EEP Ad on May 2014 issue of Energize

Energize is the independent power and energy journal of Southern Africa. It is a technical as well as the business-to-business publication. Energize target audience is electric power and energy sectors.

Have a look at the EEP advertise on page 48 of this edition.

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EEP visiting African Utility Week in Cape Town

14th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and expo was held in Cape Town 13-14 May 2014. African Utility Week is one of the important events of the year. Attendees will includes visitors from 30 African countries.

Picture: EEP visiting EnerGcare’s stand in African Utility Week on the May 13th in Cape Town

 

More info:

Success Stories : EnerGcare >>
http://www.african-utility-week.com/ >>

 

Announcement for the eighth call for proposal

As a challenge fund, the EEP S&EA Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change. The EEP S&EA Programme Window 2 – Market Creation – is now also open for concept note applications.

The submission deadline is July 16th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The CFP8 – Market Creation – is funding viable RE and EE projects that are close to commercial maturity and have prospects for scale-up. Such projects must have at least completed the feasibility phase and should meet the requirements outlined in the accompanying Concept Note (“CN”) Guidelines.

The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP8 project can fall in the range € 200 000 – 1 000 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.

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Announcement for the seventh call for proposal

Funding window is now open!

The next EEP S&EA funding window, Call for Proposal Seventh (CFP7) Programme Window 1 – Innovation, is now open for concept note applications.

The submission deadline is June 13th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP7 project can fall in the range € 100 000 – 300 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.

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International Conference on Solar Energy in Development Cooperation

More than 2 billion people in developing countries do not have access to modern energy supplies. The need to create energy economies and energy infrastructures in developing countries, the decentralized energy demand in rural areas and the large solar resource in most of these countries are perfect conditions for implementing new technologies that utilize renewable energy sources. Moreover the increased use of locally available resources can contribute to many countries’ debt-relief efforts as the importation of energy is one of the contributing factors to high level of debts in developing countries. Solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, solar drying and solar cooking can help to build a sustainable energy system in developing countries and with the appropriate implementation provide local jobs.

The Austrian Development Agency in cooperation with AEE-INTEC, BSW Solar and GIZ sponsors an international conference on Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation from 06.11.2014 till 07.11.2014 in Frankfurt, Germany.

During the two-day conference participants will learn, discuss and share knowledge and experiences on realized projects, project financing instruments, and social, political and economic barriers for implementing solar technologies. The conference offers a forum for know-how transfer and exchange of experiences between international solar experts and people working in the field of development cooperation and development policies.

For all further details how to participate and submit papers to be presented during the conference, please see the attached folder of the conference >>

Finnpartnership’s Matchmaking Service

Finnpartnership’s Matchmaking Service helps companies and organisations in Finland and developing countries including Southern and East African countries, to seek out a new cooperation opportunities and business partners.

Finnpartnership channels business partnership initiatives from developing countries to companies in Finland and vice versa. Business partnerships refer to long-term joint activities between companies or other economic actors in Finland and in developing countries, such as joint ventures or importing from developing countries.

More information on Finnpartnership´s website >>

Picture: Finnpartnership

 

 

Success stories – Gigawatt Global

The EEP programme partially funded project Gigawatt Global successfully closed on $23.7 million in financing on an 8.5 MW solar photovoltaic power plant from an international consortium of equity investors and debt providers including Norway’s development finance institution Norfund, Dutch development bank FMO (which arranged the senior debt package), the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), and Norwegian-headquartered Scatec Solar.

The project was partially funded through grants from the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Programme, a partnership of the British, Finnish and Austrian governments and the United States Government via the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) ACEF Grant. The project, East Africa’s first utility-scale solar field, will increase the Rwanda’s power generation capacity by approximately 8%.

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