4th Regional ACP-EU Energy Facility Seminar
Dakar – Senegal

The Energy Facility towards the global challenges of 2012 – Sustainable Energy for All

17-18 November 2011
Hotel Savana, Pointe Bernard – Petite Corniche
Dakar – Senegal

Programme and Presentations

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER

An overview of the Energy Facility

Introductory speech by the Head of Delegation of the European Union in Senegal, Mrs Dominique Dellicour

The Energy Facility I and II – Energy projects in the ACP countries

The challenges of 2012 in the Energy Sector and how the European Union (the Commission) is responding, The Energy Facility activities in general, and An analysis of the Energy Facility Call for Proposals, by Alessandro Bianciardi, DEVCO C5, European Commission
The Pooling mechanism, by Nicolas Lambert, DEVCO C5, European Commission
The Power Pools, by Nicolas Lambert, DEVCO C5, European Commission
Support to governance – the EUEI-PDF, by Nicolas Lambert, DEVCO C5, European Commission
The First Energy Facility – Progress and results to date, results of the monitoring, by Annegrete Lausten, Danish Energy Management
Technical assistance for the monitoring of the Energy Facility II, by Mercedes Marin, Danish Energy Management

Sustainable Energy for all – Energy against poverty

Indicators – How can the impact of projects be measured?, by Mercedes Marin, Danish Energy Management

Rural and peri-urban Electrification

The challenges of electrical and peri-urban electrification, by Annegrete Lausten, Danish Energy Management

Case studies – presentation by three rural electrification projects and one peri-urban electrification project
– Three multi-country projects: « La fourniture transfrontière de l’électricité aux communautés rurales au Libéria / Togo / Burkina Faso », by Mustapha Zakaria-Cissé, WAPP
– « Electrification des quartiers périurbains de la ville d’Abidjan avec prolongement du réseau existant », Côte d’Ivoire, by Aïcha Sako, Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricitè
– « Programme d’électrification rurale par raccordement au réseau SBEE », Benin, by Yvon Dossa, GIZ
– « L’expérience sénégalaise en matière de partenariat public-privé pour l’électrification rurale », by Dr Amadou Sow, ASER, Agence Sénégalaise d’Electrification Rurale

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER

The experience of the energy Facility in offering new services to end users

The technical solutions – case studies – presentation by projects under the Energy Facility I

Hydropower
– « Levée des obstacles au développement de la filière pico hydroélectrique en Guinée », Guinea, by Nava Touré, Directeur, and Alphadio Barry, Bureau d’Electrification Rurale Décentralisée, Guinée

Biofuels
– « SETUP: Services Energétiques et Techniques à Usage Productif au Bénin », by Benjamin Pallière, Groupe Energie Renouvelable Environnement et Solidarités, GERES

Solar energy
– “Solar energy for improved livelihood in Burkina Faso“, Burkina Faso, by Caroline Nijland, Director business development, Foundation Rural Energy Services, N.V. NUON
– « Projet d’initiatives locales d’électrification solaire (PILES) », Mauritania, by Sidi Aly Moulaye Zeine, Tenmiya

Multiservice platforms
– « Projet d’électrification Rurale dans le Brakna », Mauritania, by Julien Cerqueira, GRET, Groupe de Recherche et d’Echanges Technologiques]

Sustainability and replication after the end of the project

Affordability and willingness to pay

Presentation by Mercedes Marin, Danish Energy Management
– Affordability: « Solar energy for improved livelihood in Burkina Faso », by Caroline Nijland, Director business development, Foundation Rural Energy Services, N.V. NUON

Incentives to use access to energy as a promoter for local development

Presentation by Annegrete Lausten, Danish Energy Management
– Incentives: La nécessité d’une approche filière pour le développement des services énergétiques « SETUP: Services Energétiques et Techniques à Usage Productif au Bénin », Raymond Azokpota, Groupe Energie Renouvelable Environnement et Solidarités

Seminar Conclusions

Alessandro Bianciardi, DEVCO C5, European Commission

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