Financial Models for Energy Efficiency in Water Services Across South Africa


To develop replicable models for financing energy and water efficiency projects within municipal water supply systems.

Main Activities

  • Incorporate project financing into USAID-funded Watergy projects in seven South African cities;
  • Develop Watergy financial models that address legal and financial barriers impeding the development of sustainable municipal water energy efficiency projects;
  • Compile a set of case studies for completed and on-going water energy efficiency projects and their financing;
  • Organise high-level policy roundtable to engage governments, business and financial sector support;
  • Develop official capacities of participating municipalities for policies, financing and technologies for water efficiency improvements.

Expected Impact

  • Reduction in cost savings through financial models to fund energy conservation;
  • Replication in other countries in the region that are struggling with energy shortages and poor delivery of urban water services.
Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Business&Finance)

Stage of project: 



2005 - 2006


€ 193,212 including co-funding from USAID

Implementing agency: 

Alliance to Save Energy

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom