SEforALL Africa Hub: Launch of a Green Mini-Grid Helpdesk for developers

11 October 2016

SEforALL Africa Hub: Launch of a Green Mini-Grid Helpdesk for developers

The Africa Hub launched a Green Mini-Grid Helpdesk for developers during the 3rd  International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) on October 1st in Nairobi. The GMG Helpdesk is part of the larger GMG Market Development Program that is implemented by the SEforALL Africa Hub and financed through the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

Through the GMG helpdesk, which is operated by Energy4Impact (formerly GVEP) and Inensus, the Africa Hub is now in a position to provide advice to developers of mini-grid projects on all relevant aspects of project development and in select cases also a more in-depth technical assitance support. 

The GMG Help Desk provides on-line technical assistance on the myriad of activities important to the business cycle of developing and operating a clean energy mini-grid.  The portal provides knowledge products and tutorials on setting up a mini-grid business, site selection, legal and compliance issues, mini-grid business models, technical system design, community and stakeholder engagement, financing, procurement, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance. The portal includes country-specific information for much of the above. Project developers can apply through the portal for bespoke support on their projects