Powering Africa through Feed-In Tariffs

Powering Africa through Feed-In Tariffs

Advancing renewable energy to meet the continent’s electricity needs
Cover: Powering Africa trough feed-in tariffs
20. Mar. 2013
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, World Future Council (WFC) and Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland (FoE-EWNI)
Place of Publication: Nairobi
Date of Publication: March 2013
Number of Pages: 73
ISBN / DOI: --

Africa is facing a severe energy crisis and failing to meet the increasing demand for electricity. In finding a sustainable, affordable and reliable energy solution, Africa could tap into and explore the significant renewable energy potential the continent has to offer.

Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs (REFiTs) is one tool that has been successful in increasing the use of renewable technologies worldwide. The Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the World Future Council commissioned a comprehensive study to assess the existing and drafted REFiT policies in 13 African countries with the aim of examining the policy drivers and socio-economic effects of REFiTs and analyse both supportive and obstructive factors for their effective implementation.

The study shows that, REFiTs are a promising mechanism to unlock renewable energy development in Africa. This is monumental for getting renewable energy on the mainstream energy policy agenda for the continent.



Renewable Energy Ventures CEO Joseph Nganga discusses the lessons learnt in compiling the new policy handbook.

Recording date:18/03/2013.
Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd.
Editing:Darlene Creamer.
License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 ZA
Source: Engineering News


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albrecht krause

The study and its (regional) target looks fine to me, but what I'm missing is a complex investigation of specific technical-economic impact of stochastic RE inputs and an optimisation of generation/storage/reserve capacity cost against the growing electricity demand.
Good luck
Albrecht Krause