Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Global Electricity Technology Deployment
The e8 is working with the United Nations, developing country governments and local utility company partners to promote electricity technology deployment through the construction and operation of small power projects and human capacity-building activities. To date, the e8 has shared its experience in engineering, environmental protection, financing and public policy development with over 40 countries in all regions of the world.
In the summer of 2010, the e8 and its partnering organizations launched the global initiative for “Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships” to advance sustainable electricity development. The focus of the initiative is to jointly identify effective and meaningful partnerships that support and promote the global deployment of low - and zero-emitting electricity technologies at national, regional and international levels.
A survey of practitioners from the private, public and civil society sectors yielded information with supporting case studies identifying policy and project characteristics that establish an attractive financial risk-reward atmosphere to bring low-carbon electricity projects to completion. Nine recommendations distill the perspectives and experience of the survey respondents.