Initial findings for South Africa

  • South Africa has an acute undersupply of electricity and its national power utility faces financial crisis
  • Growth in local renewable energy markets is crucial to achieving its Nationally Determined Constributions targets for 2030
  • Municipal support for small scale embedded generation fosters commercial and industrial sectors (<1MW)
  • Renewable energy financing is well-established for some market segments

We would like to invite you to join us for a webinar on Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa.

The United Nations Environment Programme, in partnership with its collaborating Centre at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, is implementing the “Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in Sub-Sahara Africa” Project in four countries: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. The project aims to demonstrate the economic and financial viability of clean captive energy installations for industries and enhance their adoption of a replicable model in the four partner countries and beyond to the entire continent. This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety supports this initiative based on a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. As part of this project, solar commercial and industrial pilot projects will be supported in each of the countries.

For this live webinar, we will present a session on Call for Proposal for Pilot Projects and South Africa overview of the C&I solar market. A pre-recorded session is available on the project website with the different Tools developed for the solar in the C&I sector.


Click here for Framework Documents

Click here for Application Forms

When: Thursday 22nd July 2021 | 10 AM to 1 PM GMT + 2  (11 AM- 2PM EAT)  

This live webinar session will focus on the call for proposal for the pilot projects that target captive power use in innovative business models, to overcome current barriers within the captive solar market. This session includes the key findings from the South Africa Country Study on clean energy installations for industrial clients as well as the application process, the selection criteria, the timeline, along with an open-ended Q&A session to address all comments from the audience

Please register for the webinar session – Call for proposal here


The pre- recorded session will focus on presenting different tools developed for solar in the C&I sector,

Please find the link to the pre-recorded session – Tools here

Looking forward to having you join us!