Access to modern electricity and rural electrification

  • MADAGASCAR

    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.

  • SIERRA LEONE

    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.

  • MADAGASCAR

    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.

  • 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).

  • MOZAMBIQUE

    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 will be realized by a private company, which will receive some financial assistance for willing to start this as a pilot operation. The activities will be implemented commercially with the expectation that these can be rolled out on a larger scale in the future, whereby private companies co-invest in the expansion. The three pilots are:(i) PAYGO (ii) Solar battery Charging Stations (iii) Maintenance services for institutional PV systems. Private firms will be selected based on their technical and financial proposals for each of these 3 pilots.