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Understanding Non-Payment in South Africa Off-grid Concessions

Date: 2011 – 2012 Client: Nuon-RAPS Utility & KwaZulu Energy Services (KES) Location: South Africa Outcome: Restio was contracted to assist NuRa as well as KES (off-grid concession utility companies) in understanding the dynamics of non-payment and to identify and develop a range of interventions in mitigation of this situation. The focus was at the […]

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Societal Resilience to Loadshedding

Date: 2008 Client: ESKOM Location: South Africa Outcome: Restio Energy was contracted by Eskom, the national electricity utility, to assess the impacts of the utility‚Äôs loadshedding activities on households in the country. Socio-economic research was carried out in 2 major metropolitan areas of the country, which informed a communication strategy as well as technical intervention […]

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Exploring Energy Poverty in South Africa

Date: 2009 Client: Oxfam SA Location: South Africa Outcome: Restio Energy was jointly responsible for developing a CURES discussion paper on Energy Poverty in South Africa. The paper was presented at the SA Climate Change Summit in March 2009.

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Household Energy Use: a comparison of energy consumption and expenditure across three provinces.

Date: 2008 Client: N/A Location: South Africa Outcome: This paper details and contrasts the patterns of household energy consumption from three sample groups across unelectrified areas in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, North West and the Eastern Cape. Understanding patterns of household energy consumption and expenditure, as well as the energy burden of rural households, can […]

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Wood-use analysis for rural Tanzania

Date: 2011 Client: 3 Rocks Limited Location: Tanzania Outcome:Restio Energy conducted a multi-stage household woodfuel-use analysis across 4 distinct areas in Tanzania. This data was used in feasibility assessments for potential CDM projects in the region.

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Energy Poverty paper for Oxfam

Restio Energy, working with AnnieSugrue from ECOSASA, was commissioned by Oxfam to compile a paper on Energy PovertyScenarios in South Africawhich had as its aim the stimulation of debate ahead of the Climate ChangeSummit scheduled for early March 2009.

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