Year: 2019

DEM kicks off project to provide advisory on developing the ESCO market in Oman!

Posted on: March 12, 2019


DEM will advise the Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) in Oman on a National Energy Efficiency Program focussed on improving energy efficiency in public buildings.

DEM will provide recommendations on a working model for ESCOs in Oman, advise on a national program design and roll-out for retrofitting of select public buildings and provide procurement support to AER for selecting ESCO implementers for undertaking the energy retrofits.
 


DEM has been contracted to provide the final evaluation of the Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP Mekong) Programme, Phase II

Posted on: February 24, 2019


DEM will provide independent and objective evidence to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland on the achieved results of the second phase of EEP Mekong and the sustainability of the results that can support the MFA in planning of potential energy sector support to the region for the future.

The evaluation will also assess the implementation and management of EEP Mekong and analyse the reasons explaining the successes and failures of the projects supported under the programme. In addition, the evaluation shall examine the relevance of financed projects in the partner countries, and also provide lessons learned on results-based financing and its applicability for the EEP Mekong.
 


Sustainability Report for 2018

Posted on: February 7, 2019

 

Our Sustainability Report for 2018 has just been released! 

It is uploaded to the UN Global Compact website – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

This year’s report is focused on Partnerships for Impact, highlighting a number of internal initiatives, and external partnerships and projects, that all contribute to DEMs ability to approach sustainability in a holistic way.

Take a look at the report on the Global Compact website (unglobalcompact.org) or here
 


DEM has been chosen to provide an independent review of the Danish Energy Agency Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP), Phase II

Posted on: January 30, 2019


With the prospect of creating long-term results and building on the existing momentum from the first phase of the Danish Energy Agency’s (DEA) Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP), Denmark has allocated DKK 115 million from the Climate Envelope to continue the cooperation with the Mexico, Vietnam, China and South Africa under DEPP phase II to assist them with their transition to a low carbon economy and to provide support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement through energy and climate actions.

DEM will be supporting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Denmark in assessing the DEPP II in a way that enables possible course correction in the current phase and will make recommendations that will serve as an input to the formulation of a possible next phase of the programme.
 


DEM is assisting the World Bank in identifying bankable Energy Efficiency investment opportunities in Ghana, Zambia and Botswana

Posted on: January 15, 2019


The direct importance of energy efficiency (EE) cannot be overstated. Policies to this effect have globally been accepted and efficiency is considered as one of the most economical ways towards the reduction or slowing down of the increasing energy demand as well as its cost and environmental effects.

In most developing countries where economic development is happening on aging energy infrastructure, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective options to meet the rapid growth in demand for electricity and to address other energy sector challenges. For this reason, Energy Efficiency is sometimes referred to as the “first fuel” of economic development. In many countries where energy efficiency potential has been assessed, the cost of a unit saving of electricity through the implementation of EE measures is much lower than the cost of new supplies.

Several Sub-Saharan African countries acknowledge the importance of Energy Efficiency and have taken some measures to improve the enabling environment. Various technical assistance has also been provided both at the country-level and at the regional level to promote Energy Efficiency, but this has not led to significant investments.

Danish Energy Management (DEM) has been contracted by the World Bank to assist in identifying bankable demand side electricity efficiency investment opportunities of a moderate size of USD 5-10 Million which can be financed in the near term by either the World bank or other financiers, with the view of stimulating further investments in the sector through replication/scaling of the identified opportunities.
DEM consultants will engage in close dialogue with national stakeholders in Ghana, Zambia and Botswana in the process of identifying these investment opportunities. Based on the consultations and desk review, DEM will prepare detailed country notes for these countries, presenting an overview of the current status of the energy sector, identifying investment opportunities and also discussing the supporting environment (policy, regulatory, legislative and fiscal framework) for promoting Energy Efficiency.