Sustainability for Electrification Hub

Cornerstone of Rural Electrification (CORE)

CORE enables resilient rural and peri-urban communities by ensuring safety, efficiency and reliability become the cornerstone of decentralised electrification.

Grid Efficiency and Resilience (GEAR)

GEAR offers technical assistance to utilities and governments to increase the efficiency, reliability and resilience of electricity grids. Its mission is to maximise the amount of electricity delivered to households and businesses in emerging markets, thereby accelerating socio-economic development and reducing GHG emissions.

Partnership for Responsible Battery and Metal Recycling (ProBaMet)

Improving battery recycling in Nigeria, raising labour and environmental standards, and establishing sustainable trade flows for raw materials – these are the declared aims of the new project Partnership for Responsible Battery and Metal Recycling. In this new project, partners from Nigerian civil society, the metal processing industry and the solar industry are working together with the Oeko-Institut to develop a cooperative approach to the responsible recycling of lead-acid batteries.

Consumer Protection Principles for Clean Energy Mini-Grids

With the recognition that the mini-grid industry understands the value of consumer protection principles both for their business and to respect consumer rights in often poor and remote villages, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), supported by the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), Smart Power India (SPI), launched Consumer Protection Principles for Clean Energy Mini-Grids in October 2019. The project was funded by Swedfund.

International Network of Solar Technology and Application Resource Centres (STAR C)

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with funding of the Government of France, are implementing the project STAR C. The overall objective is to create a strong network of institutional capacities within ISA Member States to enhance quality infrastructure (QI) for the uptake of solar energy product and service markets, particularly in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS).

Paving the way for Clean Energy Transition with DRE (PWCET)

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and Green People's Energy (GBE) initiated a series titled ‘Paving the way for Clean Energy Transition with Decentralised Renewable Energy (PWCET)’. The objective of this new Series is to promote public discourse on the subject of the ‘clean energy transition’ with DRE in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is the focus topic of GBE.

Catalysing Green Rural Job Creation with DRE in West Africa

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), in close collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), conducted desk research and consultations with key stakeholders and developed a study entitled “Catalysing Green Rural Job Creation with Decentralised Renewable Energies in West Africa”.