Case studies provide useful insights and resources to practitioners in the mini grid and productive use of energy sector to navigate common challenges, and learn from other practitioners, potential partners and early pilots.

These 3 documents are part of a set of 6: 2, 3 and 4 over 6

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This short report includes findings from GMG's analysis of key actors and key barriers to scaling sustainable mini grids with a strong focus on Kenya and East Africa. It also includes opportunities to strengthen the African mini grid sector and an overview with key highlights of three case studies for practitioners.

This document is part of a set of 6: 1 over 6

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

Official Title

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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