Several countries in SSA have recently requested assistance in developing programs and building capacity to address efficiency.
While various studies and Technical Assistance programs have been carried out to promote energy efficiency in SSA, this support has not yet led to significant investments. Therefore, the World Bank has initiated a project, initially focused at three countries (Botswana, Ghana, and Zambia), to identify a set of demand-side electricity efficiency investments of moderate size that have potential for replication, as well as the policy measures and other enabling factors that would facilitate their uptake.
Our role in the assignment were to:
- identify and prepare basic program designs for a set of demand-side electricity efficiency investments of moderate size (about US$5 to 10 million each) suitable for near-term financing by the World Bank Group or other financiers
- advise on policies and measures to facilitate the uptake of the proposed investment opportunities
- advise on the design of a regional energy efficiency program based in part on the program designs in Botswana, Ghana, and Zambia