Development of a Regional Efficient Appliance and Equipment Strategy in Southern Africa

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This Technology Transfer Advances Southern African Countries' 

Context

Southern African countries currently face three main energy challenges which are: 1) a rising energy demand due to economic development and increased use of appliances; 2) limited access to electricity, and; 3) low availability of energy efficient household appliances on the market.  As a result of economic development and the use of inefficient appliances and equipment, the electricity grid is becoming increasingly strained in Southern Africa. As the region generates 75% of its electricity from from fossil fuels,  increasing electricity demand will also greatly increase CO2 emissions.

Requested CTCN Response

Southern African countries requested support in developing assessments, which will provide the financial, energy, and climate potential of accelerating a market transformation for each of the prioritized products:

  • Country assessments
  • Targeted appliances and equipment prioritization 
  • Regional strategy for efficient appliances and equipment
  • Funder engagement

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

Expected Results

  • Prioritized relevant energy efficient products and concrete actions to capitalize on countries financial, energy, and climate benefits by 2030
  • Improved energy productivity and possibilities for the region to cope with growing demand electricity and reduce grid instability, ensuring future economic development

The technical assistance resulted in an interactive dashboard on potential for increasing the energy efficiency of products in Southern African Region by providing a technical market assessment of current conditions and policies for five product categories.

For further information, please see the full technical assistance request in the Documents section.

Facts

Date of submission
Geographical scope
Regional multi-country
Countries
Botswana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Eswatini
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Budget range
$150-200k
Objective
Mitigation
Phase
Completed
Sectors
Energy efficiency

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Final type of assistance
Sectoral roadmaps and strategies
Request NDE
Botswana Institute for Technology Research
Climate Change Management Department, Ministry of Environment, Water & Climate
Department of Environmental Affairs
Department of Science and Innovation
Ministry for Science and Technology
Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Meteorology Department
National Commission for Science and Technology
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
Implementors
DNV GL
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals
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Key documents

Project documents