Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong)

NIRAS was contracted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland to undertake the EEP Mekong project.

The project aims to increase access to sustainable, affordable and reliable energy through the deployment of clean energy application in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The partnership’s focus is on projects in all subjects of clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), bridging the gap between a good project idea and a bankable project.

Phase 1 was concluded in October 2014, conducted four Calls for Proposals, received proposals for 432 national and regional projects, resulting in 39 projects in clean energy application funded.

Phase 2 aims to stimulate the clean energy market, through business development and capacity building, as well as improved policy framework. It integrates Result-based Financing Mechanism and Human Rights-based Approach, promotes clean energy market deployment, aiming at larger size projects to achieve sustainable impacts. Manly targeting project developers from private sector, but also supporting Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and public sector entities.