The Green Mini-Grid (GMG) Facility in Kenya provides technical assistance, output-based connection grants, and investment grants to mini-grid developers providing renewable energy to off-grid communities in Kenya. This facility is part of the GMG Africa Program which aims to transform the Green Mini-Grid sector in Africa into a thriving industry to deliver the IEA’s estimate that over 40% of universal access to electricity by 2030 will be most economically delivered by mini-grids. Read more about this by clicking here.
AltGen Kenya was appointed by AFD (Agence Française de Développement) to provide Supervisory Consulting services for the £26 million Green Mini-Grid Program as funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom. After the program is completed and all funds are disbursed, the aim is to have 10 – 15 Green Mini-Grid projects fully funded, which would provide five hundred thousand Kenyans with access to reliable and sustainable ‘green’ electricity
The footage in the video below showcases the GMG’s field visit to Powerhive in January this year and it highlights the remarkable benefits of their facility to the local Kenyan community.
The GMG distributed this video stating the following: “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…We are looking for additional mini-grid developers and projects in Kenya. Check out www.gmgfacilitykenya.org for the announcement of the next call for proposals in the coming months”.
We look forward to seeing more of these life-changing projects within the renewable energy sector!