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Green Mini-Grids Africa


Period
2014 - 2019

Implementing agencies
DFID

African partners
Government

Names of African partners involved
Tanzania - Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM) the central body, a Rural Energy Agency (REA) focussing on rural electrification, a regulator EWURA (regulator) and a state utility TANESCO; Kenya - Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
DfID, AFD

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active

Sectors
Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Mini-grids

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant, Debt

Main objectives
The Green Mini-Grids regional facility will improve policy, evidence and market conditions to increase investment in green mini-grids across Africa.

Main activities
In Tanzania, support will focus on: • Market development and co-ordination work integrated with existing project preparation and transaction advisory support • Credit and Capital Support (covering also smaller and isolated Type 2 and 3 GMGs)1 allowing also for end user finance While in parallel, encouraging the World Bank to consider: • Partial Risk Guarantees under the auspices of TEDAP+/RERE, to address the TANESCO credit risk for larger Type 1 GMG developers. In Kenya, support will focus on: • Component 1 – Credit and capital support - to be delivered through the AFD credit line run with Kenya’s national banks (especially for Type 1 projects) and more flexible capital support to earlier stage and Type 3 GMGs projects • Component 2 - Technical assistance, advisory and project preparation support - to developers, communities and other local entities through KAM/RTAP as well as other intermediaries as required

Comments

Sources
https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/projects/GB-1-204365

Contact information
enquiry@dfid.gov.uk

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