EMPower Program, Phase II (Exploring & Motivating Sustainable Power Markets), world-wide

The overall objective of the EMPower Program (Exploring & Motivating Sustainable Power Markets) is to support utilities in countries around the world to help identify specific solar projects and to determine both the potential demand and the cost at which a respective solar technology would be cost competitive relative to other generation sources. 

The KfW Development Bank on behalf of the Sponsors of the Program assigned Lahmeyer International to implement the Phase II of this challenging undertaking.

ClientKfW Development Bank
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Services Period2008 – 2010
Technical Data
  • Duration of the Phase II Program:
22 Months
  • 17 Utilities in 10 partner countries
  • Size of projects of 1 MW for PV technologies and 50 MW for CSP technologies
  • Identify further PV or CSP sites in emerging and developing economies
  • Prepare a project pipeline of 5 to 10 projects (minimum size per site: Grid Connected PV > 1 MW, CSP > 50 MW)
  • Develop standardized toolkits to promote Grid Connected PV and CSP to utilities (business models, risk analysis, procurement strategies)
  • Conduct two regional workshops in Asia and Northern Africa for policy makers and regulators
  • Public relations activities, such as the administration of the Internet site of the program and publication of quarterly Newsletters.

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