Kenya, 4 April 2017
The Green Mini Grid Facility Kenya aims to enhance access to energy in Kenya by encouraging private investment in renewable energy based mini-grids.
First set of applications will be reviewed starting May 1. Please submit your Application by April 30th to be considered in the first round. To complete submission, please send a notification via the GMG Facility online platform message center once you complete the 4 required Application forms.
The GMG Facility Kenya was established to support the Government’s commitment towards Kenya’s electrification, with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DfID), for investment in milestone based investment grants, output based grants, and technical assistance for both mini-grid developers and the sector as a whole.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is the implementing partner for the Facility. AFD has strong regional experience in managing programmes aimed at promoting renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. AFD has partnered with Innovation Energie Développement to be the Managing Entity. IED will manage the day-to-day operations of the GMG Facility, in partnership with I-DEV and Practical Action Consulting.
Ultimately, the GMG Facility will provide assistance to the private sector in a responsible manner so as to develop sustainable and scalable businesses supporting a market driven approach to providing energy access to all Kenyans.
The GMG Facility Kenya was rolled out on the 2nd of March 2017 at the GIZ Financing for Mini-Grid workshop, where Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, the Hon. Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, emphasised the importance of mini-grids to the mix of energy solutions to meet the goal of reaching all Kenyans with affordable power. The First Call for Proposals is open, with a rolling call thereafter. Private mini-grid developers, non-governmental organisations, and local institutions can submit proposals with a chance of accessing technical and financial support for the design, development and execution of green mini-grids in Kenya.