Ensuring steady cash flows in off-grid solar microgrid projects

How can microgrid developers increase project financial attractiveness? Over 1.1 billion people in the world today do not have access to electricity. Approximately 600 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Distributed renewable microgrids are widely recognized for their potential to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of Sub-Saharan Africans. These village-scale assets range

Overview of the biomethane sector in France and ideas for its development

ENEA Consulting and 7 reference partners – Biogaz Vallée, Cryo Pur, GRDF, GRTgaz, Meridiam, TIGF and TOTAL – have published a report on their in-depth study of the French biomethane sector’s state of development. This comprehensive and objective overview is completed by ideas to boost the development of the sector. Launched in 2011, the French

Fostering renewable energy integration in the industry

Renewable energy (RE) integration in the industry is already widespread worldwide. Beyond GHG emissions reduction, it brings direct operational, economical and non-financial benefits to industrial players in a changing energy environment. ENEA Consulting published the results of a study on the integration of RE in the industry conducted in partnership with Kerdos Energy for the

The value of thermal energy storage and power-to-heat in France (ENEA/Artelys)

The study draws the landscape of technical solutions already available and under development for the thermal energy storage and power-to-heat sectors. It assess the value of these technologies and their techno-economic potential for 6 case studies in applications and sectors deemed of interest: district heating, industrial waste heat recovery, combined heat and power, domestic hot water.

Domestic biogas – Feedback from Rwanda

In 2015, ENEA conducted an intermediate evaluation of the bigoas project EVE of the NGO VSF-B in Rwanda. It aimed at assessing its performances and impacts and provide recommendations for a scale-up phase. This work offers a precious feedback on domestic biogas to pursue the development of this clean cooking solution in developing countries.

Ideas for the future of energy efficiency financing in the French industry

In the coming years, improving the industrial competitiveness implies major investments, notably those that induce a significant reduction of energy consumption of manufacturing processes. Financing major investments in the industry, which cover the integration of technological innovations or which target incremental improvement of the energy performance seems to be one of the barriers to the

The potential of power-to-gas, an ENEA study

The study, co-financed by the Tuck Foundation and KIC InnoEnergy, draws a review of power-to-gas technologies (hydrogen and synthetic methane) and assesses their economic potential for energy markets (grid injection and mobility).