Date: September 29, 2016
Locations: Nairobi, Kenya
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Kenya Rural Electrification Authority (REA) are pleased to host the Solar Mini-Grids Workshop: Regulatory Framework and Quality Assurance.
Solar mini-grids have long served as a means of electrifying rural areas in developing countries. In Kenya, where approximately 30 percent of the population has access to the national electrical grid, solar mini-grids have emerged as an important alternative to traditional energy infrastructure. However, an enabling environment of technical standards and regulations is a critical prerequisite for the successful proliferation of solar mini-grids across rural Kenya and the region.
This workshop will convene leading experts in both the public and private sectors and feature presentations by U.S. and Kenyan officials to discuss related challenges and opportunities in solar mini-grid system development and integration, including customer billing and quality assurance. It will foster discussion on opportunities in the Kenyan market as well as crosscutting issues affecting other markets in East Africa and beyond.
The workshop is sponsored by USTDA’s U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Standards Program, which is coordinated by the American National Standards Institute in partnership with Power Africa. Learn more at www.standardsportal.org/us-africacesp.
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