GET FiT: Market assessments in Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing increasing supply constraints both due to countries’ rapidly increasing electricity demand and the impact of climate change on rainfall patterns and the availability of water resources. Due to their significant potential, renewable energy could play an important role in the power generation mix. However, renewable energy resources other than large hydropower remain largely untapped in the region.
The GET FiT (Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs) program is designed to help overcome barriers for private investments in RE projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The program combines risk mitigation instruments, top-up payments and technical assistance and has already been successfully rolled out in Uganda
The main purpose of this market assessment was to assess the prospects – at pre-feasibility stage – for the design and implementation of GET FiT-type programs in other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Assessments were carried out for the following regions and countries:
- West Africa - Ghana, Mali, Nigeria;
- East Africa - Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania; and
- Southern Africa - Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia