Grants to Developers
The GMG Facility Kenya has provided investment and output-based grants to a selected number of developers contributing towards their capital investment (and continues to do so within the funding resources available). The mini-grids contribute towards the Kenya National Electrification Strategy and this is expected to result in 20,000 new connections. The mini-grids provide reliable power, which in turn spur socio-economic development and business growth leading to improved household incomes for rural families, women's economic empowerment through new skills and ability to run businesses, as well as opportunities for income for youth.

The Facility monitors impact of the mini-grids on the users and the communities through its Internal Monitoring & Evaluation Programme by carrying out baseline and impact surveys.
Sector-wide Technical Assistance
The GMG Facility Kenya is supporting the Ministry of Energy and in particular the Electricity and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) in formulating a regulatory framework conducive to private investment in the sector. This is done through reviewing the draft mini-grid regulations, updating the mini-grid tariff model, improving the online licensing and reporting platform, and increasing capacity in the Authority.

The Facility supported green mini-grid developers and communities to stimulate energy demand with practical tools for productive use applications. The “Productive Use of Energy Toolkits” (PUET) for milling and ice-making were developed and published and provide the sector with tools to integrate milling or ice-making into existing or proposed systems.