Shine Updates

Sharing Shine’s commitment to putting last mile communities first, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has signed on as the campaign’s newest partner.

REEEP envisions a world in which everyone, regardless of income, has access to affordable, low carbon energy services that empower economic development and mitigate the effects of climate change. Their programs utilize tailor-made financing mechanisms to build sustainable markets and expand access to clean, reliable energy for all.

REEEP’s flagship Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) program aims to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and catalyze economic activity in rural and peri-urban areas. Building on success in Zambia, the multi-year program will expand to Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mozambique in 2019.

By scaling up its BGFA programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, REEEP plans to reach more than five million people by 2025.

REEEP hopes to unlock additional investments in renewable energy and off-grid solutions by demonstrating viable business models.