intec’s double contribution to Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP)


intec has recently signed two new contracts within the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), which is part of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership and a component of the EUEI-PDF (EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility). The Programme aims at forging partnerships between EU and African private enterprises, promoting EU/African commercial interests in renewable energy and improving framework conditions for investment in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa in order to facilitate financing. The focus is on meso-scale renewable energy projects.

RECP has four action areas: (1) policy advisory services, (2) private sector cooperation, (3) access to financing and (4) innovation and skills development.

The first contract signed by intec concerns action area 1: The Policy Advisory Services to be provided consist of assistance to public institutions in seven sub-Saharan African countries (Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia) in creating legal framework conditions conductive to private investment in renewable energy in a way that promotes sustainable market development. Based on preliminary studies and an analysis of the political economy of the sector in each country, intec will assist public institutions in policy formulation and implementation in view of unlocking private sector renewable energy opportunities. Further activities include the organization of stakeholder workshops, trainings and bilateral exchange as well as the elaboration of policy studies.

The second contract is in the field of action area 2 “private sector cooperation” and refers to Market Information and Project Scouting. This assignment aims at providing information on market and investment opportunities for private stakeholders interested in key market segments and specific project opportunities in the renewable energy sector in five selected priority countries (Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique and Zambia). The work will provide sets of state-of-the art products for up to two renewable energy market segments per country. The market products are market segment developer guides, model business cases, project databases and project case studies. Furthermore, renewable energy market briefs for 19 countries are elaborated.