The sixth session of the Micro-Grid Academy kicks off in Nairobi

The sixth session of our Micro-Grid Academy, titled “East African Regional Training Course on Mini-Grids: From Design to Integration of Productive Uses
through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”, kicked off today at Strathmore University in Nairobi.

This session will provide a general overview of the role of the mini-grids’ value chain in the rural electrification process, with a focus on the design of a mini-grid, productive uses of energy for rural development, community involvement and energy needs assessment, and so on. Practical sessions will also take place, with hands-on learning in labs on renewable energy technologies and a site visit to a community mini-grid. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

The course is organized by RES4Africa in collaboration with the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency (EACREEE), AVSI Foundation, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), Strathmore University, St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute, endorsed by the Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA), and supported by Enel Foundation.