Author Archives: Sam Brooker

AltGen site visits in Kenya and Rwanda with PAUWES graduates

As part of the conclusion to the Pan-African University of Water and Energy Sciences engagement, our Kenyan-based team met with some of the MSc Energy graduates at two significant renewable energy facilities in Kenya and Rwanda. Ngong Hills Wind Farm, Nairobi, Kenya One of the students, Lilies Kathumbi, accompanied AltGen to the impressive Ngong Hills […]

Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Provides Power to Rural Kenya

The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility in Kenya provides technical assistance, output based connection grants and investment grants to mini-grid developers providing renewable energy to off grid communities in Kenya. This facility is part of the GMG Africa Program which aims to transform the Green Mini Grid sector in Africa into a thriving industry to […]


After a very successful workshop held in Pretoria on 17 Jan 2018, and subsequent meetings, the SAWEP program is moving ahead with identifying training and skills needs in wind energy, with a few interventions being shortlisted as possible program beneficiaries, namely: Technical training and support to semi-skilled and locally located beneficiaries, especially in the context […]