EU funds development of an Off-Grid Management Authority in SA

Robert Aitken was the project manager for an EU funded mission (TAF/SE4All) to establish an off-grid management authority operating under the Department of Energy in South Africa. The off-grid management authority was designed to maximise off-grid opportunities, reform the existing SHS programme, increase technology diversification and private sector investment as well as accelerating universal access to electricity in South Africa.

Evaluation of the Capital Access programme in East Africa

Restio Energy recently completed a terminal evaluation of the Capital Access Renewable Energy programme (CARE2) being implemented by GVEP (now ‘Energy 4 Impact’) in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The CARE2 programme is designed to improve access to capital for micro and SME businesses within the energy access space. Improved capital access frameworks will go a long way to promoting commercial sustainability and growth within the SME sector.

Collaboration with UCL on improving access to thermal energy services

Restio Energy is working in partnership with University College London (UCL) to develop toolkits and field guides for delivering thermal energy services in rural areas. The project is titled ‘Sustainable Thermal Energy Programme’ (STEPs) and is geared towards assisting initiatives through a public private partnership model in promoting access to modern thermal energy services in rural areas.