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We are an industry association representing private utilities developing small, renewable, localized power grids. We currently have 30 members across 12 African countries.

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The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) welcomes the new dawn in Mozambique

Nairobi, 15 September 2021 — The approval of the 2021 Off-Grid Energy Regulation Act by the Council of Ministers is a giant leap forward for the Decentralized Renewable Energy sector in Mozambique, and presents a bold new model for how Africa can achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 by 2030.

AMDA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Zambia

Lusaka, 1 September 2021 — The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Zambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting Minigrids and Decentralized utilities for rural electrification, associated strategies and business needs to ensure sector growth.

The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) announces Leadership Transition

Nairobi, 1st April 2021 — Today, the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jessica Stephens as the new Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed Aaron Leopold who will continue to support AMDA as a Special Advisor.

Africa Minigrid Benchmarking Report Launched

Nairobi, 13 August 2020 — Today, the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), a regional trade group representing distributed generation developers and operators, released its flagship Benchmarking Africa’s Minigrids report, which for the first time measures industry performance through a comprehensive collection of data across 12 countries and 28 companies, encompassing market leaders and newcomers. The report confirmed the essential role of minigrids in ensuring delivery of affordable, clean and reliable electricity to all Africans, and spotlighted both barriers to accelerated growth and ways to overcome them.

The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) officially launched it’s Zambia Country Chapter

The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) officially launched its Zambia Country Chapter during the commissioning and ribbon-cutting for the 10th minigrid site for its member, Standard Microgrid.