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Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa

As of: December 2020

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

  • In 2019, preparatory missions to the target countries took place.
  • The project has presented a country study on Clean Captive Installations in Kenya.…
  • In 2020, the call for proposals for pilot projects that have innovative business models and are replicable and scalable was started. Pilot projects can receive a result-based grant. The selection of the renewable energy projects is scheduled for January 2022.

Project data

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – South Africa
  • Federal Ministry of Environment - Nigeria
  • Ministry of Energy - Ghana
  • Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Directorate for Renewable Energy - Kenya
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Kenya
  • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)

Implementing partner(s):
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

BMU grant:
3.489.949,00 €

04/2019  till  03/2023


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