In order to bring additionally to renewable energy purchases and help realize SDG 7 (affordable, clean energy for all), the EKOenergy Eco label raises funds for new renewable energy projects in developing countries and regions.
For each MWh of EKOenergy-labelled energy sold, their licensed sellers pay 0.10 € to EKOenergy’s Climate Fund. These contributions go to carefully selected renewable electricity projects aimed at alleviating energy poverty in developing countries and regions. All financed projects are managed by experienced organizations and are implemented in cooperation with local NGOs.
- They are now looking for 6-8 new projects of 15,000 to 35,000 € each.
The application should mention:
- The implementing organization’s experience in the field of renewable energy.
- The implementing organization’s bookkeeping and resources: What is your annual budget and what are the main sources of income? How is your bookkeeping audited?
- How much capacity will be installed and how many people will benefit from it? The used materials should fulfill internationally accepted safety and quality requirements (for example those of the relevant IEC standards, the GOGLA Quality Standard, or equivalent quality criteria.)
- How do you plan to communicate about the project? How will you communicate at the local level, in the country where the project is being implemented? And how can you help us share the news about your project towards energy consumers in general and users of EKOenergy-labelled energy in particular?
- How will the project be followed-up after the installation?
- What is the impact on the local community? (Including links with the UN Sustainable Development Goals). How is the local community involved in the project?
Evaluation of the applications
They will evaluate the applications based on the extent to which it fulfills these criteria:
- Experience, solvency and reliability of the main applicant + strong involvement of local organizations/NGOs (20%).
- Strong, demonstrated links with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (20%).
- Quality and efficiency of the project: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact (20%).
- Long term viability, sustainability, and replicability of the project (20%).
- Opportunities for advertising the benefits of renewable energy and informing the users of EKOenergy-labelled energy how their contributions are being spent (20%).
For more information, visit https://www.ekoenergy.org/call-for-climate-projects-january-2021/