DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Technical support to the solar energy program of Garamba National Park
2019-2021 / African Parks Network - UE
The mission consists in a technical support for the implementation of a solar energy program in the peripheral areas of Garamba National Park in northeastern DRC as part of the project "Conservation of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of protected Areas of Garamba" funded by the European Union and implemented by the African Parks company that manages the park.
This energy access improvement program aims to develop the solar energy market in the hunting area and the riparian areas of the complex for the benefit of local communities. The expected results are : 1) Installation of at least two photovoltaic mini-grids in the urban centers of Dungu and Faradje (20 to 40 kW) ; 2) Deployment of individual solar systems (Solar Home System - SHS) for at least 10,000 households in particular thanks to PAYGO’s pay-as-you-go payment model ; 3) Distribution of at least 1,500 subsidized solar lanterns for the poorest households.
Support to green mini-grids developers (Component 2: Support to the Projects Preparation, Capacity Building Of Private Developers, Identification Of Business Models And Feasibility Studies)
2018-2019 / Ministry of Energy in Niger (AfDB)
The purpose of this mission is to support projects preparation, capacity building for private Green Mini Grid (GMG) developers, identification of business / economic models and feasibility studies. The expected results of this mission are :
(i) Development of the framework of the Economic Model Competition (EMC) with involvement of partner institutions
(ii) the introduction of a call for tenders to identify green mini-grid opportunities and operators / promoters
(iii) Capacity building of at least 30 private promoters of selected green mini-grid projects
(iv) The identification of five winning GMG projects and the completion of feasibility studies on selected sites
(v) Linking with banks and international financial institutions to develop tailored loans and guarantee products for promoters
Market Assessment for Distributed Generation in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors in Southern Africa
2019 / ECA
The overall objective of the assignment is to review the existing legal and regulatory frameworks for small scale distributed generation deployment and tariff regime focused primarily on solar PV in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector in Southern African. The target countries include Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. MARGE is in charge of the Malawi sector.
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)
MARGE participates in the development of the Integrated Action Plan and effective management tools to promote sustainable access to household energy and mitigate climate change in the city of Bangui (PAAEDC) in the Central African Republic. This project is funded by the European Union through a partnership agreement with the Bangui City Council which has joined the Covenant of Mayors of Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this convention is to increase the capacity of cities to provide access to sufficient, sustainable, affordable and clean energy services for urban and peri-urban populations. MARGE team supports the Bangui City Council for the realization of the diagnostic study and the development of the PAAEDC action plan.
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.
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