We issue a broad range of publications about our own services and initiatives, as well as items authored by our own experts. We also offer third-party reports on the impact of our work.
The Private Financing Advisory Network's Annual Progress report gives an overview of PFAN, statistics, focus areas, success stories and where PFAN is mid-2020.
This Progress Report provides an overview of where the Private Financing Advisory Network came from, and where it is in 2018.
Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia: Methodology to measure, report, and verify on annually avoided greenhouse gas emissions
Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) is a Sida-funded initiative for renewable energy investments outside the national power grid in Zambia. BGFZ aims to speed-up market access and market development, promoting the development of energy services targeted to poor consumers who already spend a high proportion of their disposable income on substandard forms of energy.
REEEP General Publications
This report celebrates three years of CKB activities and achievements, since the establishment of the CKB Coordination Hub at the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in Vienna, Austria.
Based on interviews with climate knowledge brokers and decision makers in Latin America and the Caribbean, this report summarises the most important climate knowledge-related challenges they face in their work, and the solutions they would like to see.
Following the success of the original ‘Linked Open Data: The Essentials’, which was published in 2012, REEEP is proud to present a new, updated edition with a focus on the use of Linked Open Data for climate knowledge brokering.
A short preview of the first results from REEEP's IMPAQT (Indicators for Multidimensional Prosperity Assessment, Quantification and Testing) assessment of market-based solar-powered irrigation systems in Kenya.
This brochure explains REEEP's strategy of Invest / Learn / Share to accelerate clean energy markets, reduce CO2 emissions, and build prosperity in developing countries.
Powering Agrifood Value Chains is the name of REEEP's latest enterprise Portfolio, and is part of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Agrifood Pathway.
Water, energy and food systems are inextricably interconnected. Water and energy are needed to produce food; water is needed for almost all forms of power generation; energy is required to treat and transport water. The relationships and trade-offs within this triangle of resources are known collectively as the water-energy-food nexus.
This is a quick start guide for decision makers who need to quickly get up to speed with the Linked Open Data (LOD) concept, and who want to make their organization a part of this movement.
REEEP Annual Reports
Our Annual Report 2020 provides an overview of REEEP's mission and methods, as well as its activities and programmes. This year focuses on the theme of 'resilience' and includes REEEP's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Annual Report 2019 provides an overview of REEEP's mission and methods, as well as its activities and programmes. New this year is our focus on data for impact, based on the clean energy market data collected through the EDISON data hub.
The 2018 REEEP Annual Report is titled Powering Prosperity Beyond the Grid. It introduces REEEP's new strategy for advancing market readiness for clean energy and energy access in low- and middle-income countries, and gives updates on programmes including the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa and the Clean Energy Revolving Fund in Cambodia.
The 2017 REEEP Annual Report is titled Clean Energy Markets in Motion. It describes how REEEP's approach stimulates community-driven clean energy market development, and introduces major projects and milestones of 2016/17. Highlights include the relaunch of the Private Financing Advisory Network, the launch of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia and the launch of the Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water project in South Africa.
Beyond Energy is the title of REEEP's 2016 Annual Report, which explores some of the critical interlinkages underpinning the clean energy sector worldwide and describes how REEEP invests in market development to reduce climate damages and build prosperity.
REEEP invests in clean energy markets. The REEEP Annual Report 2014/2015 explains REEEP's strategy and overarching theory of change, and takes a close look at REEEP's Cross Sector Systems focal area, through which REEEP brings systems thinking to the complex challenges of green growth. The Annual Report also includes a synopsis of REEEP's new 2015-2017 Powering Agrifood Value Chains Portfolio, including profiles of individual enterprises.
An in-depth look into REEEP's actions and impacts in 2013/2014.
This Annual Report gives a concise overview of the Partnership's achievements during the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. This was a year of transformation, in which a new positioning was adopted, and in which personnel, systems and activities were aligned to deliver on the new strategy.
This Annual Report summarises all aspects of REEEP activities for financial year 2011-12. The report marked REEEP's 10th anniversary, and highlights the Partnership's key achievements over its lifetime.
This Annual Report covers the financial year 2010-11, outlining all of REEEP's activities during this period.
This Annual Report covers the financial year 2009-10, outlining all of REEEP's activities during this period.
This Annual Report covers the financial year 2008-09, outlining all of REEEP's activities during this period.
This Annual Report covers the financial year 2007-08, outlining all of REEEP's activities during this period.
REEEP Auditor Reports
This is the auditor's report produced by Grant Thornton Austria covering the financial year 2018-19.
This is the auditor's report produced by Grant Thornton Unitreu covering the financial year 2017-18.
