RENEWABLE ENERGY & RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

Challenges

Secure of energy supply is a crucial factor for development. Despite the fact that a substantial part of the world’s population still lives at subsistence levels of consumption, humanactivities are overstretching the globe’s limited resources. Therefore, the efficient use of natural resources and energy is receiving more and more attention. The main challenges for energy supply in the future are scarcity and increasing prices of fossil fuels, obligations to limit greenhouse gas emissions, the need to reduce energy intensity to stay competitive, and an often limited capacity to deal with these issues.

Renewable energy (RE) is increasingly taking over new generation capacities worldwide. RE enables a green energy system and independency from fossil fuel imports. Challenges lie in the connection to the public grid, the grid integration of fluctuating sources such as solar or wind power, financing matters, and in setting up support schemes and procurement processes for market integration. In addition, rural electrification with decentralized RE sources is the viable option to on-grid systems.

GFA offers its partners complete project management solutions ranging from policy advice on RE strategies and regulatory frameworks, support energy generation from all RE sources for both on- and off-grid solutions to capacity development and project pipeline development. Over theyears, we gathered a solid experience of accompanying client institutions in their development process. Our approach ensures a long-lasting impact on our partners’ capacities to develop appropriate solutions to RE related issues.

 
GFA services

GFA offers its clients and beneficiaries comprehensive project management ranging from project development to evaluation.

  • Overall technical assistance
  • Studies and analyses
  • Identification of challenges and potentials
  • Feasibility verification
  • Pilot project implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
GFA’s experts have a wealth of international experience regarding energy planning and policy, and a profound knowledge of regulatory frameworks needed for sustainable energy development. In order to support longterm development and the implementation of specific actions with our partner institutions, we pass this know-how on to local decision makers.

  • Policy advice
  • Programme design and supervision
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Project communication
Our experts enhance the capacities of public and private sector professionals to come up with innovative energy solutions needed to face the challenges of energy security in their countries. Assistance ranges from technical seminars to institutional support and procurement trainings.

  • Institution empowerment
  • Organisation development
  • Capacity building and training
  • Knowledge transfer

With longstanding experience in generating energy from all renewable sources, our experts are wellpositioned to advise on the best strategies to tackle energy demand. We also advice our partners in developing new financing models for RE investments and conduct due diligences.

  • Implement energy generation from all RE sources
  • Identify new capacities for RE
  • Project pipeline development and due diligence
  • Rural electrification
  • Hybrid models
  • RE financing and due diligence