Access to modern electricity and rural electrification


    Demand assessments for mini-hydro projects in Rwanda

    2018 - Energy4Impact

    Within the RESP (RE Small Projects) Development Facility which aims at accelerating the development of small isolated mini-grid projects in Rwanda, the objective of this mission is to undertake a demand assessment of one hydro project. More specifically the objective is to assess the electricity demand and the ability to pay by households (affordability), productive users, social institutions and anchor customers in communities within the generation plant.


    Study for the design and assistance to the beginning of a project to produce renewable energy in Garamba park

    2017-2018 / SHER - African Parks Network

    The objective of this study aims at improving the living conditions of the rural populations in the buffer zones around Garamba Park. Initially it was expected to be realized through the construction of several hydropower plants providing access to reliable, efficient, affordable and sustainable energy services. However, the study that consists of two main phases: a pre-feasibility study for the identification of two potential sites, followed by a detailed technical study including the technical aspects and the institutional set-up of the power plant projects found that the hydro resources estimated earlier by the SE4ALL study were less than initially thought. As a result, alternative approaches based on solar energy will now be explored as well.


    Final evaluation of BOREALE program

    2017 / FONDEM

    FONDEM implements the BOREALE program for the period from March 2012 to August 2017. The program is based on the collaboration of several local and international partners, including the European Commission, within the framework of the "Facilité Energie 2". There are two main components of the program: the first is to provide solar power, on a perennial basis, to seven rural communities in southern Madagascar; The second aims to develop rural electrification programs using renewable energy sources in the 9 regions of the country, mobilizing technical and financial partners. However, given the country’s political and strategic development in the sector, these FONDEM electrification programs have been set aside and replaced by a stronger consolidation and dissemination of the results of the electrification component and the launch of two other programs.


    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 is 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.


    Technical support to the Rural Electrification by Renewable Energies (ERER) program in the Sava Region - Hydroelectric installations and distribution networks

    2017 - 2021 / SHER-KfW

    Assistance to the project management with the ADER for the realization of 5 hydroelectric projects in the region of Sava. This assistance is divided into two phases : the preparatory phase and the monitoring / implementation phase. As a subcontractor of the Artelia-Sher group, MARGE provides technical, financial and operational support to the following missions : assistance to the PMU in matters related to the conclusion of contracts, financial monitoring of the project, follow-up of work execution schedules, participation in meetings, identification of training needs and application of training modules.