This is the auditor's report from Deloitte covering the financial year 2016-17.
This is the Auditor's Report from Deloitte covering the financial year 2015-16
This is the Auditor's Report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers covering the financial year 2014-15
This is the Auditor's Report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers covering the financial year 2013-14.
This is the Auditor's Report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers covering the financial year 2011-12
REEEP Project Profiles
Here you will find an individual two-sided fact sheet for each project in REEEP's 9th funding cycle, sorted by project number.
Alternatively, you can do a search of all REEEP projects by region and technology to find a specific project, or to make a list to fit your specific criteria.
This booklet gives a concise summary of each of the projects contracted in REEEP's 8th funding cycle.
This publication gives a brief overview of each of the projects funded in REEEP's 7th funding cycle.
This booklet gives a concise summary of each of the projects contracted in REEEP's 6th funding cycle.
REEEP Regional Secretariat Publications
SWITCH Africa Green: Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) in Agriculture and Integrated Waste Management: Research and Training
Sustainable Energy Consumption and Production (SECP) is a programme designed and implemented by REEEP. The programme focuses on supporting African countries in the transition to an Inclusive Green Economy, through the application of Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns and practices. For the implementation of the project in South-Africa, REEEP partnered with SANEDI, in order to assist the local business communities and entrepreneurs in the agricultural and waste management sectors to implement Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices within their respective industries. The beneficiaries of the programme include intermediary business organisations, and national and local government spheres.
The South Asian region is evolving and growing at an exponential rate in terms of development and economic growth. Hence, it is placed critically in terms of matching the needs of the rising population as well as stabilizing and developing its economy. Agriculture, transport, and building sectors are the three sectors in the South Asian region which play a significant role in the economic development of the region. At the same time, these three sectors are also highly energy intensive. Therefore, it becomes critical to identify the energy requirements and suffice them through various clean energy alternatives, supported by innovative business models.
A lack of access to modern energy services negatively affects nearly a third of humanity. While poor people remain in darkness and ill health, there can be no escape from the vicious cycle of poverty. But how can this cycle be broken, and turned to one of increasing prosperity and economic and social development? To answer that question we must constantly improve our shared understanding of the scale, causes, and evolving solutions to the multiple dimensions of energy poverty.
Since 2000, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has, on behalf of its signatory investors, challenged the world’s largest companies to measure and report their carbon emissions, integrating the long-term value and cost of climate change into their assessment of the financial health and future prospects of their business.
Improving access to modern energy services in rural areas in developing countries remains a major development priority. While many countries continue to pursue ambitious and often challenging grid connection programmes, there is increasing interest in decentralized generation and distribution through mini-grids.
At the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF VII) which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2010, policy-makers recognizing the need to move with urgency in preparing for the impacts of climate change, as the international negotiations continue on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions, agreed on the urgent need for Africa to act on Climate Change for Sustainable Development.
Summary of high-level conference of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) “ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL” (SE4ALL) and SIDS RIO+20 MEETING.
Newsletter announcing REEEP's 10 year anniversary amongst other things.
Strategic engagement for economic development using the key drivers of energy, ICT and transport.
The options considered in this paper suggest that, with Determined Efforts, we can bring down emission intensity of India’s GDP by 23 to 25 percent over the 2005 levels, and with Aggressive Efforts, we can bring it down by as much as 33 to 35 percent over the 2005 levels.
This study aims at providing a baseline analysis of Belize’s energy sector, thus paving the road toward the passing of a new policy. It outlines a preliminary draft of Belize’s energy policy, including priority areas, broad goals and specific objectives.
This post is the first in a series of four entries that will focus on initiatives encouraging innovation through
sustainable urban design.
With the global climate change and energy saving drawing more and more attention, China's government is promoting renewable energy applications with great efforts through series of incentive policies publication. This paper has a focus on small wind power.
As a solution for emssions of livestock in rural areas, "Livestock farm biogas projects" (hereinafter referred to as biogas project) can not only protect rural ecological environment, but also improve energy structure of rural areas, promoting the construction of new countryside, meanwhile reducing greenhouse gas emissions of agriculture to contribute towards China addressing climate change.
SERN (Sustainable Energy Regulation Network) publications
A glossary of terms used in the field of regulation and sustainable energy.
Policies for Large Scale Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies The Design of adapted Feed-in Tariffs for Developing Countries
REEEP has organised via its Sustainable Energy Regulation Network – SERN a side-event on “Policies for Large Scale Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies. The Design of adapted Feed-in tariffs for Developing Countries” at the World Forum on Energy Regulation, in Quebec the 16thMay 2012. This is the report.
