Grants often provide support for renewable energy initiatives. They allow organizations to research and explore the potential for projects that improve communities and the lives of the people within them. Through our strong public–private partnerships, we’ve been able to participate in a number of important grant opportunities that have helped us bring our ideas to life.

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Grants, supportive of renewable energy projects often provides funds to supports each stage in technical and development efforts. The company utilizes grant support  with priorities align with the grants previous goals.

Tanzania Rural Energy Agency (TEDAP):  Matching Grant

grants-rea This grant, funded by the World Bank, helped fund the preliminary feasibility study for our hybrid (biomass/solar PV) grid and off-grid installations, in the Kilosa District of Tanzania. It also helped fund the early stage assessment of two small 5 MW run-of-river hydropower projects on the Lower Lukosi River. Total proceeds of this grant were US $94,928.

US Trade Development Agency (USTDA):  Power Africa Grant

grants-ustda This grant helped fund the preliminary feasibility study for three small run-of-river hydropower projects; 10 megawatts each, on the Upper Lukosi River in Tanzania. Our engineering partner Ritoch-Powell & Associates undertook and completed the feasibility study, in early March of 2016. Total proceeds of this grant were US $600,000.

Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) for Southern and Eastern Africa:  Mini-Grid Development Grant

grants-eep This grant, the company was received grant support from EEP funded by the governments of Finland, Austria and the United Kingdom, the fund helped construction of the distribution network and power generator asset for our first isolated mini-grid project, in the Kilosa District of Tanzania.  The project targets deliveries of renewable, green energy to 1,630 residential and small business customers! Total proceeds of this grant were €630,000 in 8 villages.

Kilosa town Solar project – this grant, provided support for capacity expenditures for the company 1 MW grid-connected facility in Kilosa town. Total proceed of this grant were €245,000.

Transaction Advisory Services Facility (TASF):  Technical and Business Support

grants-tasf The TASF program forms part of the Tanzania mini-grids program that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is implementing in partnership with SREP, and in collaboration with the Tanzanian Rural Energy Agency (REA). Their purpose is to support mini-grid project developers by providing advisory services to strengthen mini-grid operating models, increase their commercial viability and, ultimately bankability. Energy 4 Impact is mandated with implementing the TASF program with other partners in the consortium, including: Norton Rose Fulbright, Multiconsult, the REA and Bureau of Industrial Cooperation (BICO). Ruaha Energy is receiving support under the program which provides advisory services using a cost-share model.