Renewable Energy

Rural Household Energy Needs Assessment Baseline survey

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Rural Household Energy Needs Assessment Baseline survey

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HOAREC/N)

Nov 2012 – Feb 2013

This project will increase energy access through renewable energy and energy efficiency in six districts of Ethiopia. ERG will collect and document the baseline conditions for the project. Main activities include consultation with stakeholders at the federal, regional, and local levels and conducting a household survey in 480 households.

Final Evaluation of the Community Managed Renewable Energy Project (CMREP)

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Final Evaluation of the Community Managed Renewable Energy Project (CMREP)

Plan International, Ethiopia

Jul 2012 – Sep 2012

The objective of the CMREP project is to improve access to essential services (health, education, and potable water) in rural communities through increased access to energy services. ERG carried out the final evaluation f this project. In particular ERG evaluated the project’s rationale and logic, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.

Development of micro hydropower and solar systems for an eco-lodge

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Development of micro hydropower and solar systems for an eco-lodge

Jember PLC, Ethiopia

Aug 2012 – Oct 2012

The client is developing an eco-lodge in the Bale National Park which requires alternative sources of energy for electric appliances as well as thermal uses. ERG was contracted to assess potential sources of energy and alternative technologies for the lodge. ERG designed a micro hydropower system, and will supervise its construction.

Policy paper for establishing a solar energy industry in Ethiopia

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Policy paper for establishing a solar energy industry in Ethiopia

Solar Energy Foundation (SEF), Ethiopia

Jan 2012 – Aug 2012

Ethiopia has a large off-grid population with rapidly growing incomes and the opportunities for off-grid energy services are high. PV systems are reliable and cost effective for off-grid areas. ERG wrote the policy paper that articulated the need to create a sustainable local PV manufacturing and service industry in Ethiopia.

Feasibility Study for Ethanol Micro Distilleries in Ethiopia

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Feasibility Study for Ethanol Micro Distilleries in Ethiopia

Gaia Association, Ethiopia

Dec 2011 – Jun 2012

The objective of the assignment was to evaluate the technical and financial feasibility of Ethanol Micro Distilleries (EMDs) in Ethiopia.
ERG identified potential feed stocks for EMDs; evaluated the technical and financial feasibility of using these feed stocks; and assessed the social and environmental impacts of promoting EMDs.

Large scale promotion and dissemination of solar lanterns in Ethiopia

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Large scale promotion and dissemination of solar lanterns in Ethiopia

SNV Ethiopia

Sep 2011

SNV Ethiopia was exploring the possibility of expanding its Renewable Energy portfolio into the clean lighting sector. This study evaluated the potentials and constraints for such engagement. ERG consulted all the major stakeholders and reviewed successful local and international solar lantern dissemination models for this purpose.

Baseline Database for Renewable Energy in Ethiopia

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Baseline Database for Renewable Energy in Ethiopia

Common Market for East and Southern Africa(COMESA)

Sep 2011

The client sought to develop a baseline renewable energy database for the region with the view of indicating potential regional actions for the energy sector. ERG provided statistical report on energy resources, energy production, and energy consumption for Ethiopia. It also provided summaries for the outlook for the sector in Ethiopia.

Solar Lighting Action Research for Pro Poor Energy (PPE) promotion in Ethiopia

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Solar Lighting Action Research for Pro Poor Energy (PPE) promotion in Ethiopia

Christian Aid, Ethiopia

Mar 2011- Jul 2011

The objective of the project was to assess the feasibility and evaluate the relevance and impact of disseminating solar lanterns to pastoral communities in Ethiopia. ERG provided the project baseline, identified action research participants and distributed lanterns to them, then evaluated the performance and acceptance of the lanterns by the research participants.

Energy for the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia

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Energy for the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) of Ethiopia

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HOAREC/N)

Feb 2011 – Mar 2011

The review showed the opportunities for improved energy planning based on plans for the other sectors. It also pointed out the need for
analysis of the policy and regulatory implications of the energy plan in such areas as financing, regulations, and non-public sector participation.

Energy Sector Mapping and Database development (ESMAD)

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Energy Sector Mapping and Database development (ESMAD)

Ministry of Water and Energy, Ethiopia

Jul-10 – Jun-11

ESMAD is a national energy database developed for the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy. The database contains all relevant information across the whole resource-final use chain in the energy sector. ERG experts were responsible for energy data collection for biomass and hydrocarbon fuels. ERG experts also provided input in software development.