Access to modern electricity and rural electrification


    Final evaluation of the PEHGUI project - Small hybrid electricity in Guinea

    2020 / Fondem

    Started in 2015, PEHGUI project has two specific objectives : (A) The population of a locality in the Middle Guinea region is supplied, on a perennial basis, with electricity mainly from renewable sources. (B) A rural hydropower and solar rural electrification program in Middle Guinea is developed and adapted by local stakeholders. MARGE’s mission is to evaluate, a few months prior to the end of the project, the achievement of the objectives, the results achieved, the difficulties encountered and to realize a technical, financial and organizational assessment of the project, together with recommendations which must serve for a possible replication of the project.


    Capitalization study of different rural mini-grid electrification projects

    2019 - 2020 / Fondem

    The aim of the study is to analyze different mini-grid rural electrification schemes deployed in Madagascar for several years. The analysis focuses on all the mechanisms implemented for the design, financing, installation and operation of electricity generation and distribution works. 


    Technical support to the solar energy program of Garamba National Park

    2019-2021 / African Parks Network - UE

    The mission consists in a technical support for the implementation of a solar energy program in the peripheral areas of Garamba National Park in northeastern DRC as part of the project "Conservation of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of protected Areas of Garamba" funded by the European Union and implemented by the African Parks company that manages the park.
    This energy access improvement program aims to develop the solar energy market in the hunting area and the riparian areas of the complex for the benefit of local communities. The expected results are : 1) Installation of at least two photovoltaic mini-grids in the urban centers of Dungu and Faradje (20 to 40 kW) ; 2) Deployment of individual solar systems (Solar Home System - SHS) for at least 10,000 households in particular thanks to PAYGO’s pay-as-you-go payment model ; 3) Distribution of at least 1,500 subsidized solar lanterns for the poorest households.


    Feasibility Study for a Financial Cooperation project: Beyond the Grid Fund Africa (BGFA)

    2019 / KfW

    The overall objective of this assignment is to provide the basis for a decision regarding the participation of German Financial Cooperation in the BGFA in Zambia and/or Mozambique. To this end, MARGE :
    • update the Market Scoping in Zambia and Mozambique through stakeholder interviews, workshops and desk research, all in collaboration with REEEP ;
    • participate in the BGFA Scenario Planning Workshop and analyze the resulting BGFA proposal ;
    • carry out a due diligence of NEFCO and REEEP as the institutions involved in the implementation of the BGFA


    Support to green mini-grids developers (Component 2: Support to the Projects Preparation, Capacity Building Of Private Developers, Identification Of Business Models And Feasibility Studies)

    2018-2019 / Ministry of Energy in Niger (AfDB)

    The purpose of this mission is to support projects preparation, capacity building for private Green Mini Grid (GMG) developers, identification of business / economic models and feasibility studies. The expected results of this mission are :
    (i) Development of the framework of the Economic Model Competition (EMC) with involvement of partner institutions
    (ii) the introduction of a call for tenders to identify green mini-grid opportunities and operators / promoters
    (iii) Capacity building of at least 30 private promoters of selected green mini-grid projects
    (iv) The identification of five winning GMG projects and the completion of feasibility studies on selected sites
    (v) Linking with banks and international financial institutions to develop tailored loans and guarantee products for promoters