The Real Time Learning Component of the ESRES Programme aims to research the adoption of renewable energy in Somaliland as a result of the hybrid mini-grid pilot. These results will also be used to assess the possibilities of a funding platform for renewable energy in the near future. Read here about the RTL Project Overview.
RTL is a new approach to learning within complex programmes. It is focused on observing implementation of the programme – discussing with stakeholders and direct observation of key implementation phases – and extracting lessons and framing constructive changes to the programme. Read here about the Adaptive Learnign Strategy.
As part of the Adaptive Learning Strategy, RTL has produced several reports:
The baseline study outlines the existing situations in the 6 of the ESRES sites before the implementation of the Hybrid Mini-Grids. Real-Time Learning (RTL) reviewed documents and collected field information at 3 of the ESRES site. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used to gain a better understanding of electricity usage, pricing, accessibility, and affordability among low-income households, businesses, and public institutions. The study also looked at stakeholder perceptions regarding energy service provision and awareness on the ESRES project. Gathering baseline and end line data will allow RTL to determine project outcomes and recommendations for phase 2. A similar ‘end-line’ study will be conducted in 2018, after the Hybrid Mini Grid Systems have been installed. Read here about the ESRES Baseline survey; Pricing, access and affordability issues.