African City Energy
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A sustainable energy approach requires that the demand for energy is well understood and is the basis for future energy management: where and how is it used, what are people’s energy needs and how can these needs be met through non-energy related, cleaner or renewable energy services.

 

Tools and Guidelines

 

Strategy

  • Africa Progress Panel: Power People Planet: Seizing Africa's Energy and Climate Opportunities. APP, 2015.
    (2.44Mb)

    This report explores the links between energy, poverty and climate change in Africa. It also provides an agenda for change and a call to action directed not just at Africa’s leaders, but to the wider international community.

  • Awutu Senya East Municipality Energy Futures: The 2030 Outlook
    (1.99Mb)

    This ASEM’s energy futures report highlights the different energy consumption scenarios in the future for ASEM, including BAU and others backed by energy efficiency policy intervention programmes(Bawakyillenuo and Agbelie, 2015).

  • Awutu Senya East Municipality Sustainable Energy Strategy
    (1.98Mb)

    The strategy was developed for Awutu Senya East municipality so as to avert the future negative implications associated with the present unsustainable energy pathway revealed in the State of Energy(Bawakyillenuo and Agbelie, 2015).

  • Cape Town Energy Futures Report: Information for decision-makers
    (1.71Mb)

    The purpose of the document is to present key information from Cape Town energy futures modelling, as well as workshopped feedback on this modelling and the way forward for the City as suggested by various internal and external stakeholders, in order to facilitate the update of the City’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan. (SEA, 2015).

  • CAPE TOWN ENERGY2040 Towards a more resilient, low carbon and resource efficient future for Cape Town
    (1.62Mb)

    The City has made institutional and strategy changes to address vulnerability to threats like poor energy security and climate change impacts, and to reduce its high carbon footprint. Energy2040 informs the sustainable energy action plan into the future (City of Cape Town, 2015).

  • Cape Verde Renewable Energy plan
    (1.11Mb)

    The main purpose of this report is to explore the renewable energy opportunities for the energy sector in Cape Verde based on more efficient electricity generation and distribution systems.

  • Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate
    (3.04Mb)

    UNDP's Sustainable Energy Strategy Note, 2017-2021 report focuses in the area of sustainable energy. It also highlights the critical role that sustainable energy plays in advancing major outcomes from post-2015 global processes including the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the New Urban Agenda (United Nations Development Programme, 2016).

  • Energy Futures: The 2030 Outlook for Ga East Municipality
    (2.02Mb)

    This Energy Futures report for GEM, thus highlights the different energy consumption scenarios in the future for GEM, including the business as usual (BAU) and alternatives that take into account various energy efficiency policy intervention programmes (Bawakyillenuoand Agbelie, 2015).

  • Future Energy Scenarios for African Cities – Unlocking Opportunities for Climate Responsive Development
    (0.84Mb)

    This is an overview of a study report by EUEI PDF exploring energy scenarios for cities in sub-Saharan Africa until 2050 (EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility, 2017).

  • Ga East Municipality Sustainable Energy Strategy
    (1.68Mb)

    The strategy was developed for Ga East municipality so as to avert the future negative implications associated with the present unsustainable energy pathway revealed in the State of Energy (Bawakyillenuo and Agbelie, 2015).

  • Kampala Climate Change Action Strategy
    (14.62Mb)

    The Kampala Climate Change Action Strategy aims to ensure the City's development path takes a low emission approach, builds resilience and maximises the co-benefits of efficiency, economic diversity and human wellbeing.

  • Kenya Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) Action Agenda
    (5.04Mb)

    This Action Agenda (AA) presents an energy sector-wide long-term vision spanning the period 2015 to 2030. It outlines how Kenya will achieve her SE4All goals of 100% universal access to modern energy services, increase the rate of energy efficiency and increase to 80% the share of renewable energy in her energy mix, by 2030 (SE4All, 2016).

  • Kingdom of Swaziland Sustainable Energy for All Country Action Plan
    (1.49Mb)

    This report presents the SE4ALL Rapid Assessment, Gap Analysis and Country Action Plan of Swaziland (SE4ALL, 2014).

