The Ethical Tea Partnership and GIZ contracted MARGE to carry out a study to assess the potential for developing energy efficiency programmes with tea producers in 4 Asian tea producing countries by identifying energy savings potential in the tea sector as well as opportunities to improve energy policies to encourage investments in energy efficiency. The 4 countries of the assignment are: China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.
MARGE and IB&C are carrying out a demand assessment for a mini-hydro project in Rwanda within the framework of the RESP - Renewable Energy Small Projects - Development Facility implemented by Energy 4 Impact on SIDA funds. The objective of this assignment is to assess the electricity demand and the ability to pay by households (affordability), productive users, social institutions and anchor customers in communities around the generation plant. The results of the demand assessment will inform the developer on the convenience to retail electricity through a mini-grid, rather than feeding into the main grid.
MARGE was contracted by the Artelia-SHER group to provides technical, financial and operational support to the “Rural Electrification by Renewable Energies (ERER) program in the Sava Region - Hydroelectric installations and distribution networks” financed by KfW in Madagascar. This project, that should lead to the realization of 5 hydroelectric projects in the region, started in May 2017 and should run until 2021.
MARGE carried out the final evaluation of BOREALE programme in Madagascar. The report assesses the successes and failures of BOREALE with a critical eye with the objective of providing lessons learned and new ideas to FONDEM and all rural electrification stakeholders in Madagascar. It is MARGE's hope that the lessons learned from the programme BOREALE and summarised in this report will contribute to the development of new, ambitious and successful rural electrification programmes in Madagascar and beyond.
On October 19-20, 2017, will be held in Kigali the Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth – Matchmaking Conference & Exhibition. MARGE is helping supporting this event by organizing and moderating the agenda of day 2.