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Article - 05/12/2022

GRMF HEAT Kick-off

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) has a new funding programme by the African Union Commission’s Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) focusing on geothermal direct use, called GRMF HEAT. The programme will provide funding for Surface Studies and Infrastructure Upgrades.

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for Eastern Africa Oversight Committee decided to expand the facility to include the promotion of geothermal direct use. For this purpose, the new GRMF HEAT funding programme was introduced.

GRMF HEAT provides grants to developers through competitive, transparent, and rigorous two-stage application and evaluation processes. Interested applicants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). For more information on how to submit an Expression of Interest in the pre-qualification process go to the GRMF website.

Based on the evaluation of these EoI, shortlisted developers will be invited to participate in a mandatory pre-bidding workshop and in the application stage.

GRMF offers funding in 12 eligible East African countries: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.


Any inquiry regarding the pre-application process shall be submitted via e-mail to both of the following addresses:

grmf@africa-union.org and grmf@roedl.com.

Deadline for all inquiries is on, or before 12:00 H (noon) on 2nd March 2023, Ethiopian time. Answers will be published, without eligible entities or inquirer’s details, on the GRMF website.

The deadline for all submissions of the EoI is: 16:00 H Ethiopian Time on 16th March 2023.