Access to modern electricity and rural electrification


    Off-Grid Access -Market Assessment

    2018 / ECA (WB)

    The objective of this assignment in Malawi is mainly twofold :
    - assess the market challenges and opportunities for rapid scale up of off-grid Pico-solar products and individual systems (10-200 Wp) in Malawi, as a component of a comprehensive NEP for scaling up electricity access
    - review and assess the performance record and experience to date of a representative sample of renewable energy based mini/micro-network grid operations at site-specific operations
    Eventually, the consultant must recommend institutional, technical and financial framework option (s) specifically relevant to the Malawi sector context for pico-solar products and individual systems in two markets (market based private supply and delivery chains and deeper real area markets that private sector may not find commercially attractive).
    The outputs of this consultancy are intended to provide key stakeholders with market insights and data for their strategic/marketing plans and inform the design and implementation plan for a Lighting Africa program.


    Technical support to the Rural Electrification by Renewable Energies (ERER) program in the Sava Region - Hydroelectric installations and distribution networks

    2017 - 2021 / SHER-KfW

    Assistance to the project management with the ADER for the realization of 5 hydroelectric projects in the region of Sava. This assistance is divided into two phases: the preparatory phase and the monitoring / implementation phase. As a subcontractor of the Artelia-Sher group, MARGE provides technical, financial and operational support to the following missions: assistance to the PMU in matters related to the conclusion of contracts, financial monitoring of the project, follow-up of work execution schedules, participation in meetings, identification of training needs and application of training modules.


    External evaluation of Technical and Financial offers within the ADER Call for projects 2

    2018 / GIZ

    GIZ supports ADER in the implementation of Call for Projects 2, launched in December 2015, aimed at awarding decentralized renewable energy electrification concessions to private developers in three regions of Madagascar. Two bidders were selected. The main objective of the mission was an external and independent evaluation of the technical and financial offers of these 2 bidders.


    Demand assessments for mini-hydro projects in Rwanda

    2018 - Energy4Impact

    Within the RESP (RE Small Projects) Development Facility which aims at accelerating the development of small isolated mini-grid projects in Rwanda, the objective of this mission is to undertake a demand assessment of one hydro project. More specifically the objective is to assess the electricity demand and the ability to pay by households (affordability), productive users, social institutions and anchor customers in communities within the generation plant.


    Study for the design and assistance to the beginning of a project to produce renewable energy in Garamba park

    2017-2018 / SHER - African Parks Network

    The objective of this study aims at improving the living conditions of the rural populations in the buffer zones around Garamba Park. Initially it was expected to be realized through the construction of several hydropower plants providing access to reliable, efficient, affordable and sustainable energy services. However, the study that consists of two main phases: a pre-feasibility study for the identification of two potential sites, followed by a detailed technical study including the technical aspects and the institutional set-up of the power plant projects found that the hydro resources estimated earlier by the SE4ALL study were less than initially thought. As a result, alternative approaches based on solar energy will now be explored as well.