The EEP funding mechanism will be further developed into a Result-Based Financing instrument that provides incentive payments, on the basis of results achieved, to businesses and other project developers/implementers that deliver pre-specified outputs within the sustainable energy access sector. Calls for proposals will be organized to select projects that have a large number of beneficiaries and have also secured sufficient own funding.
On November 17th 2014, The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong), has started its second four-year phase. Based on lessons learned so far, the programme aims to increase its impact and effectiveness by narrowing its focus more clearly on increasing and improving access of rural population to sustainable and affordable energy services and products in the Mekong countries. The aim is also to increase the climate resilience of local communities through local decentralized renewable energy solutions. To achieve its objectives the programme will support both piloting and scaling up of district- or village-level energy delivery/inclusive…Read More
Shortly after the kick-off Steering Committee meeting closed on 26-February 2015 in Vientiane Lao PDR, Mr. Henri Horn, Senior Energy Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, together with team members from the EEP Mekong Regional Coordination Unit and representative from NIRAS Finland, travelled to Nakhon Phanom Province in Thailand. After an overnight stay they visited the EEP Mekong funded Biomass to Energy project including the BioChar related Community Development Project in Nakhon Phanom. Thailand’s northeastern provinces have a high potential for biomass based renewable energy applications. Also in Nakhon Phanom province, where the first biomass gasification power…Read More
Press Release: 25 February, Vientiane, Lao PDR – Government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam discuss and approve implementation strategy and plan for the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong), Phase II. The main focus is on increasing and improving access of rural population to sustainable and affordable energy services and products in the Mekong countries, as well as building climate change resilience of local communities through local decentralized renewable energy solutions. Currently, there are 1.2 billion people around the world still living without access to electricity, and 2.8 billion without access…Read More