EEP S&EA opens simultaneously two funding windows for early stage (CfP12) and market ready (CfP13) projects. Both windows are now open for first proposal submissions.
The applications for both windows are sought in two stages: 1) first proposals stage, based on which successfully ranked applicants are invited to submit 2) final project proposals.
Deadline for submission: April 25th, 2016 at 10h00 (South African time, GMT+2)
To be eligible, projects should be implemented in one or more of the following EEP partner countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia.
The project implementation period for both CfP12 and CfP13, starting in August 2016 is limited to 15 months.
CfP12 - Early Stage Projects: The projects supported in CfP12 can be “last-mile” feasibility studies, pilot or demonstration projects. The scope of this Call for Proposals (CfPs) is limited to projects that deal with the development phase of renewable energy and energy saving/energy efficiency projects. The proposed project must comprise of activities that are part of a cycle leading to further investment and sustainable commercialization.
CfP13 – Market Ready Projects: The projects supported in CfFP13 are scale up to commercial operation, replication of commercially proven concepts to new markets (nationally or internationally) and rejuvenation of existing renewable energy and energy efficiency generation projects. Market Ready is to offer financing to projects that have a particularly strong possibility for raising other (commercial) sources of finance for project implementation, replication and/or scaling up.
First stage applications will be screened in terms of key criteria, including of the following types: a) technical scope b) business idea c) development impacts and climate change mitigations d) finance and capacity of the applicant and e) regional aspects.
When preparing the application, it is of high importance to explain the eligibility conditions “six rules” as clearly as possible. Read the rules and more on the EEP Africa's website for calls for proposals
The official guidelines can be accessed at the EEP Application documents page