Energy Access programs primarily aim at providing modern energy services – cooking and/or electricity - to the energy-poor. In order to subsequently do so sustainably, in parallel the context in which these services are provided must be strengthened, ensuring after-sales service, maintenance, replacement etc. are, and remain available to the end-user. In other words, sustainability requires strengthening the respective market in all its aspects to the point where such markets have matured sufficiently to subsequently be self-sustaining.
A “market” thereby is (considered to be) delineated geographically, technologically and sometimes also in terms of the type of end-user. Thereby for the latter usually a distinction is made between households, social infrastructure (schools, health-care facilities, governmental buildings, etc.) and productive use facilities (shops, workshops, factories, warehouses etc). In the execution of related programs this in turn requires a tool to “measure” the state of a market.
From this comparison the so-called Energy Access Market Development- or EAMD-model – in fact initially also developed for use in an EnDev project– was selected as the most appropriate model/tool to describe (development of) energy access markets for EnDev. In recent years the model was tested and used as a tool for describing the state of Energy Access Markets; primarily in the context of the EnDev program, occasionally also in the SDG7 program.
1) Development, testing and operationalizing of additional versions of the tool adapted for Energy Access Markets with different dynamics, like Biodigesters, Mini-grids, Fixed Stoves and others as applicable;
2) Performing in-depth scorings of markets;
3) Managing, collection of scorecards and analysis of results for e.g. EnDev program reviews or as part of a programmatic tender (SDG7); provide backstopping to organizations/field workers filling out the scorecard;
4) Analyzing groups of such scorecards for trends and developments;
5) Structuring and maintaining a database of scorecards for Energy Access markets resulting from different programs
6) Present and explain the model externally / to third parties