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We are an industry association representing private utilities developing small, renewable, localized power grids. We currently have 42 members across 19 African countries.

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Become a Member

AMDA membership is open to companies focused on scaling the sector that is already operating at least one minigrid complying with national regulatory requirements and are committed to representing the interests of our members to governments, financiers and donors.
Interested in becoming a member? Please find below the criteria.

The following criteria define qualifications for initial membership. A member shall:

  1. Be a for-profit company;
  2. Have developed and/or be operating at least one minigrid that complies with national regulatory standards & which provides at least 20 hours per day of energy access;
  3. Be actively operating or developing additional projects in Africa;
  4. Have equity or some non-concessional capital invested in its minigrid projects (i.e. is exposed to risk)
  5. Share anonymized data in order to contribute to AMDA’s mission
  6. Participate in AMDA working groups
  7. Commit to sharing of anonymized firm-level and site-level data: fundamental to improving access to finance and appropriateness of policies
  8. Pay a Membership Fees which is currently a flat rate of for each developer of per year, with the first year’s membership fee reduced by 50% to .

If you are interested in becoming an AMDA member, please reach out to gperkins@africamda.org. We very much look forward to hearing from you!

Membership Benefits

The decentralized utility companies developing minigrids across Africa are at a crossroads. There is incredible rhetorical demand and support at the international level for decentralized utilities to deliver productive power via minigrids yet most companies are struggling to get financing to build their first grid or to move beyond pilot phases even if they have good track records and teams.


AMDA is committed to:

  • Help address this financing challenge by building up the evidence base and market intelligence that donors and lenders need to better understand and trust the decentralized utility space with their capital.
  • Build up a more powerful and coherent industry voice for the decentralized utilities developing minigrids across Africa.
  • Bring you – and your needs – to the table. Both at the international level through our core team and at the national level by the building out of national and regional AMDA chapters and representatives

This includes:

  • Improving market data and investor confidence in the sector
  • Participation at national and international policy and finance discussions
  • Ensuring a unified voice for the sector on major policy issues
  • Direct access to local governments, with local coordination
  • Impact national policies on decentralized utilities
  • Improved access to funders (direct and indirect)
  • Access to Investors Circle – (currently under development)
  • Access to new markets and market intelligence.

Membership Dues

The membership dues are currently a flat rate for each developer of US $1000 per year, with an additional $500 per country of operation beyond one (eg. US $1,000 for one country, $1,500 for
two, $2,000 for three etc). The first year’s membership fee is reduced by 50% to US $500. Member dues are based on the calendar year and must be renewed annually.

Paying Dues

Organizations will receive an invoice which will have the account details for the payment options.

Our Work

We are committed to building up a more powerful and coherent industry voice for the decentralized utilities developing minigrids across Africa.