Energy

We help our clients – from governments to multinationals and financial institutions – increase the supply of economically viable, environmentally sustainable, socially equitable energy.  Our expertise spans designing evidence-based strategies for entering emerging markets, developing business models for doing business with low-income consumers, policy analysis, innovative financing to find energy delivery models.

Cleaning Up Cooking In Urban Kenya With LPG And Bio-ethanol

Today in Kenya, the majority continue to cook with dirty fuels - kerosene, charcoal, and firewood - which cause significant damage to health at a household level and the environment at large. In recent years, clean modern fuels, which significantly reduce these adverse health and environmental impacts, have become increasingly available and cost-competitive in Kenya. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) penetration has increased rapidly over the past five years, especially in Nairobi.

New Dalberg Study Shows Social, Economic and Environmental Viability of Scaling Ethanol Cooking Fuel in Kenya

Dalberg Advisors has today announced the principal findings of a triple-bottom-line study on scaling clean ethanol cooking fuel in Kenya, including a comparative analysis with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). These findings have been released to coincide with the Sustainable Energy for All Forum taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-3 May.

Dalberg’s principal findings include:

* The majority of Kenyans cook with unhealthy and environmentally-destructive fuels such as charcoal and kerosene;

[Podcast] Gaurav Gupta on UNLEASH, What Makes An Effective Social Enterprise, and Much More

Sustainable development is the term for the dual imperative—economic growth and environmental sustainability. But often there is confusion over the business case for going green. Gaurav Gupta, the Regional Director of Dalberg Advisors, works collaboratively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to fuel inclusive growth. He is also the Director of Unleash, a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world.

Malavika Jain Bambawale

Malavika is a Partner out of Dalberg’s Singapore office. Her experience includes projects in clean energy, smart cities, sustainable agriculture, and climate change and low carbon infrastructure development.

Jesse Baver

Jesse is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s London office. His experience, primarily in Africa and with a special focus on development finance and agriculture, includes financial and economic analysis, fund structuring, business model development, and market entry strategies.

The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report Released

A new report released today by the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program, Dalberg Advisors and GOGLA finds that the global off-grid solar industry has taken a leap in the past year to help developing countries reach their energy access goals. Dalberg estimates that, to date, the off-grid solar sector has provided improved electricity to as many as 360 million people.

How Solar Power can be Made Even More Attractive for Africa

I was born and raised in Kenya, a child of the city brought up with a deep love for my ancestral home of Oyani. Nestled between Lake Victoria and the Maasai Mara, it was a place we fondly referred to as “the promised land”.

Inyenyeri and Dalberg Form a New Partnership to Bring Clean Cookstoves to sub Saharan Africa

Inyenyeri, an organization devoted to bringing clean cookstoves to Rwanda, is working with Dalberg, a collection of impact-driven business, to improve access to clean cookstoves.

Opportunities abound in off-grid appliances market

There has been a significant growth in clean energy technology markets globally and regionally – mostly focusing on solar lanterns and solar home systems – that have benefited millions of electrified homes. However, only basic electrification services have been provided so far – typically this is enough power to charge a few phones and to power on two to four lights for four to six hours a day. This has been the case for solar solutions and also mini- and micro-grids.

Looking Beyond Off-Grid Energy to a Holistic Approach to Off-Grid Societies

Under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, a thousand global leaders from the private and public sector who are helping to shape the continent’s future gathered in Durban this past week for The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. Discussions ranged from ending famine, to addressing the problems of apartheid in South Africa, and highlighting innovations that are transforming people’s lives across the continent.