GERES - Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités - is a French non-profit NGO created in 1976 after the first Oil Shock. 

Environmental conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, reducing energy poverty, and improving livelihood of the poor are the main focus areas for GERES. The GERES team is particularly involved in the implementation, in partnership with local stakeholders and communities, of engineering solutions for development and providing specific technical expertise. 

Activities include conducting energy efficiency programs, providing decentralized energy services for local economic development, supporting and developing renewable energies and promoting waste management. 

Today, more than 236 staff members work on 62 innovative and sustainable development projects in France and in 13 developing countries.

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Type of organisation

  • NGO

Rural electrification expertise

  • Consultancy
  • Project Developer
  • Service Provider

Off-grid system used

  • Micro/Mini-grid
  • Stand-alone

RE-technology used

  • (Bio-)Diesel Back-up
  • Battery / Energy Storage
  • Bioenergy
  • Hybrid
  • Solar PV

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Alexis Caujolle
Technical Advisor - Energy access