Standardized Baseline Assessment for Rural Off-Grid-Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Standardized Baseline Assessment for Rural Off-Grid-Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa lives in scarcely populated rural areas without access to an electric grid. In many of these regions grid connections are prohibitively expensive. The development of decentralized energy generation facilities is often the most viable option to secure access to energy.

This report defines approaches for the development of standardized baselines in CDM projects on off-grid power generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Standardisation allows for baseline establishment and additionality demonstration for project types in a defined geography, rather than on a project-by-project basis. Standardisation thereby facilitates access to climate finance or carbon markets.

Release Date

November 2013

Authors

Bamshad Houshyani
Associate Senior Consultant
Jelmer Hoogzaad
Associate Senior Consultant
Adriaan Korthuis
Co-founder and Director

Other Authors

Carlos Guerrero,
Faith Nangabo
Adriaan Tas