Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a Vienna-based international organization (link in German) that advances markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency with a particular emphasis on emerging markets and developing countries. Its primary focus is on de-risking and scaling clean energy business models. REEEP was founded by the government of the United Kingdom, along with other partners, at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in August 2002.

In 2002, accelerating the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies was one of the priorities of a large group of countries at the WSSD. Margaret Beckett, then UK Minister for the Environment REEEP at the summit’s closing session. The G8 Renewable Energy Task Force, the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force. From January 2003 until May 2004, the REEEP was housed within the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where it continued following the UN Type II Partnership process of stakeholder consultation. In June 2004, REEEP obtained formal, legal non-profit status as an international NGO and has since been located at the UN complex in Vienna, Austria. In 2016,

It ‘s about its market catalyst role via an approach it calls “Invest – Learn – Share”:

A typical REEEP Invest-Learn-Share effort begins with a country or regional level analysis to determine market gaps and opportunities for clean technology deployment; stakeholder landscape to understand key players and influencers; and an assessment of medium to long-term (5 to 15-year) market potential for delivering climate and sustainable development outcomes. These assessments are synthesized in a project strategy outlining technology and sector targets; investment vehicles and volumes; policy and regulatory considerations; ecosystem stakeholders and evidence requirements; and engagement strategies. The investment solicitation and selection process continues to be successful. The process is generally launched via a call for proposals. Specifics of the call are adaptable, and depend on the realities of the market, the donor and the local stakeholders. In some cases, multiple capital pools may be combined into a single call for proposals; in other cases. In these cases where capitalization is provided through a debt-issuing revolving fund, smaller calls for proposals may be issued by the debt repayment revolving fund. These innovative vehicles represent a growth-oriented approach to business growth (too large for microfinance, too small for private equity or commercial debt). As part of a proposal is submitted to an application form, including a draft business plan, demonstrating their ability to provide a viable, clean technology-based product or service to a market developed country (LDC) or middle-income country (MIC). SMEs are challenged to demonstrate how to achieve business outcomes in the future. REEEP’s core principles: reducing the effects of climate change and building local prosperity. In some cases, these outcomes can be integrated into the selection processes, allowing for results-based financing. After initial application and due diligence process, successful activities develop a strategic plan incorporating a stakeholder analysis, key activities, outputs and outcomes, benchmarking and key performance indicators (KPIs), and contingency planning, among other elements. This strategic plan forms the basis of a project investment. Throughout its work, REEEP uses Results-Based Finance methods to verify project progress.

REEEP used a mixed methodology approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning designed to handle the complexity of the situations of our investments and the multiplicity of stakeholders involved, and to manage the various types and volumes of information flowing in and out of the project environment. REEEP uses a Theory of Change as a high level project strategy guide, taking account of market context and cross-cutting considerations. For each investment REEEP makes as part of a market acceleration project, it develops a SME-specific strategic plan that incorporates a stakeholder analysis; key activities, outputs and outcomes; benchmarking and key performance indicators (KPIs); and contingency planning, among other elements. This strategy typically includes a Logical Framework Approach (Logframe) template. The plan is designed to ensure that the investment logic will lead to project objectives. We are working on a business plan, including activities, structure and strategy for growth, to confirm they have been successfully prepared to deliver a high probability of success. In cases where intelligence and evidence from similar projects would suggest altering the business plan, we will consult with the submitter on making appropriate changes. REEEP also works with entrepreneurs to perform Outcome Mapping, a critical element of any project that links to specific actions or behaviors of a broad group of stakeholders amid imperfect market settings. The Outcome Mapping begins with an analysis of stakeholders – individuals, organizations, government bodies, etc. Who influences the ability of a project to reach an objective. In doing so, REEEP tests entrepreneurs’ understanding of stakeholder landscape: Are they aware of existing and potential competitors? Do they understand customer needs and unique characteristics? Are they relying on a policy change in the future for their business model to be viable, and if so what are they doing to bring change? We track identified behavioral changes (or non-changes) that occur throughout the project. By understanding people, relationships and behaviors we can allow for real-time reflection and rapid reaction. Finally, REEEP captures significant changes and impacts through a method of storytelling with an open dialogue format. Most significant changes – can be planned or unplanned, positive or negative, and the precise nature of these changes. By recording and processing these elements we can adjust business plans, project scope or overall strategy if necessary. Combining these components leads to a holistic framework, which takes a broad range of key information and a variety of things that make up the complex systems in which we operate.

Market Intelligence produced by the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning process is a dynamic feedback loop on the theory of change and project strategy review; the other two are outward flows of business intelligence and intelligence intelligence, respectively. Commercial intelligence includes the full range of business and investment-related data and insights, which are further processed by commercial actionable best practices. These are anonymous and synthesized to advise other SME investments in the REEEP portfolio on best practices. At the same time, REEEP provides a broad range of investment funds, which can influence or even lead to concrete investment pipelines for larger investors (multilateral development banks, impact investors, venture capital funds). mezzanine funds etc.). This intelligence is a critical de-risking mechanism for specific downstream investors, as well as the investment climate in general. Policy de l’information et de l’environnement et de l’environnement et de l’environnement et de l’environnement et de l’environnement et de l’environnement et de l’action et de l’environnement et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action et de l’action. These can be used by partner organizations and decision makers involved in legislation and / or other policy and regulatory development processes. The form of REEEP’s practice is based on the needs of the policy making process in question. Although there is a logical sequence to the Invest-Learn-Share approach, this does not imply rigidity in timing; rather, it is an iterative process, in which stakeholders, such as regulators, policy makers and financial actors, are included early and at regular intervals in the project throughout its lifetime. Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The United States and the European Commission.

In the first phase of its existence (2002-2014) REEEP has acted largely as a re-granting institution, funding nearly 200 projects. India, China, South Africa and Brazil. These REEEP projects are aimed at addressing two key barriers to clean energy development, and gathering information on them: Regionally, REEEP has shifted concentration to low- and middle-income countries, it continues to work in India and South Africa, which are considered to be emerging markets:


Climate Tagger is a project to help organizations in their data and information in a consistent manner.

reegle (in lower-case) is a clean energy information portal designed to provide easy access to highly reliable information on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The World Bank, UNdata, OpenEI, the CIA Factbook, and the REEEP Sustainable Energy Regulation Network publications to provide understanding of energy issues. The portal has four main components: reegle is an advocate of the open data movement, which seeks to make public data available in open formats that are machine-readable.

Currently REEEP has 385 partners, 45 of which are governments, including all the G7 countries and key government agencies from India and China, other emerging markets and the developing world. Partners also include a range of businesses, NGOs and civil society organizations. REEEP operates within a diverse constellation of players, and collaborates with other international structures and organizations to maximize replication and minimize duplication of effort. Among other organizations, REEEP is engaged with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), MEDREP, the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP), CLASP, the Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition (JREC), GNESD, EREC, NAIMA, EURIMA, e-parliament and GFSE.