African energy projects should be implemented through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). This is Partners for Innovation’s firm belief, based on important successes with this approach.
Successful projects include:
- Financial closure of South-African first biogas facility at industry scale by Bio2Watt.
- Close public private cooperation to run a successful pilot with the Mozambican biofuel sustainability framework.
- Developing business plans and grant applications with E+Co for renewable energy projects in Africa.
- Identification of international biomass opportunities for the private sector in the Netherlands funded by RVO (formerly called NL Agency).
Partners for Innovation supports partnership building by conducting feasibility studies, plan development and implementation, consortium building, grant fund raising, grant management, sustainability assessment and carbon credit development.
Alliance for Rural Electrification
Peter Vissers presented its PPP approach at the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) Business Matchmaking Event. The event took place on 19 February and focused on increasing financial opportunities for energy access. It gathered 130 financiers and rural electrification professionals, including project developers and designers, service providers and consultants. The event was hosted by the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) in Brussels.
Vissers: “For us, for ARE members and for involved governments, PPP’s are definitely the way forward.”
Partners for Innovation has developed two PPP proposals based to boost SME activity in the renewable energy sector in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. It obtained support for these proposals by local public authorities and local private sector organisations. Partners for Innovation is now looking for international support.