About Us

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REEEP is a market catalyst for clean energy in developing countries and emerging markets.
REEEP invests in clean energy markets to help developing countries expand modern energy services and improve lives; increase prosperity and economic dynamism; and keep CO2 emissions in check.
REEEP is working to address what the International Finance Corporation has termed “the missing middle” - the valley of death transition from concessional funding to growth-stage commercial investment.
REEEP has taken up this challenge and brought in its first partner, CTI PFAN, a network of private investors active in the clean energy sector.

Projects are vetted by CTI PFAN investment professionals, and receive targeted “de-risking” support to ensure bankability.

REEEP have a strong focus on identifying realistic business propositions for clean energy (this includes both energy efficiency and renewable energy), defining the conditions needed to make particular propositions succeed (leading to policy provisions and investment), and on working with partners both in the public and private sector to implement these solutions. Through linking people and information, REEEP aims to improve the enabling environment particularly in developing and least developed countries; spearheading communications, information and data provision for clean energy solutions. To best support the growth of clean energy markets in developing countries, REEEP focuses on developing insights, nurturing networks and creating impact in several key areas.

REEEP SA has a focus on various focal areas including Smart Cities including energy efficiency in the housing sector (focused on energy positive buildings), linking open data in the transport sector, productive use of renewable energy and quantifying the benefits of access to energy and Cross Sector Systems, which looks at the Food Energy Water Nexus and connecting climate knowledge.

REEEP aims to facilitate the wide availability of reliable and coherent clean energy information, and to ensure that all information and learnings from REEEP activities are made available in useful and digestible forms. The clean energy info portal www.reegle.info is REEEP’s broadest information and data sharing tool which attracts 220 000 users per month and supports individual champions of clean energy with networking opportunities.

The portal targets the clean energy-interested public in emerging countries, RE and EE policy makers, and project implementers. In REEEP’s latest call for projects, nine projects in Africa were selected for funding including countries South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. In addition to these 9 new projects, there are currently a further ten projects on-going across Africa from previous funding calls.

Projects

Powering Water Supply in South Africa: A REEEP funded project under the 9th Call, identifying small hydro opportunities on existing water reticulation infrastructure.

Stakeholders participating in the Energy Efficiency in the Housing Sector workshop held at Liliesleaf, Johannesburg in March 2014, hosted by REEEP and SANEDI. The workshop focused on identifying the EE landscape in the South African housing sector.