• Micro Grid Academy Layout

    Micro Grid Academy Layout

  • Micro Grid Academy - Men at Work

    Micro Grid Academy - Men at Work

  • Micro Grid Academy - Men at Work

    Micro Grid Academy - Men at Work

A CAPACITY BUILDING PLATFORM UPON DISTRIBUTED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

The Micro-Grid Academy (MGA) is an Eastern-African Regional vocational capacity building platform that aims to enhance access to energy and green jobs market through technical and entrepreneurial training programs on decentralized renewable energy solutions.

Being set up at the Institute of Energy Studies & Research-Kenya Power in Nairobi and supported by a real 20 -40kW micro-grid for hands-on training, the Academy will train East-African young technicians, Managers and Engineers on how to plan, design, build and operate grid connected as well as hybrid mini-grids in rural and remote areas.

The Institute provides high quality infrastructures and facilities and access to the national grid.  The general objective of the project is to enhance access to energy in rural communities, local enterprises and job creation.  This could positively impact on health and education services, female empowerment, environmental protection and climate change mitigation, as well as reliable water and food production and energy security as highlighted by the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Training is scheduled to start in January 2018. Once in full-operation, the MGA aims to train 300-500 people per year.