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 […]
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’s 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
- 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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