This set of powerpoint slides describes briefly energy efficiency policies and institutions in 40+ selected countries.
Case studies and project reports
This Handbook shares lessons learned from the design and management of the innovative Clean Energy Revolving Fund, which provided access to finance to Cambodian small- and medium-sized agribusinesses for the purchase of clean energy technology.
Leveraging the learnings of the Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa pilot project, this Policy Brief aims to recommend policy options to the Government of South Africa to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology in municipal water infrastructure.
This Progress Report presents PFAN's activities and achievements of 2018-2019.
Leveraging the learnings of the Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa pilot project, this Best Practice Guide intends to assist South African municipalities in the implementation of cleaner energy technologies and services at their waterworks. A Pocket Version of the guide, offering an executive summary, is also available.
This brochure presents the results of the first 1,5 years of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, and tells the stories of several off-grid energy agents and customers.
PRAN, one of Bangladesh' largest food processing companies, has in recent years set up a network of dairy hubs and village milk collection centres to help them source milk from small farmers and to provide those farmers with a steady source of income. The network has been highly successful; however, chilling the milk while it waits for collection is expensive and carbon-intensive, as power cuts average over 6 hours a day and diesel generators need to be used as back-up for the chillers. REEEP supported Enerplus, a small international consultancy company, to set up a pilot project with PRAN to equip the milk collection centres with clean energy technology. The results of this pilot, and the plans for a scale-up covering PRAN's entire dairy hub network, can be found in this brochure.
The Clean Energy Revolving Fund (CERF) provides affordable, unsecured loans to Cambodian farmers, to purchase clean energy technology. It has thus far disbursed 15 loans, enabling farmers from all over Cambodia to purchase solar irrigation and solar energy installations. Despite the lack of collateral, 90% of the loan repayments are made in full and on schedule. This brochure explains how the fund works, why it has been successful and what is next, and also shows its impact on local markets, the environment and the farmers' lives.
What are the benefits to small farmers of using a solar-powered pump over a diesel pump? Which barriers do solar irrigation businesses still face when scaling up, and what could be solutions? Based on REEEP's five years of experience working with two companies pioneering solar irrigation sets for smallholder farmers in Kenya, this brochure answers those and other questions.
"Mini-grids powered by decentralised renewable energy (DRE), and operated by distributed energy service companies (DESCOs), which provide a utility-like service on a for-profit basis, can offer a long-term solution for the underserved, which can expand rapidly and easily along with demand. DRE-powered mini-grids are quickly deployed and reasonably priced. Furthermore, if done in the right way, such mini-grids can be integrated with the main grid at a later date. Equally significant, DRE power is environmentally cleaner than coal – or diesel-generated alternatives."
This brochure presents the outcomes of a scoping study carried out by REEEP and supported by GIZ on entry point for renewable energy solutions in dairy value chains in Kenya and India.
These fact sheets were prepared by REEEP at the request of the World Bank, and presented at the Foro Internacional de Energías Renovables (International Forum on Renewable Energy) 2014, held in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Asian Development Bank, with the help of REEEP and the International Copper Association Southeast Asia, just released recommendations for policies to improve energy efficiency in South East Asia.
Integrated Rural Energy Utilities: A review of literature and opportunities for the Establishment of an IREU
Rural energy service delivery remains a significant challenge for many countries in Africa. Modern energy forms, and particularly electricity, are generally not available to the majority of rural areas, and many urban areas.This review looks at Integrated Rural Energy Utilities and the opportunities.
This report seeks to map the extent to which corporations in BASIC countries (Brazil, China, India and South Africa) are investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, to identify the drivers for such investments and to evaluate the role of government policy. Chinese version.
This report seeks to map the extent to which corporations in BASIC countries (Brazil, China, India and South Africa) are investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, to identify the drivers for such investments and to evaluate the role of government policy. Portuguese version.
This report seeks to map the extent to which corporations in BASIC countries (Brazil, China, India and South Africa) are investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, to identify the drivers for such investments and to evaluate the role of government policy. English version.
This Compendium of Best Practices is the result of extensive outreach, data gathering, and analysis conducted to identify leading state and local-level best practices in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States. The report describes more than 20 practices and includes examples of their effective implementation in states or cities.
The Good, the Bad, and the Even Worse: Explaining Variation in the Performance in the Performance of Energy Partnerships
Within the context of agency beyond the state, one paramount question is that of the wider effectiveness of governance instruments beyond international collaboration or top-down policy making. Why are some multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development successfully addressing pressing environmental challenges while others have hardly any traceable results?