2012, Client: UNDP, Thailand: International Consultant on a UNDP project in Thailand focused on promoting renewable energy in Mae Hong Son province. The project is designed to overcome barriers (access to finance, technology, awareness & policy) to increasing use of renewable energy in Thailand. Responsible for leading the mid-term evaluation of the programme.
2012, Client: Deepening Energy Enterprise Programme (DEEP), Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania: Robert undertook a terminal evaluation on behalf of GVEP-I of the Deepening Energy Enterprise Programme (DEEP) in East Africa. Countries included in the programme are Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. DEEP aims to promote and support access to modern energy through energy based enterprises.
2012, Client: University of Cape Town, South Africa: Towards safe and sustainable cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa; Robert has been contracted by the Energy Research Institute at the University of Cape Town to assist this African study (Lead: University of Nottingham) understand the challenges and promote the uptake of Improved Cookstoves in SSA
2013-2016, Client: Sustainable Thermal Energy Partnership(STEPs), South Africa: Sustainable Thermal Energy Service Partnership (STEPs); Restio Energy is part of a consortium of businesses and institutions focusing on understanding the challenges of providing thermal energy services in rural areas of Africa. This 3 year initiative funded by EPSRC/DFID/DECC includes University College London, Sustainable Energy Associates, Econola as well […]
2011-2013: Client: Department of Energy and KfW, South Africa: Robert was contracted by the Department of Energy and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) to undertake a review of the off-grid household population in the Eastern Cape and to develop a sustainable platform for integrating grid and off-grid electrification (SHS) planning at the regional, District and Local Municipality level. […]
Project looking at market entry opportunities for a fan-assisted improved cookstove produced by Phillips.
2011, Client: South Africa, Lesotho & South Africa: Managing a project looking at market entry opportunities for a fan-assisted improved cookstove produced by Phillips. Country focus is Lesotho and South Africa.
- Restio leads SANEDI study on off-grid options in SA
- EU funds development of an Off-Grid Management Authority in SA
- Evaluation of the Capital Access programme in East Africa
- Collaboration with UCL on improving access to thermal energy services
- Working with the World Bank revising the Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) programme II in Uganda.
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