  • Opportunity Africa: Powering the future, now
    (1.97Mb)

    This policy paper sets out a path to the energy transformation that Africa needs. It calls for a ten-fold increase in power generation in Africa by 2030 (Africa Progress Panel, 2016).

  • Rwanda Rapid Assessment Gap Analysis: Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All)
    (1.25Mb)

    This rapid assessment provides a brief overview of the current energy situation in Rwanda vis-à-vis its SE4All goals. The Rwanda Action Agenda identifies the actions required to meet the SE4All goals and it provides a process for on-going collaboration and coordination between stakeholders to implement the actions.

  • SAMSET Scoping Review - Urban Energy Transition in the Global South
    (1.42Mb)

    The scoping review aims to synthetize elements of research that have been conducted related to low carbon transition within municipalities in the Global South and it attempts to establish how the findings could be useful for African municipalities (Xavier and Kerr, 2016).

  • Situation Analysis of Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States 2015
    (1.66Mb)

    The report lays the groundwork for the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, the first policy of its kind for the region (ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), 2015).

  • Tanzania's SE4ALL Action Agenda
    (1.97Mb)

    The Tanzania's Action Agenda seeks to integrate the multi-tier efforts that the Country is implementing towards providing universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and an increase in the use of renewable energy.(SE4ALL, 2015).

  • Tanzania's SE4ALL Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis
    (1.71Mb)

    The purpose of this Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis is to identify the gaps to meeting the sustainable energy for all goals in the Republic of Tanzania, within the context of its economic and social development and poverty eradication. It assesses where the country stands with respect to the three SE4ALL goals of the UN Secretary General’s initiative(SE4ALL, 2013).

  • Training needs assessment for RE, EE and Rural electrification in Nigeria
    (1.18Mb)

    This report has two main objectives, namely to identify skills gaps and training needs in RE,RrE and EE vis-à-vis Nigeria’s evolving market demand and existing educational courses as well as to define viable training courses capable of addressing the mid-term market demand that could be successfully introduced by NESP.

  • Uganda's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative – Action Agenda
    (4.33Mb)

    Uganda’s SE4ALL’s Action Agenda report seeks to integrate the multi-tier efforts that the country is implementing towards providing universal access to energy, increased energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy.

  • UGANDA’S SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL (SE4All) INITIATIVE ACTION AGENDA
    (4.33Mb)

    Uganda’s Action Agenda outlines challenges to overcome, the goals and the actions to meet SE4ALL objectives (SE4ALL, 2015).

  • Zimbabwe's Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis
    (1Mb)

    The purpose of Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis is to provide: a quick brief look of the energy situation in Zimbabwe within the context of its economic and social development and poverty eradication, a good review of where the country is in terms of the three SE4ALL goals and a good estimate of the main challenges and opportunities vis-à-vis the three goals of SE4ALL where the major investments, policies and enabling environments will be required (SE4ALL, 2012)

 

Data

  • Africa Energy Outlook, IEA, 2014.
    (6.89Mb)

    A pioneering comprehensive picture of today’s African energy sector and its future prospects in a global context, this International Energy Agency (IEA) report underlines the acute shortage of modern energy services in most countries.

  • Awutu Senya East LEAP modelling technical report
    (3.59Mb)

    This is the technical documentation for the development, data, and methodology of the Awutu Senya East Municipality (ASEM) energy systems model, which forms part of the Supporting The SAMSET project (Mccall, Tait and Stone, 2016).

  • Awutu Senya East Municipality State of Energy Report 2014
    (1.97Mb)

    This report provides a first-ever comprehensive data picture of the energy demand and supply of the Awutu Senya East Municipal area. Data is based on original data obtained through a survey undertaken by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research of the University of Ghana, through the SAMSET Programme.

