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EEP Africa - Energy and Environment Partnership

2002 - 2020

Implementing agencies
KPMG (Finland) EEP Coordination Office (KPMG ECO)

African partners
Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved
Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC), National Coordinators appointed by the Ministries of Energy

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Austrian Development Agency, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, UK Department for International Development

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Energy Efficiency, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Information and analysis, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Guarantee, Early stage

Main objectives
- The immediate objective of the EEP-S&EA programme is greater access to sustainable energy services achieved through the fast tracking of RE project demonstration and deployment, including through technological learning, donor coordination and private sector investment.

Main activities
- The EEP Programme supports projects which aim to provide sustainable energy services to the poor and combat climate change. - The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme of Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) focuses on projects in all fields of renewable energy, bridging the gap between a good idea and a bankable project by providing part-financing to project proposals. - To qualify for EEP support projects should also demonstrate high innovation in delivering energy services, facilitating technology transfer, encouraging cooperation and local stakeholders’ participation in projects. - Projects include various types of feasibility studies aiming at concrete investments, as well as pilot, scale-up and demonstration projects. - Window 1 projects: Innovation. Highly innovative technology or business model with a potential regional demonstration effect that cannot be captured in the project economics; near complete lack sources of capital thus justifying significant grant component, and; directly target low income beneficiaries and other social benefits. - Window 2 projects: Market Creation. Proven technologies ready for short to medium- term scale-up; lower risk due to a more limited technology and business model innovation requirement; sources of capital are realistically available upon successful completion of EEP supported activities, and; successful projects would demonstrate to regional policy-makers and investors the viability of both grid-connected and industrial uses of small-scale renewables.



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