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Restio leads SANEDI study on off-grid options in SA

Robert is currently project manager on a South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) commissioned project assessing the viability and implementation options for renewable energy technology in rural and low-income urban areas in South Africa.

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EU funds development of an Off-Grid Management Authority in SA

Robert Aitken was the project manager for an EU funded mission (TAF/SE4All) to establish an off-grid management authority operating under the Department of Energy in South Africa. The off-grid management authority was designed to maximise off-grid opportunities, reform the existing SHS programme, increase technology diversification and private sector investment as well as accelerating universal access […]

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Evaluation of the Capital Access programme in East Africa

Restio Energy recently completed a terminal evaluation of the Capital Access Renewable Energy programme (CARE2) being implemented by GVEP (now ‘Energy 4 Impact’) in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The CARE2 programme is designed to improve access to capital for micro and SME businesses within the energy access space. Improved capital access frameworks will go […]

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Collaboration with UCL on improving access to thermal energy services

Restio Energy is working in partnership with University College London (UCL) to develop toolkits and field guides for delivering thermal energy services in rural areas. The project is titled ‘Sustainable Thermal Energy Programme’ (STEPs) and is geared towards assisting initiatives through a public private partnership model in promoting access to modern thermal energy services in […]

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Working with the World Bank revising the Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) programme II in Uganda.

Robert was the lead international consultant on a World Bank funded mission to review the Energy for Rural Transformation programme II (ERT II) in Uganda and develop an ERT III programme on behalf of the World Bank and Uganda’s Rural Electrification Agency.

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Western Cape government recognises township renewable energy initiative

6 May 2013 Cape Town – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille presented signed flags to representatives of 20 “green growth” initiatives in the Province at the annual 110% Green event in Khayelitsha. The flags represent the Province’s recognition of these initiatives’ commitment to growing the ‘green economy’ in the Western Cape. One of these initiatives, […]

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