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Energy Access Project – Lesotho

Date: 2007 – 2008 Client: European Union Energy Initiative/GTZ Location: Lesotho Outcome: The overall objective of this project is to significantly improve access to clean, reliable and affordable energy for cooking, lighting and productive use in rural and peri-urban areas of Lesotho. The immediate objective is a detailed, implementable programme describing how energy needs of […]

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The Integrated Rural Energy Utility (IREU): Making energy service delivery more sustainable

Date: 2007 – 2009 Client: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) Location: Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Kenya Outcome: The IREU investigated the feasibility, practicalities and requirements of establishing integrated models for energy service delivery in rural areas. Rural areas are notoriously difficult to service, being characterised by scattered settlements, high unemployment, poor infrastructure, […]

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Develop a sustainable business plan for a PV/Diesel Mini-Grid

Date: 2010 Client: Desert Research Foundation Namibia Location: Namibia (Tsumkwe) Outcome: Restio Energy has been subcontracted by OneWorld Sustainable Investments to lead the project on their behalf. The task involves developing a sustainable business/operational model that protects the assets, offers an accessible and reliable service and promotes economic activity in the area. Part of the […]

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Kigoma PV project initiative, Tanzania

Date: 2010/11 Client: Millennium Challenge Account – Tanzania Location: Tanzania Outcome: The project focuses on developing a sustainable Solar PV delivery solution for the Kigoma Region, including solar home systems (household/businesses), Pico PV lighting systems (household), institutional (schools and clinics), small enterprises etc. The project requires us to understand current energy use demands and to […]

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Mid-term evaluation of the Developing Energy Enterprises Project – East Africa

Date: 2011 Client: The Global Village Energy Partnership International (GVEP) Location: Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Outcome: The Developing Energy Enterprises Project (DEEP) aims to increase access to improved and clean energy services for close to 2 million people across East Africa through establishing and developing energy enterprises. The mid-term evaluation of this 5-year project not […]

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Monitoring the Eastern Cape off-grid concession utility

Date: 2010 – 2014 Client: Department of Energy/KfW Location: South Africa (Eastern Cape) Outcome: Restio Energy has been subcontracted by EDG (Energy & Development Group) to monitor the operations of an off-grid concession utility in rural Eastern Cape province, South Africa. The monitoring is mainly done by field workers through frequent technical and social surveys […]

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