Rural Energy Planning
At EAA, we recognize the importance
of incorporating the strengths and versatility of renewable energy sources into
rural energy planning. Our approach is to provide energy suppliers, businesses
and communities with the skills and resources they need to solve energy problems.
We start by identifying problems and priorities, and then helping local players solve energy problems using solutions that they can manage.
In implementing this approach, we
|advise clients on technology options|
|connect rural businesses with sources of equipment|
|help rural businesses to innovate with better technology and energy management skills|
|disseminate information about new energy systems and devices|
|assist the establishment of businesses and access to loans to purchase equipment|
We then provide further assistance by
|linking communities with national and international financing opportunities and mechanisms|
|improving the policy and institutional environment|
- undertaken energy auditing and energy management in rural institutions
Improving the policy and institutional environment
For rural energy planning to be effective and sustainable, a clear and balanced mix of economic, environmental, political and technical policies is needed. EAA works with governments, NGOs and donors in Eastern, Southern and the Horn of Africa to promote policies that facilitate the adoption of renewable energy technologies (RETs). To this end, EAA has lobbied to improve the policy and institutional framework for sustainable energy. EAA has also developed projects that promote continual policy dialogue between the government, the private sector and civil society.
For more information, contact Mark Hankins