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Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The overall goal is to proof the 2nd generation of RE business models which reduces burden on the grid operator resulting from intermittent RE and creates value for the user of captive RE. The objective is to demonstrate the financial viability of captive RE on commercial sites, raise awareness among industrial players and prepare the ground for technology and business model leapfrogging in countries of the global south. Innovative finance structures can be applied to overcome potential financing bottlenecks. Appropriate sites and interesting industry sector will be identified and companies assisted in the development of concrete projects. ESCO structures could be used to avoid an increase of capital intensity. The performance of successfully implemented sites will be monitored and showcased. Lessons learnt will be shared enabling replication. As such, the project will create a track record and mature the market for the captive installations.

State of implementation/results

  • Die Projektwebsite is available at
  • In 2019 the preparatory missions in target countries were completed.

Project data

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa," Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) - Ghana"," Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEW&NR) - Kenya"
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

BMU grant:
3.489.949,00 €

04/2019  till  03/2023


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