Learn more about Energy Efficiency issues from EEP Technical Briefs

EEP has produced a series of technical briefs, which provide
introductions to some of the key concepts relating to energy energy-efficiencyefficiency in the EEP projects and enhance the understanding of the energy efficiency’s technical background.  The first brief addresses the different aspects of energy efficiency on a more general level and the second one highlights the importance of technology choices and practical considerations for improving the total efficiency of solar PV systems.  Get a broader overview of the energy efficiency principles and read the first two Technical Briefs here:


First EEP Investor Forum welcomed as a great initiative

On Monday the 5th of December, the EEP programme organised its first Investor Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The objective of the event was to bring EEP project developers who are looking for post-EEP investment in their company or project(s) in contact with potential investors.

drawntolight-66Each of the 16 EEP projects represented at the Forum was requested to give an “elevator pitch” of three minutes maximum to the investors present. The aim of these pitches was to introduce the project developer and the investment sought for and to entice the investors present to have a further discussion.

Similarly all eight investors made a short presentation of their organisations and funding appetite.

The atmosphere was full of anticipation which was released into lively discussions and energy when the meetings got underway between the interesting and innovative project developers and interested investors.

After the introductions one-on-one meetings were held between project developers and investors. The one-on-one matchmaking was facilitated by the EEP team prior to the Forum based on the input from the project developers and the investors to ensure valuable meetings and interactions. Finally, based on interest aroused by the pitching session, a second round of meetings was facilitated to guarantee that the interests of project developers and investors were met.


During the day close to 80 formal matchmaking meetings were organised. In addition, numerous informal discussion between the different stakeholders took place.

The feedback received from both the EEP project developers and the investors was highly positive and encouraging. The Forum was found extremely useful in making the first contacts, and a substantial number of follow-up discussions have already been planned!



“Extremely beneficial. There was real appetite from four investors. It was also very good to connect with the EEP team.” -Project Developer

The Investor Forum in Johannesburg was the first of its kind organised by EEP. Based on its success, EEP has decided to organise a second Investor Forum in Nairobi in May 2017. Please ensure to follow us through our newsletter and social media to stay informed on the upcoming details.

“Very beneficial – got exposure to projects that could potentially qualify for our funding.” –Investor


EEP Investor Forum 5 December 2016


EEP S&EA will be hosting an Investor Forum in Johannesburg on Monday 5th of December 2016.

We will offer an exclusive opportunity for the EEP project developers to meet potential investors to discuss about further project financing beyond the EEP. The detailed list of the invited investors will be tailored and published after the invited projects have been decided based on the optimal matching.

Apply now for the opportunity to participate in the event and meet your potential investors. Applications are submitted and accepted only through the application form. See more details in the invitation to apply below:


If the link doesn’t open copy and paste it to the browser’s address bar: http://digiumenterprise.com/answer/?sid=1454572&chk=4UTMHSDW

Please submit your application by 3rd November 2016 at 16:00 South African time (GMT +2:00). We will contact the selected projects with further information shortly after the submissions.

Note that the event is open for the EEP funded project developers exclusively.

More  info: KPMG ECO eep.eco@kpmg.fi 

Renewables have surpassed coal last year to become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world

About 500,000 solar panels were installed every day last year as a record-shattering surge in green electricity saw renewables overtake coal as the world’s largest source of installed power capacity.

The International Energy Agency announced that it has significantly increased its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Even though coal is still the leader in the overall energy generation globally, the renewables have, for the first time, surpassed it in the installed power capacity. Solar and wind power are the two main technologies.

Read more>>






EEP S&EA Semi-annual Programme report

EEP S&EA Semi-annual Programme report 2016 has been published on the website. Read about the consolidated results of our projects and activities that were carried out during January and June this year.

The report is available here>>


Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into force

October 5, 2016

The Paris Climate Change Agreement will enter into force as over 55 Parties covering more than 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions ratified the agreement. Therefore, the Paris Agreement will enter into force on November 4.

“This is a truly historic moment for people everywhere. The two key thresholds needed for the Paris Climate Change Agreement to become legal reality have now been met,” said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Read the A UNFCCC statement abou the agreement here>>



The Proof Is In The Cooking – study on innovative business model

Inyenyeri is a for-profit renewable energy company, whose mission is to break the cycle of energy poverty, through the provision of a fuel and Fan Gasifying Cook Stove solution, which can be sustainably scaled to serve more than 2 million Rwandan households.

The Innovative Business Model by Inyenyeri is closely followed by other pellet producers in Southern and East Africa. As many pellet producers are struggling with the demand side of the business the Inyenyeri Business Model could be the solution that creates the demand. If Inyenyeri succeeds in growing their business according to their plans to provide for over 25,000 households by early 2018 and returning strong profits, this could turn out to be an ground-breaking model for the pellet market.

Read the EEP publication The Proof Is In The Cooking to learn about the innovative business model>>


EEP Projects winning at the East Africa Power Industry Awards

During the recent East Africa Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi the EEP programme was present with a double exhibition booth showcasing the programme itself and three of our projects: BURN energy efficient stove manufacturer, the Solar E-cycles project and the Light up Africa project.

During a session at one of the technical workshops another five EEP projects were showcased.

At the East Africa Power Industry Awards ceremony three EEP supported projects / project developers did win a prestigious industry award.


In the following categories EEP supported projects were awarded and shortlisted:

Community Development Project of the Year
Winner: Africa Biogas Partnership Programme with EEP project SNV Netherlands (REG7107)
Shortlisted EEP projects: CEFA Tanzania (TAN9043) & ECO Fuel (UGA8019)

Outstanding clean power project (under 5MW)
Winner: Mobisol (TAN4021)

Future Energy Leader award
Winner: Faith Chege, Barefoot Power (KEN8059)
Shortlisted EEP project developer: Sanga Moses, Eco Fuel Africa (UGA8019)


KPMG EEP Coordination Office