Energy efficiency upgrades for SMEs

The Problem

Energy Efficiency represents an important part of the measures to address climate change. 

Some estimates suggest that almost 20% of Africa’s energy consumption could be met by increased efficiency.  But at present energy efficiency remains an under-developed opportunity in Kenya.

The regulatory environment is helping to create the conditions where businesses and other energy users understand the need and benefit of implementing efficiency measures, however, the deployment of solutions has been limited due to questions and uncertainty around risk, technology, and finance.

Despite the regulations, the vast majority of energy efficiency measures are not implemented.

EnSo's Response

Growing a viable ESCO industry in Kenya would help to improve the rate of implementation of energy efficiency projects.  EnSo is working with Energy Pro Ltd to pilot its innovative ESCO-in-a-boxTM model in Kenya.

ESCO-in-a-box is an ‘operating system’ for energy services, incorporating all the systems, processes, and contract templates needed to deliver energy efficiency projects to SMEs, based on internationally established good practice.

ESCO-in-a-box offers a new business model that aims to unlock the wide range of financial, environmental, and social benefits provided by energy efficiency upgrades for SMEs that traditionally lack the time and resources to implement projects.

The aim of this project is to conduct a feasibility study that will adapt and apply the ESCO-in-a-box model for the  Kenyan context, including a focus on specific sectors, development of a preliminary business case, and scope of work for a potential follow-on pilot project.

Organizations can work with SMEs to systematically increase the uptake of energy efficiency solutions.


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