Access to modern electricity and rural electrification


    SOBA Renewable Energy Case Study Planning

    2017 / Adam Smith International

    The Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) is a market systems development programme that aims to reduce poverty in Sierra Leone by providing targeted technical and financial investment in business practice innovations. Within their RE activity, SOBA seeks to accelerate access and uptake of affordable renewable energy options, harnessing the potential of pico and solar home systems. The purpose of this assignment was to provide the evidence-base for tracking and validating impact across social, economic and environmental facets for distributed solar energy solutions for households in Sierra Leone seeking to quantify and monetize social benefits obtained from owning pico and solar home systems.

  • DRC, Mozambique, Rwanda

    Support to the formulation and execution of intervention in the field of electricity

    2016 - 2020 / Belgium Development Agency

    In line with the fields of intervention of the CTB in the sector of the energy in DRC, Rwanda and Mozambique, MARGE is expected to carry out the following activities: 1) assistance to project identification (energy and electricity sector analysis, technical and economic (pre)feasibility studies, project identification and design); 2) Project backstopping (On-demand strategic, methodologic, and technical advice, risk management, technology transfer, capacity building, training, coaching and capitalisation of lessons-learnt); 3) Assistance to project execution (assure independent monitoring and evaluation of activities; assure best practices and quality and safety measures of construction sites; elaborate procurement specifications for works and services; elaborate Terms of Reference for project activities; support project auditing).


    Follow Up Of Pilot Market Study Consultancy On Small Solar Systems in Mozambique

    2016 - 2017 / BTC

    Following the results of a study made by MARGE in June 2016 regarding a Design of market development approach of small solar systems in Mozambique, FUNAE has decided to carry out three key pilot projects demonstrating some potential and viable private sector possibilities in the development of a commercial market for solar equipment. Each business proposal would be realised by a private company, which would receive some financial assistance for willing to start this as a pilot operation. The activities would be implemented commercially with the expectation that these could be rolled out on a larger scale in the future, whereby private companies co-invest in the expansion. The three pilots were:(i) PAYGO (ii) Solar battery Charging Stations (iii) Maintenance services for institutional PV systems. Private firms were selected based on their technical and financial proposals for each of these 3 pilots.


    Support to renewable energy sector portfolio

    2016 / ASI - ELAN RDC

    This assignment took place within the frame of a 5 year Private Sector Development Programme in the DRC, implemented by ASI and financed by DFID. Its objective was to provide design and implementation support across ÉLAN RDC’s renewable energy portfolio.


    Scaling up Electricity Access in the DRC

    2016 / Economic Consulting Associates (ECA)

    The Scaling up Electricity Access project was implemented by the Economic Consulting Associates in association with SADER, and financed by the WB. MARGE supported ECA in the fields of private sector assessment and priority investments (Consultations with operators and project developers, development of database of projects and development of pipeline of initial investments for the WB), as well as on the institutional framework design (development of a financing and technical assistance mechanism).