Access to modern electricity and rural electrification

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    Integrated Action Plan and effective management tools to promote sustainable access to household energy and mitigate climate change

    2019 / Mairie de Bangui (UE)


    The objective of the project is to develop an integrated action plan to improve access to sustainable energy in the residential sector in the city of Bangui (Central African Republic - CAR), while protecting the environment and the climate. The action plan targets both electricity (for lighting needs, telephone charging, radios, TV, etc.) and fuelwood (especially for cooking). The developed action plan includes an economic and financial analysis and focuses on fostering public-private partnerships. It also includes an estimate of the human and financial resources needed to implement the plan complete with a resource mobilization strategy. Finally, the plan comes with a monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • MADAGASCAR

    Support to the improvement of the ADER "Call for Projects" process for rural electrification

    2018-2019 / GIZ


    This mission is part of the PERER project of GIZ. Its main objectives are :1) Improve the ADER Call for Projects process and make it more professional 2) Encourage the interest of private bidders (national and international) in calls for projects ; 3) Ensure the sustainability of rural electrification services ; and 4) Maximize the socio-economic impact of rural electrification projects. To carry out the mission, MARGE follows different steps : first, analyze the lessons learned during the execution of the first two rounds of ADER Calls for Projects, then support the revision of the rural electrification planning model, review the manual of the procedures, review the standard financial model (PLAFER), and finally assist in the preparation and execution of the ADER 3rd Call for Projects.

  • MADAGASCAR

    Strengthening the technical and financial capacities of companies in the renewable energy sector in Madagascar

    2018 - 2019 / GIZ


    Within the PERER programme of GIZ, the objective is to strengthen the capacities of Malagasy companies by training local operators working on renewable energy (grid and mini-grid). The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises that already have experience in the renewable energy sector but have structural, financial or technical problems to sustainably position themselves in the sector. The training must provide structural and substantial support to local businesses and facilitate their access to markets and public tenders.

  • MALAWI

    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.

  • MADAGASCAR

    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.