- Small Hydro
Size of Investment
Total Fund Size
General Fund Information
Type of Investment
Equity and quasi-equity
Investors of Fund
IFC, Shell foundation, EIB
Size of Investment
Nyamindi Hydropower Cascade: The project consists of three run-of-river hydropower plants located along River Nyamindi, in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, each with an installed capacity of 8MW. The project is being developed in partnership with: Eco Power Holdings Limited (EPHL), an internationally renowned small hydropower developer and EPC contractor, with a proven track record in East Africa and Green Light Holdings Limited (GLH), a Kenyan project development company.
Additional Project Characteristics
1. Investment in and co-development of small to medium-sized renewable energy projects generating 15-60 MW. In addition to selling power to the grid, which is the main focus, the fund has a special interest in distributed generation, particularly captive generation and mini-grids.
2. Small to medium manufacturers or distributors of energy access products with commercially viable business models in the energy access value chain.
Additional FMC Info
Location of Registration and HQ
Zurich, Switzerland and Nairobi, Kenya
Primary Contact Information For Developers
Joseph Nganga, Project Director & Deputy CEO. email@example.com
Types of Financing
Technical Assistance / Grants
The fund is complemented by a Technical Assistance Facility, which is supported by SECO. The technical assistance aims at strengthening the operational capacity of client companies of the fund in order to ensure sustainable business growth and maximize development impact.
Guarantee / Insurance
Requirements for Financing
ResponsAbility looks at various stages of the project life cycle (development, construction and operations) with a particular focus on the development stage. While responsAbility Renewable Energy aims to diversify among a variety of technologies (mainly solar, biomass, wind and hydro), its main focus is on small- to medium-scale low-impact run-of-the-river hydropower. ResponsAbility Renewable Energy focuses both on attractive and successful renewable energy businesses and on creating prosperity by providing households and businesses with access to basic necessities for further development and improved living standards.
Access to energy to the 1, 3 off grid/lower income population. Environmental, healt and financial benefits for lower-income users. Job creation in the distribution supply chain in various countries across Africa and Asia.