REEEP Calls for Clean Energy Projects with Growth Potential
23 August 2012: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has released a Call for Proposals for its ninth programme cycle, focusing specifically on projects with large potential for clean energy growth. As the maximum amount of funding per project is limited to €150,000, REEEP will give preference to projects that can provide proof of co-funding from other sources.
According to Martin Hiller, REEEP's Director General, the Call aims to find "tipping point" projects that can "push clean energy solutions up the growth curve, as opposed to one-off pilot projects."
The Call for Proposals identifies five key thematic areas: scaling up successful business models for clean energy; supporting decentralized and off-grid generation; harnessing the benefits of clean energy in food production; employing clean energy in providing reliable water supply; and opening up energy data in emerging markets.
The Call also identifies priority countries in two tiers. Tier One countries are: Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Peru, South Africa and Viet Nam. Tier Two countries include: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, United Republic of Tanzania, and Tunisia.
By mid-December 2012 the 30 successful projects that will receive funding will be announced. This ninth funding round is supported by the Governments of Norway, Switzerland and the UK. [REEEP Press Release] [REEEP Call for Proposals] [Publication: Call for Proposals: REEEP's 9th Programme Cycle] [Frequently Asked Questions: REEEP 9th Programme Cycle]