The first Call for Proposals has been issued for the Green mini-grid program in Kenya. The first set of applications will be reviewed starting 1 May, and applications must be in by 30 April to be considered in this round. To register go here: GMG Online Platform
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
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, emphasized 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 organizations, 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.
AltGen Kenya is the appointed Supervisory Consultant for the AFD / DFID mini-grid program.