Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa


International Climate Initiative (IKI) / Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Project Leader

Madhumitha Madhavan – Project Manager


United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Economy Division. Energy & Climate Branch

Description of Project

The biggest economies in sub-Sahara Africa have well-established industrial sectors. However, most of them face challenges in terms of further growth, due to unreliable or expensive grid-supplied electricity. Captive renewable energy installations alleviate the pressure if electricity generation from national grids and reduce industrial clients’ needs to rely on private supplementary fossil fuel-based generators, which are expensive to run on.

The Clean Captive Installations project aims to strengthen the ability of countries to move towards low carbon-emitting development strategies. The project also aims to raise awareness amongst industry players, financiers and governments, support dissemination of clean modern energy technology and help leapfrog the right business models in sub-Sahara Africa.