New Mini-Grid Association launched in East Africa

ESI Africa

The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) today announced its official establishment, aiming to combine private sector innovation, efficiency, and customer service with public sector support to help end energy poverty across Africa.

The association is composed of developers operating AC mini-grids that ensure power reliability of at least 20 hours per day.  These developers include; Engie, Ensol, Husk Power Systems, Jumeme Rural Power Supply, PowerGen Renewable Energy, Powerhive, Rafiki Power, Redavia, Rift Valley Energy, RVE.SOL and SteamaCo.

AMDA currently has chapters in Kenya and Tanzania, where member companies have built 430 kilometers of transmission lines, and renewable generation to serve over 11,000 connections, including households, schools, health clinics, micro-enterprise and agriculture.

Full article: ESI Africa

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