20+ Years of Impact

REEEP was established at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002
REEEP's Story
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is founded at the Johannesburg World Summit for Sustainable Development.
A total of 48 projects are funded in REEEP's 1st and 2nd programme cycles; establishment of International Secretariat at the Vienna International Centre in Austria.
REEEP's 3rd-8th programme cycles distribute more than €14.4 million in funding to 155 clean energy projects in 57 developing countries.
REEEP launches its 9th programme cycle aimed at supporting SMEs offering solutions within the water–energy–food nexus in low- and middle-income countries.
REEEP expands its role in data for impact, developing new products and helping create the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, the Climate Tagger Toolkit and the CKB Coordination Hub.
The Swedish Government and REEEP launch the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ). REEEP takes on co-hosting of the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) jointly with UNIDO.
REEEP develops a working prototype of an innovative dedicated software system to manage data collection, storage, access, analysis and visualisation called Edison, now redeployed as Prospect.
The Swedish Government, REEEP and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) launch the Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA). REEEP launches Southern Africa Renewable Energy Investment and Growth Programme (SOARING).
2020 - 2024
REEEP today
BGFZ reaches its goal to bring modern energy services to more than one million Zambians /// PFAN reaches the milestone of leveraging USD 3 billion of investment since its inception in 2006. /// The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa programme expands into a total of six sub-Sahran African countries. /// REEEP celebrates 20 years of market development experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. /// Launch of the 11th Programme Cycle - PURE Growth, which will focus on productive use of renewable energy in agri-food value chains: on-farm needs such as irrigation, as well as cooling and processing solutions.

REEEP's timeline in the 2022 Annual Report

Find out more about REEEP's history in our 2022 Annual Report