Solar developer Renewvia Energy Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Renewvia Energy
Corporation and Energizing Development Kenya, announced a partnership to provide three
mini grids that will bring reliable, affordable and clean electricity to local residents and
businesses of Ngurunit, Kalobeyei Town and Kalobeyei in Kenya.
The agreement is part of the Mini-Grids Results Based Financing (RBF) project implemented
by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and includes a grant of more
than $630,000 from the UK Department for International Development through the RBF
Prior to commissioning the mini grids, all three communities had only limited access to
power, which was expensive and unreliable. The project is Renewvia’s first step in helping to
expand access to clean and reliable energy for productive use to help improve healthcare,
advance education, livelihoods, self-reliance and safety in Kenya.
“We have seen immediate positive impacts on lives and livelihoods for Ngurunit, Kalobeyei
Town and Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement community members, who have been enthusiastic
and willing to connect to the mini-grids,” says Douglas Cox, Director of African Project
Development, Renewvia Energy Corporation. “Ultimately, maximizing the socio-economic
impacts for those living without reliable energy access requires the ability to replicate and
scale while preserving quality and reliability, and Renewvia is well-positioned to bring our
leading energy solutions to more communities in Kenya and throughout Africa,” he adds.
Renewvia Energy Kenya and its development partners are working together to support
Kenya’s Ministry of Energy in its 2022 universal access to electricity goal, as per the Kenya
National Electrification Strategy.