Electricity grid maintenance, improvement and expansions in emerging markets
Maximise the amount of electricity delivered to households and businesses in emerging markets, thereby accelerating socioeconomic development and reducing GHG emissions
Offer technical assistance to utilities and governments to increase the efficiency, reliability and resilience of electricity grids
GEAR offers technical assistance to policy makers and regulators, utilities, local manufacturers, on aspects related to improving the efficiency, reliability and resilience of electricity grids. GEAR acts through partnership agreements
GEAR provides support to ASEAN power utilities on promotion low loss distribution transformers.
GEAR was designed following a comprehensive stakeholders’ mapping and needs analysis. GEAR’s areas of intervention have been identified and developed to address the most important barriers to improving efficiency, reliability and resilience of existing and future electricity grids.
Additional electricity can be delivered to African households and businesses by increasing grid efficiency
Annual electricity demand in Africa by 2040
Annual electricity demand is projected to quadruple between now and 2040, from 200 TWh to 800 TWh
Countries in Africa do not have MEPS for DTs
Efficient equipment and appliances are an easy win when it comes to reducing losses. Most countries in Africa lack proper policy & regulatory frameworks, including and especially MEPS.