Renewable Energy, Sustainable Transitions, Intelligent Options.
The lack of access to modern energy sources in sub-Saharan Africa is a major obstacle to development. Currently 77% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity, instead having to rely on primary fuels such as wood and charcoal. Lack of access to modern energy stifles business activities and access to basic services which collectively undermine economic growth. In addition, current energy use patterns are responsible for killing more than 400 000 African women and children every year through indoor air pollution, and are wiping out the continent’s forests at a rate that is 4 times higher than anywhere else in the world.
Established in 2001, Restio Energy has been involved in a range of programmes designed to improve access to modern energy services. We have worked in most East and Southern African countries as well as having established a nascent profile in South East Asia with professional assignments to Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. We have worked with all major multilaterals including the World Bank, IFC, UNDP, SE4All, UNEP and UNIDO as well as prominent bi-laterals in the energy access sector including USAID, MCC, DFID, GIZ, FMO, SNV amongst others. Restio Energy works with different energy technologies, in different countries and policy environments, with different people, communities and organisations to develop appropriate solutions for improved access to modern energy services.