Access to modern electricity and rural electrification


    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.


    Feasibility Study for a Financial Cooperation project: Beyond the Grid Fund Africa (BGFA)

    2019 / KfW

    The overall objective of this assignment is to provide the basis for a decision regarding the participation of German Financial Cooperation in the BGFA in Zambia and/or Mozambique. To this end, MARGE :
    • update the Market Scoping in Zambia and Mozambique through stakeholder interviews, workshops and desk research, all in collaboration with REEEP ;
    • participate in the BGFA Scenario Planning Workshop and analyze the resulting BGFA proposal ;
    • carry out a due diligence of NEFCO and REEEP as the institutions involved in the implementation of the BGFA


    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. 


    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.