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CASE STUDY Feb 2019

Gender-Responsive Geothermal Generation

LaGeo, a geothermal energy utility in El Salvador, developed strategies to adhere to national laws on gender equality and national development goals, powering positive outcomes. View the study

USAID’s energy resources provide thought leadership, sector analysis and technical guidance for development professionals, implementers and policymakers.

 
REPORT Sep 2018

Best Practices for Performance-Based Management Contracts

Performance-based management contracts are frequently used in efforts to reform struggling electric utilities. This study of several contracts identify best practices in structuring contracts for success. View the report
GUIDE JUN 2018

Practical Guide to Women in Energy Regulation

This guide provides strategies for energy regulators to better integrate women in multiple facets of energy regulation, including employment, energy regulatory policy, and energy infrastructure projects. View the guide
PRIMER FEB 2018

Self-Reliance Through Electricity System Loss Reduction

This technical note from USAID’s energy specialists explains electricity system losses and why development practitioners should care about them. The note also includes strategies to address losses in communities that are particularly difficult to serve such as urban squatter settlements. View the primer
FACT SHEET FEB 2018

Mobilizing Finance and Investment for Clean Energy

An approach to increase grid-connected clean energy across the Lower Mekong by planning for high renewable energy scenarios, fostering supportive policy frameworks, and mobilizing public and private investment. View the fact sheet
INFOGRAPHIC DEC 2017

Promoting Solar Energy in Haiti

Increased availability of consumer financing for clean energy products and services has positive economic and social impacts. This infographic documents the work of an innovative partnership to expand access to solar products and business opportunities in Haiti. View the infographic
REPORT NOV 2017

The Impact of Distributed Photovoltaic Adoption on Utility Revenues and Retail Electricity Tariffs in Thailand

Analysis of electricity tariffs in Thailand, the efficacy of compensation schemes for adoption, and their impact on utility revenues and retail tariffs. View the report
PRIMER OCT 2017

Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

Describes metering and billing arrangements of compensation mechanisms for grid-connected, behind-the-meter distributed generation (DG) systems. View the primer
GUIDE SEP 2017

Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Planning

A guidebook to help power system planners, key decisionmakers, and stakeholders understand and use the REZ transmission planning process to integrate transmission expansion and renewable energy generation planning. View the guide
REPORT SEP 2017

Energizing Equality

An assessment of the integration of gender equality principles in national energy policies and frameworks worldwide. View the report
REPORT JUL 2017

Gender Equality in Renewable Energy in the Lower Mekong

An overview of renewable energy sectors in the Lower Mekong countries, an assessment of gender issues within the sectors, and recommendations for promoting gender equality and responsiveness. View the report
GUIDE JUN 2017

Powering Agriculture Gender Guidance Resources

Six topical guides from the Powering Agriculture Grand Challenge focusing on integrating gender into the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for the agricultural sector. View the guide
REPORT JAN 2017

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Off-Grid Solar Investments

Presents a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of four off-grid solar energy investments in East Africa through USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV). View the report
PRIMER NOV 2016

The Basics of Competition & Auctions For Renewable Energy

This technical note explains how new procurement processes work and why they are changing the renewable energy landscape. View the primer
REPORT Jan 2016

Engendering Utilities Phase I Report

Summarizes the research phase of the Engendering Utilities program aiming to improve gender diversity in power sector utilities. View the report
REPORT SEP 2014

Women at the Forefront of the Clean Energy Future

A white paper on the implementation of gender responsive clean energy and climate change mitigation initiatives. Findings identify and address knowledge gaps and provide recommendations for actions and further research. View the report

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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