TASF will provide various technical services to developers that will cover resource-related, environmental and social issues, among other areas. Market identification, site selection and determination of the willingness to pay are critical needs for developers. This could also include support for the permitting and licensing processes. The TASF will recommend minimum technical standards and specifications as well as offer support to developers who may need assistance with technical design works and construction.
TASF will provide firm-level support through a menu of services that includes pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, regulatory compliance, technical design and evaluation, procurement, community engagement, preparation of business plans and models, financial and economic modelling, market and risk assessments, tariff estimation and setting, and financial closure. In line with the business planning, support will also be provided for pricing of energy services including tariff setting and billing methods.
The TASF will provide advice on the types of financing available within the commercial, quasi-commercial and non-commercial options. Developers will benefit from in-depth support in financial modelling. As part of the feasibility assessment, economic and financial analysis support that determines key bankability indicators and the sensitivity of the business will be offered. This will also include investment readiness assessment, feedback on investor materials, selection of relevant financiers, introductions, and advice throughout the process.
Under this service, TASF will provide from basic support, such as business registration, to more complex services, such as environmental and social compliance to land access, the Consultant will provide developers with a spectrum of services that will enable them comply with the national and sub-national legal and policy requirements. Land rights, water permits, environmental impact assessments, generation licenses, distribution licenses, power purchase agreements (for grid-tied mini-grids), construction permits, and tax obligations, are just some of the requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to operate mini-grids.
Energy 4 Impact will also be organizing 12 financial and business development related trainings and workshops across various regions of Tanzania. The topics and schedule of workshops will be carefully planned with the motive of meeting mini-grid developers’ priority and needs. Also a regular feedback will be collected from the developers on the trainings they have already attended to ensure effectiveness of the subsequent trainings/workshops.
Find the schedule and the topic of the next training/workshop here below.
Power Point Presentations
Presentation on: Investors perspective of the mini-grid market and financial instruments to support mini-grids in Tanzania
Presentation on: Technical Standards and Specification