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Evaluation of Energy related programme outlines

Since 2008, the Federal German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been funding climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation programmes in developing and newly industrialising countries through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The IKI-Secretariat is managed by the non-profit company The Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH.

In March 2019 the current IKI thematic-oriented selection procedure has been launched. The selection procedure aims to find programme outlines for 12 thematic funding priorities. The IKI has earmarked 240 million euros in funding for the selected programmes. Programmes can each receive funding of 5 to 20 million euros.

Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse reviewed nine outlines from two thematic funding priorities “Energy transition: efficient use of renewable energies including sector coupling” and “Just Transition of coal to renewable energies” with the emphasis on the coherence of the consortium, relevance for country priorities, feasibility, scalability and impact of the project concept, as well as financial efficiency. Additionally, factsheets on the applicant consortia and donor landscape analyses were prepared. The results were presented to the client and a synthesis report submitted.


  • Assessment of the programme outlines
  • Research on the capacities of the applicants and the donor landscapes
  • Presentation of results to the client
  • Drawing up the synthesis report

Customer: Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH

Year: 2019

Supporting the Low Carbon Development of Jiangsu Province Phase III

The project led by GIZ supports its Chinese partners in enabling the transformation towards a green and ecological development way, which is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advances reaching the goals of the 13th / 14th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020 / 2021-2025) of Jiangsu province.

On behalf of GIZ Dr. Langniß prepared and gave speech on Energy Internet in Germany in Jiangsu. In addition, he discussed this topic with Chinese partners, provided them recommendations on development of Energy Internet and conducted site visits.


  • Speech preparation and presentation
  • Conduction of site visits
  • Derivation of recommendations

Client: German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Year: 2019

Prefeasibility study for construction of a biogas power plant in Bamako, Mali

Mali has an average electrification rate of only 35%. Building an environmental-friendly energy system is essential and funded by the government. In this context, the National Agency for the Development of Biofuels (ANADEB) in collaboration with the private company Catalyze has decided to construct a biogas power plant in Bamako. Prior to the construction of the power plant, a pre-feasibility study is required to determine the technical feasibility and cost-effectiveness.

Dr. Ole Langniß, as a senior economist, has identified project costs and developed an economic and financial model for the pre-feasibility study.


  • Development of an economic and financial model to determine the profitability of the biogas power plant
  • Consultations with the client and the project manager

Customer: GOPA-International Energy Consultants GmbH

Year: 2019

Pre-feasibility studies for renewable energy-based Mini-Grids and Energy Centres in Lesotho

Currently, approximately 60% of Lesotho households do not have access to the electricity grid. In the currently ongoing project „Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities to accelerate Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Progress“ investments in renewable energy-based mini-grids and energy centres will be catalysed. The project is expected to implement ten mini-grids and ten energy centres in 20 villages spanning five of ten Lesotho’s districts.

Together with the local partner KRATOS Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse composed pre-feasibility studies for five Lesotho’s districts, where current situation regarding energy supply and consumption in every village was described, potential of renewable energy sources and future development of energy demand were assessed, and possible variants of the energy supply were proposed. The project partners carried out interviews of households, institutional and business customers in every village, in order to identify current and future energy consumption, income level, as well as willingness to pay for energy services. Design of Mini-Grids and Energy Centres was developed in the software tool HOMER Pro. LEA calculated profitability values for every energy supply option. The project partners presented the study results on the stakeholder meeting in Lesotho.


  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Energy system modelling
  • Questionnaire drafting and survey supervision
  • Presentation of results for stakeholders

Customer: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maseru, Lesotho

Year: 2018



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