Jua Energy formally joined the Lighting Global membership

 

 

 

 

Issue #11 January 2016

 

 

 

Dear GOGLA members and friends,

Happy New Year and warm wishes from the GOGLA team for a productive and energizing 2016. I am happy to say that we have much to look forward to within our organization and our sector in the year ahead.

2016 kicks off in style this week with GOGLA's announcement of its alignment with the IRIS initiative on a set of standardized impact metrics that can be used to understand the impact of the off-grid energy sector. The partnership aims to further advance the use of the GOGLA harmonized impact metrics framework and comes in the same week that the latest round of member data collection commences. More on this below and at https://iris.thegiin.org/off-grid-energy-metrics

Elsewhere, the Third Market Trends Report is nearing completion with publication expected within the next month or so. This report is not to be missed and each GOGLA member will receive an individual hard copy in addition to the available online versions. 

For our French speaking readers, you will note that the policy report, "Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy" is now available en français and is an effective advocacy tool when speaking with French speaking governments. 

GOGLA also extends a warm welcome to two of our newest members, JUA Energy and Energy Access Ventures. We look forward to working with them in 2016 and beyond. 

As always in the newsletter you will find important news updates from GOGLA members, sector news updates and a list of interesting upcoming industry events. 

Koen Peters, GOGLA Executive Director

 

 

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GOGLA Announces Alignment with IRIS on Standardized Impact Metrics

 

 

GOGLA is happy to announce its alignment with the IRIS initiative on a set of standardized impact metrics that can be used to understand the impact of the off-grid energy sector. The partnership aims to further advance the use of the GOGLA harmonized impact metrics framework that will strengthen the efficiency, credibility, and consistency in the reporting process.

Organizations including manufacturers, distributors, multilateral programs, and industry groups can adopt this set of core metrics as a key piece of reporting. The standardized framework enables industry-wide aggregation and confers credibility on the results of off-grid energy enterprises. Ultimately, this standardized reporting and benchmarking will help attract investment and working capital, and will drive policy discussion, advocacy efforts, and other initiatives to help the sector scale.

GOGLA commences the latest round of data collection via online member questionnaires this week. For further information on how you can contribute to the data collection process please email info@gogla.org

The table below summarises GOGLA's harmonised framework metrics;

• People reached with improved energy access, ever

• People reached with improved energy access, with active products

• People living with their basic energy needs met, SE4All framework tiers used 

• Livelihoods supported

• Status quo lighting sources i.e. kerosene lamps, no longer in use because of solar product use

• Average potential extra hours of light due to solar product use

• Average potential extra lumens of light due to solar product use

• Average saved per household due to reduced spending on status quo lighting due to solar product use, over the lifetime of the solar product

• Total saved due to reduced spending on status quo lighting due to solar product use, over the lifetime of the solar product

• Total tonnes of carbon dioxide and black carbon CO₂ equivalent emissions averted due to solar product use

The IRIS initiative is managed by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN offers IRIS as a free public good to support transparency, credibility, and accountability in impact measurement practices across the impact investing industry.

For more information on the set of aligned metrics please visit: https://iris.thegiin.org/off-grid-energy-metrics 

 

 

 

Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy Report Now Available In French

ÉLABORER UNE POLITIQUE D’ÉCLAIRAGE HORS RÉSEAU EFFICACE NOTE D’ORIENTATION À L’ATTENTION DES GOUVERNEMENTS EN AFRIQUE This report (now available in both English and French) provides strategic advice to policymakers within governments and regulatory agencies to accelerate the penetration of efficient off-grid lighting products. It includes an industry perspective on how various policy measures could stimulate growth of the efficient off-grid lighting …

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GOGLA Vacancy - Research and Analysis Intern

GOGLA is seeking a motivated intern related to international development to support the GOGLA Office. The Office serves the role of facilitator, coordinator, representative and fundraiser of the Association. You will work in an international and dynamic environment. Your tasks will concentrate on research and analysis for the organization. You will also support the work of the GOGLA Office on …

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