Eswatini Investment Case for Sustainable Energy in Health and Education Facilities

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UNICEFEswatini/Karin/2023

Highlights

The report of the “Investment Case for Sustainable Energy in Health and Education Facilities in Eswatini" offers a comprehensive analysis that highlights the multiple benefits associated with investing in sustainable energy solutions for health and education facilities in the country. It provides a comprehensive overview of the methodology employed in developing the investment case. This includes the creation of a cutting-edge renewable energy sizing tool, as well as the selection of public education facilities and public health facilities across the country. The renewable energy sizing tool, in particular, encompassed various dimensions, including the dimensions and composition of buildings, the existing energy and water supply, the levels of demand for these resources, inquiries related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), as well as the appliances present and their patterns of usage. The report offers valuable insights regarding the electricity demand specifically within health and education facilities. It also delves into the sizing of renewable energy systems, the financial aspects involved, the potential impact on fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as the associated risks and possible mitigation strategies. Furthermore, the report concludes with recommendations and outlines the subsequent steps to be taken in this regard. It provides a comprehensive and insightful analysis that can greatly benefit stakeholders who are keen on making investments in sustainable energy solutions for health and education facilities in Eswatini.

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