Investment strategy

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding focuses mainly on developing and investing in the development of small to medium-sized (up to 50 MW) renewable energy projects where it believes potential is particularly high because of:

  • an increasing demand for energy;
  • excellent natural resources (hydro, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal) to generate renewable energy;
  • strong demand for capital and local expertise;
  • a favorable regulatory framework, particularly toward small renewables and private-sector participation in the energy sector. 

While responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding aims to diversify among a variety of technologies (mainly solar, biomass, wind and hydro), its main focus is on small- to medium-scale low-impact run-of-the-river hydropower, an area in which we see great potential in terms of MW (1,500 MW planned by local governments out of a total of 11,000 MW of potential hydro capacity in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda alone), and which is underserved by the larger project developers.

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding focuses both on attractive and successful renewable energy businesses and on creating prosperity by providing households and businesses with access to basic necessities for further development and improved living standards.

Renewable Energy Potential
a) Solar PV and Wind

*Generation potential based on all suitable areas in the respective countries
**Wind and solar PV generation potential based on a capacity factor > 20%

Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa (A GIS-based approach), IRENA, 2014

b) Small Hydropower, Geothermal and Biomass

*May include average values from source data
**Biomass potential for Rwanda not provided as the Government of Rwanda plans to decentralize implementation of biomass programmes from central to local government level; with programmes aimed at commercial/domestic scale.

a) Climate Investment Funds, Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries, “Investment Plan for Tanzania,” 2013.
b) Kenya Energy Regulatory Commission, “SREP Investment Plan for Kenya,” 2012.
c) The Renewable Energy Policy for Uganda, 2007
d) AfDB, Rwanda Energy Sector Review and Action Plan, 2013
e) Republic of Rwanda, Energy Sector Strategic Plan, 2013

Energy Deficit in East Africa

East African Power Master Plan (Phase I – Final Interim Report)