The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust leads the consortium that provides oversight and management of the TEA platform. This includes support on communication, improving customer and energy portfolio data, gender equality and African inclusion and the delivery of PREO, focusing on productive uses and acceleration services to Energy Catalyst projects.

Shell Foundation

Shell Foundation supports innovators to test new technology and enterprise models that can contribute towards the SDGs, achieve financial independence and operate at scale.

Energy Catalyst

Innovate UK manages the Energy Catalyst which accelerates the innovation needed to end energy poverty and improve lives across Africa and Asia.

Energy 4 Impact

Energy 4 Impact is a non-profit organisation working with local businesses to extend access to energy in Africa, impacting the quality of life for millions of people. Energy 4 Impact has offices in five African countries, and project experience in over 30, and has worked with over 5,500 African energy SMEs and microenterprises.


Rather than investing traditional capital, Acumen invests philanthropic, or “patient,” capital that provides start-ups with the flexibility and security to grow their business and reach as many poor customers as possible.


Shortlist place African graduates into energy access companies for an initial year supported by the TEA programme.

TEA - Learning Partnership

The TEA Learning Partnership aims to build the necessary human capital to achieve SDG 7 and increase access to affordable, clean and safe energy for all.

African Management Institute (AMI)

AMI provide training to mid-level managers in energy access companies supported by the TEA programme.

Global Distributors Collective

The Global Distributors Collective (GDC) is a collective of last mile distributors around the world. The GDC is dedicated to supporting and representing last mile distribution companies to help them reach unserved customers with life-changing products, and to developing the last mile distribution sector as a whole.

Loughborough University

The LCEDN was funded to deliver an integrated 18 month 'Partnerships for Skills Development’ programme of activities designed to fast-track TEA activity.


CrossBoundary’s mini-grid innovation lab aims to provide more power, to more people at less cost.

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

GOGLA is leading on the PowerUp! project which focusses on activating and strengthening National Renewable Energy Associations so that they can in turn promote off-grid solar markets.

NIRAS LTS International

Research to assist biomass energy entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers to assess the feasibility, use and applications of promising bioenergy technologies in Africa.


CLASP delivers the Global LEAP Solar E-Waste Challenge: A program to support innovations in off-grid solar e-waste management.


The Universal Energy Facility, managed by Sustainable Energy for All, is a multi-donor results-based financing facility that provides incentive payments to eligible organizations deploying energy solutions and providing verified end-user electricity connections (including mini-grids and solar home systems) and clean cooking solutions based on pre-determined standards.


Growing Government Engagement in Energy Access is led by SouthSouthNorth and CLUB-ER, the association of African Rural Electrification Agencies (REAs). The project aims to accelerate access to clean energy in Africa by providing South-South learning opportunities for government officials in Africa from central government, local government and REAs.

ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)

Enabling African Cities for Transformative Energy Access (ENACT) is designed to support conditions for local governments to engage with the private sector in planning and delivering sustainable energy services to households and micro-enterprises in informal settlements.

AFUR (African Forum for Utility Regulators)

Mainstreaming Mini-Grid Tariff Settlement tools and methodologies aims to develop a single tool that can be used across the African continent for regulators to set mini-grid tariffs based on what affordable for customers, a subsidy per connection, the number of customers they wish to connect.

PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities)

PREO stimulates energy demand in rural Africa as a way of creating sustainable jobs and reducing poverty through economic growth and empowering women.

Energise Africa

Energise Africa is a platform enabling the crowd to invest in solar energy in Africa.

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use to address the climate emergency. Our work focuses on reaching net zero targets by taking action to reduce energy consumption, installing new infrastructure and accelerating a move to sustainable, low carbon lifestyles.

Efficiency for Access

Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high-performing appliances that enable access to clean energy for the world’s poorest people. It is a catalyst for change, accelerating the growth of off-grid appliance markets to boost incomes, reduce carbon emissions, improve quality of life, and support sustainable development.

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