Kenya: design of a hybrid mini-grid programme

Apr 3, 2014

ECA, in association with engineering firm Trama Tecno Ambiental, has been engaged by KfW Development Bank to assist the Government of Kenya in promoting the development of hybrid mini-grids (PV-/Wind-Diesel). The objective of the assignment is the preparation of an implementation-ready project design for an off-grid rural electrification program (with an initial focus on three pilot mini-grids). The project design will determine the technical, financial and economic viability of proposed hybrid mini-grids schemes, including an assessment of alternative delivery and management models. In particular, the work will critically assess the potential for private sector participation. The project will also provide institutional support to the Kenyan Rural Electrification Authority (REA), the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoEP) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).