  • Base Year (2012) Data Set for the SAMSET Urban Energy Futures Model (UEFM), an energy systems model of sub-Saharan Africa
    (1Mb)

    The Urban Energy Futures Model is an accounting /simulation energy systems model of the sub-Saharan African region. The model represents the 49 countries in 5 regions using the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook typology. This dataset is the base year data accumulated to populate the model and is drawn from a number of public sources. The model itself was developed using the Stockholm Environment Institute’s LEAP platform but the dataset could be applied to any platform (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2017).

  • City of Cape Town State of Energy Report 2015
    (9.3Mb)

    This is the 3rd iteration of the City of Cape Town's State of Energy report, providing a thorough and detailed overview of energy consumption across the city.

  • Energy futures modelling for African Cities - selecting a modelling tool for the SAMSET project. Energy Research Centre, UCT
    (0.69Mb)

    An overview of the modelling challenge, available modelling tools and why the Stockholm Environmental Initiative (SEI)LEAP model has been utilised.

  • Energy Outlook for Ghana: 2015
    (1.9Mb)

    This document covers demand and supply of electricity, crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas as well as charcoal.

  • Ga East LEAP energy modelling technical report
    (3.35Mb)

    This is the technical documentation for the development, data, and methodology of the Ga East Municipality (GEM) energy systems model which forms part of the Supporting Sub Saharan African Municipalities with Sustainable Energy Transitions (SAMSET) project (McCall, Tait and Stone, 2016)

  • Ga-East Municipality State of Energy Report 2014
    (1.23Mb)

    This report provides a first-ever comprehensive data picture of the energy demand and supply of the Ga-East Municipal area. Data is based on original data obtained through a survey undertaken by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research of the University of Ghana, through the SAMSET Programme.

  • Jinja LEAP modelling technical report
    (2.57Mb)

    This document is a technical report describing the development of an energy systems model for the municipality of Jinja, Uganda. The methodology of data processing and modelling are described with supporting technical information (McCall, Stone and Tait, 2017).

  • Kasese LEAP modelling technical report
    (2.55Mb)

    This document is a technical report describing the development of an energy systems model for the municipality of Kasese, Uganda. The methodology of data processing and modelling are described with supporting technical information (McCall, Stone and Tait, 2017).

  • Modeling the Urban Energy Future of Sub Saharan Africa: Technical Report
    (1.2Mb)

    This technical report accompanies the working paper, Modelling the Urban Energy Future of Sub-Saharan Africa (SEA, 2015). It outlines all of the data sources and assumptions used to create the Long Range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) model that forms the basis of the report (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2015).

  • Modeling the urban future of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable Energy Africa, 2015
    (1.37Mb)

    A first-ever model of the urban energy future of urban Sub-Saharan Africa produced by Sustainable Energy Africa through the SAMSET programme.

  • Modelling the Urban Energy Future of Sub-Saharan Africa – Exploring Strategies for Sustainability
    (1.69Mb)

    This paper explores the results of a modelling exercise undertaken to assess the future urban energy demand of Sub-Saharan Africa. An energy systems model was developed drawing on the recently improving data picture for Sub-Saharan Africa on electricity use and access, rates of urbanization, biomass use and influence on carbon flux and typical urban energy profiles (Stone and Wiswedel, 2017).

  • Open Energy Data Assessment Accra, Ghana
    (0.75Mb)

    This data Assessment report is meant to assess the readiness of Accra energy sector to implement or reinforce open data and to prioritize key actions for open energy data policy making. (World Bank Group, 2015)

  • Open Energy Data Assessment Nairobi, Kenya
    (0.83Mb)

    The Open Energy Data Assessment report assesses the readiness of Nairobi and Kenya energy sector to implement or reinforce open data and to prioritize key actions for open energy data policy making. (World Bank Group, 2015).

  • State of Energy in South African Cities 2015
    (13.42Mb)

    This third State of Energy in South African Cities report examines the sustainable energy development path of 18 key cities in South Africa. It builds on the data collection and analysis work of the first two reports dated 2006 and 2011. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2015)

  • Urban Energy Transition
    (3.89Mb)

    Contains four articles on urban energy transitions from different parts of the world - developed and developing (Network Industries Quarterly, 2015)

 

Policy

 

Case studies