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Country Entrepreneurship for Distributed Renewables Opportunities (CEDRO 5)

09/03/2020 - 09:17
Energy

The aim of this project is to create jobs, markets and new value chains in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors by creating awareness, enhancing innovation, building capabilities, and promoting entrepreneurship and research.

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  • Budget: € 7,870,626 (EU contribution: € 5,995,826)
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Date of project: November 2019 - November 2023
  • Implementing Partner: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Lebanon’s energy sector is a significant burden to the country’s households, enterprises and to the national economy. Lebanon imports over 98% of primary energy exposing it to international oil price fluctuations and contributing to the large budget deficit of the country.

Moreover, Lebanon excessively relies on expensive and polluting fuel oil and diesel for self-generation.  While the necessary reform of the power sector is yet to be implemented, renewable energy and energy efficiency have the potential to address these developmental challenges in a market-based manner while creating sustainable employment opportunities along its value chain.

Supporting this sector’s growth requires increased awareness within the private sector, as well as more innovation, capacity building, technology transfers and entrepreneurship. This fifth phase of CEDRO project will leverage the lessons learned and success stories from all previous phases, to introduce internationally viable solutions that have already been tested and proven by past UNDP projects.

CEDRO 5 Project

 

  • Create jobs, markets and new value chains in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors by creating awareness, enhancing innovation, building capabilities, and promoting entrepreneurship and research
  • Assist in technology transfer and initiating enabling policies for the renewable energy sector

 

  • Government of Lebanon (by assisting in its Nationally Determined Contributions targets as per the Paris Agreement)
  • Lebanese commercial and industrial sectors (through renewable energy applications and policies, and technology transfer)
  • Lebanese citizens (through supporting start-ups, scale-ups, and other job creation activities)

 

CEDRO 5 Project

 

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research

  • Creation of “Energy Hub”
  • Support green start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • Establishment of scale-up for renewable energy and energy efficiency companies
  • Support women entrepreneurship

Technology Transfer

  • Advance commercial-scale solar photovoltaic
  • Advance local "ARZ" green building certification
  • Establish new value chain for solar thermal and advancing existing energy efficiency for industry/manufacturing
  • Establish new value chain for biogas applications
  • Advance Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) applications through direct interventions and support for innovative financing and regulatory schemes

Policy Initiatives and Enabling Environment

  • Assist to national utility to advance net metering and virtual community net metering
  • Establish the full innovative process for "Renewable Energy Credits" for Lebanon

Training and Capacity Building

  • Workshops and trainings for professionals, academics and municipalities
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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research

  • 5 successful start-ups
  • 5 successful scale-ups
  • Creation of 1 Energy Hub
  • Increase in share of women managers in renewable energy and energy efficiency sector to 25% from 19.8%

Technology Transfer

  • 2 value chains created (biogas and Concentrated Solar Heat - CSH)
  • 2 value chains advanced (energy efficiency in industries and photovoltaic)
  • 5 direct implementations under the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs)
  • 5 ARZ certified buildings

Policy Initiatives and Enabling Environment

  • Support of 2 policies (Renewable Energy Credits and Net Metering)

Vocational Training and Capacity Building

  • 8 workshops
  • 6 trainings
  • Training of 260 professionals and stakeholders

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