energy

An estimated one-half of the world’s population still lacks clean cooking and heating options and almost one-quarter do not have access to grid based electricity. At EED, sustainable energy goes beyond renewable energy solutions. We take a holistic approach that balances environmental concerns with socio-economic realities and commercial opportunities. We work with private companies, non-government agencies, governments, research institutions and community groups to optimise energy solutions.

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  • We heighten understanding through our research approaches in energy resource assessments, demand-side studies, market research, barrier analyses, value chain analysis, energy demand modelling, sizing and classical cost-benefit analyses.
  • We assess the impacts and adequacy of various types of policy and legislative environments on energy access. We also work with our clients to develop supporting policy and legislative options towards achieving identified priorities and desired objectives. We also assist organizations, projects and programmes to set clear visions, objectives and implementation plans.
  • We carry out prefeasibility and feasibility studies or assessments for energy generation projects including solar PV.
  • We facilitate the creation of sustainable business practices and markets through innovative financing and product structuring to meet the evolving demands including base of the pyramid solutions (BOP), community-level utilities, institutional energy solutions and grid-based electrification. We advise on energy technology options, business models, access to finance and strategic partnerships.
  • We also develop renewable energy technologies curricula for theoretical and applied settings, and provide specialized training (e.g. grid emission factor, energy audits, marginal abatement cost curves, energy system analytics, energy demand modelling and use of optimization and planning tools like HOMER and RETSCREEN).

WATER

It is projected that the annual global water requirements will exceed current sustainable water supplies by 2030. Sustainable supply of water has to contend with numerous challenges including declining water resources, pollution of water sources, rapid urbanization, increasing population pressure and the effects of global climate change. At EED, we take a nexus approach (water-energy-climate change) in understanding and addressing these challenges. Among other services:

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  • We heighten understanding through research including feasibility studies, baseline studies, monitoring and evaluation, market assessments, value chain analysis and classical cost-benefit analyses.
  • We advise on water technology options, service delivery models,access to finance including performance based contracting, result-based financing and strategic private-public partnerships.
  • We assess the impacts of various types of policy and legislative environments on water access including no policy environments, inadequate or conflicting policy environments, adequate policy with no implementation environments and adequate policy with implementation. We also work with our clients to develop supporting policy and legislative options towards achieving identified priorities and desired objectives.
  • We support national, sub-national and institutional strategy development and programme design initiatives in the water sector. We are familiar with various tools and approaches used in the development sector including GIS analysis.
  • We provide training and capacity building services to different stakeholders in the water sector including National and County Governments, Water Service Providers (WSPs), private sector, civil society groups among others.

CLIMATE CHANGE

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded the 400 parts per million threshold in 2013. Without drastic and urgent action, it seems likely that the earth will experience a temperature rise of up to 5 degrees C by 2100. These numbers mean little to nothing among pastoralists and small-scale farmer groups who are already experiencing rapid changes driven by climate variability as well as other confounding factors. At EED, we support clients and beneficiary to prepare for impeding threats of climate change while utilizing various support options.

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  • We carry out risk and vulnerability assessments at the community, sector, national and regional level which go beyond the classical meteorological and economic models to include socio-economic and political factors that will, inevitably, determine the extent of the impacts. We work with our clients to develop climate change strategies and actions plans that set the platform for knowledge driven action. Identification of opportunities for disaster risk reduction, sectoral and national needs, priorities and achievable solutions forms part of such engagements.
  • We advise on climate finance options including carbon markets (both voluntary and the clean development mechanism – CDM), on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), carbon foot printing and other carbon market services. We also work with our clients to develop tailor-made tools that manage their climate change impacts including databases, carbon calculators, voluntary standards and performance benchmarking.
  • Climate change adaptation support is also a core service offering. We design specific adaptation plans and strategies that strengthen resilience and shores up systems adaptive capacity. We also work with government and private sector entities to identify policy and regulatory frameworks that take cognisance of the changing climate.
  • We assess the impacts and adequacy of various types of policy and legislative environments on climate change. We also work with our clients to develop supporting policy and legislative options towards achieving identified priorities and desired objectives.

INTERNAL VENTURES

At EED, we believe in the power of demonstration. We provide business incubation and business acceleration services for start-ups in clean technology. We are constantly designing, testing and refining innovative business models that will deliver sustainable energy and other basic needs. In addition to the financial incentives, we hope that our projects will increase access to services, open frontier sectors for investments and model scalable businesses. We are developing or implementing the following projects:

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  • Providing business incubation services to KAIOTE Technology Limited which is a joint venture between EED Advisory and Griot Systems LLC (USA). KAIOTE aims to deploy, manage and operate an agnostic nationwide Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) system (Internet of Things) and to develop and market devices that will use the network.
  • Developing a household energy data aggregator system that uses GSM technology to gather information from various samples of households.
  • Providing business incubation services to Bridge Electric Limited, an innovative business that will enable households, business and institutions adjacent to the national grid to connect by dissolving the upfront cost of connection in collaboration with the Kenya Power and the Rural Electrification Authority.
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