2nd call for proposals now open for KOSAP - Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project
This round will make a total of KES 450 million available in the form of incentives for solar service providers to sell solar systems in the 14 counties covered under KOSAP. The application deadline for this 2nd round is November 06, 2020 (5pm EAT).
KOSAP is a US $150 million flagship project of the Ministry of Energy, financed by the World Bank. SNV, in partnership with SunFunder Inc., is the KOSAP Facilities Manager, on behalf of the Ministry of Energy.
Background to the project
Driven by the imperative to provide equal opportunities across the entire Kenyan territory as key to achieving Kenya’s Vision 2030, and the national target of achieving universal access to electricity by 2022, the Government of Kenya (GoK) seeks to close the access gap by providing electricity services to remote, low density, and traditionally underserved areas of the country. The GoK intends to use US$150 million of financing from the World Bank to deliver KOSAP for Underserved Counties.
The first call for proposals (Round 1) was completed in 2019 and implementation is ongoing, with 19 companies involved so far.