ICA is a non-profit association dedicated to promote the sustainable use of copper. Our members are major copper mining industries, as well as major fabricators. Renewable energy systems, especially in mini/micro-grid applications, use more copper than conventional electricity-generating systems. Therefore supporting rural electrification promotes copper.
From that perspective, our organisation would support initiatives that have the potential to have significant impact on the long-term. This includes capacity building for policy makers and practitioners (designers, installers), standards and policy making process. We would get involved in support specific on-site projects.
From our current programs, there are some that could be of value to certain activities:
We have also supported the implementation of these programs:
We are a co-founder and co-manager of the United for Efficiency Initiative (led by UNEP, one of SEforAll’s EE accelerator) under which we aim at helping countries adopt integrated policy approach to promote energy efficiency.
Type of organisation
Rural electrification expertise
Off-grid system used