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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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:08

Technical Training on Solar Hybrid Mini-Grids

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi, Kenya, together with its partners facilitates an In-Depth Technical Training on Solar Hybrid Mini-grids at Strathmore Business School Nairobi (Ole Sangale Rd., off Mbagathi Way) on January 24th and 25th, 2018. The two-day Training focuses on specifically applicable designs, components, and technologies for the erection of Solar Hybrid Mini-grids in rural/ remote areas of Kenya.

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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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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 the Business Daily article of 14th March

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 07:57

The GMG Facility Kenya Moves Forward

The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Kenya is grateful to the Powerhive families of Kisii 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..

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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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Find the first major survey of Mini Grid Deployment in Africa, published by the World Bank. The analysis points out three key actions for governments and practitioners across the continent:

  • Create an adaptive and responsive policy approach
  • Focus on the entire mini-grid ecosystem
  • Invest in both qualitative and quantitative assessments of the development impacts of mini-grids
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