Partnering Initiatives

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To provide support and timely information to policymakers worldwide, the Clean Energy Solutions Center harnesses expertise and resources around the world and collaborates with many organizations, countries and international initiatives. Partners of the Solutions Center include CEM member countries (Australia, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America) as well as international organizations that provide in-kind expertise and resources in support of Solutions Center services and activities.

Featured Partnership Initiative—Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids

The Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) for mini-grids was developed to address the root challenges to providing safe, high-quality, and financially viable mini-grid power systems to remote customers. The QAF was developed in partnerships between the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Power Africa, and the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP). Learn more about the QAF.

Other Partner Initiatives

The Solutions Center and its partners collaborate on a variety of initiatives designed to address gaps in clean energy policy resources and help advance renewable energy adoption throughout the world.

Clean Energy Grid Integration Network

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, along with the 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP), Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and Asia LEDS Partnership, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched the Clean Energy Grid Integration Network (CEGIN). Through policy development and technical assistance, this initiative seeks to help developing countries achieve and manage grid penetration of high levels of variable renewable energy generation. Learn more

Clean Energy Regulators Initiative

Energy regulators play a critical role in establishing vibrant energy markets in which investments and programs in clean energy are encouraged. To serve in this role effectively, energy regulators need to be supported and well-informed on current developments and best practices. Engaged collaboration across existing regulator networks and communities of practice presents valuable opportunities for knowledge sharing and peer learning. To this end, The Clean Energy Solutions Center has partnered with the 21st Century Power Partnership and the Clean Energy Ministerial to establish the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative (CERI) as a key source of information on clean energy that leverages the resources of existing networks. Learn more.

Policies and Measures Data

thumbnail of IEA PAMS website bannerThe Clean Energy Solutions Center is a key partner in supporting the International Energy Agency's Policies and Measures Databases to provide a comprehensive, dynamic and broadly available clean energy policy information resource. This partnership reflects the synergistic missions of the IEA and the Solutions Center to facilitate international collaboration towards achieving a low-carbon future. Learn more.

Public Databases for Subnational Clean Energy Policies

thumbnail of Developing an Online Database of National and Sub-national Clean Energy Policies report coverAs national and subnational governments enact new policies and incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, online databases that provide a single access point to information about a country’s clean energy policy can be valuable assets. To this end, the Clean Energy Solutions Center has released a report, Developing an Online Database of National and Sub-national Clean Energy Policies, which was designed to support countries interested in creating a centralized online database to improve access to clean energy policy information. Learn more.

  • India — The Clean Energy Solutions Center worked with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to release the Indian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREEED) for policies, regulations and incentives. Learn more.
  • Mexico — Drawing on its experience with the India Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Database (IREED), the Clean Energy Solutions Center is providing technical guidance to the Secretaría de Energía de México on developing a policy database for the country. This effort, which will include project development, policy information, and IT and database design, is expected to involve officials from six agencies and at least five states.

Expert Assistance Partnerships

The Clean Energy Solutions Center has formalized partnerships that help expand the Ask an Expert service.

Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network

A collaboration between the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the jointly-led Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN) leverages both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners to help countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs. Learn more.

International Smart Grid Action Network

The Solutions Center has partnered with the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) to make smart grid expertise available to a wider global audience through the Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert service. Providing no-cost assistance with smart grid program design to countries around the world, this service will complement the existing clean energy policy assistance offered by the Solutions Center and will be available to government agencies and technical institutes supporting governments from any country.

Proposed Initiatives

The Solutions Center is in the process of establishing initiatives that will provide expanded clean energy policy information and services to new audiences.

Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center

Access to finance is a primary obstacle to the large-scale deployment of clean energy and energy-smart technologies and practices around the world. Designed for policymakers and select practitioners, this initiative—the Clean Energy Finance Solutions Center—will provide fast-response expert assistance, a robust library of categorized and cross-referenced information, and other supportive resources on innovative finance mechanisms and policies.

Energy Efficient Cities Initiative

To harness the multiple efforts on subnational energy efficiency policy support through governments, multilateral institutions, and other partners that are currently underway, the Solutions Center cities portal will provide a centralized and dedicated service covering a range of resources, data and tools, along with training and no-cost expert policy consultations. Through this portal, city policymakers and practitioners will have a reliable, easy-to-use resource that offers original content, expert services, and access to external tools and resources to enable them to advance energy efficiency policies, programs and measures.

All Solutions Center Partners

  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Caribbean Community
  • Clean Energy Education and Empowerment
  • Climate Policy Initiative
  • Climate Technology Centre and Network
  • Collaborative Labeling and Standards Program
  • Economic Community of West African States Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  • Enerdata
  • Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas
  • Global Buildings Performance Network
  • Global Cool Cities Alliance
  • Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership
  • ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)
  • Institute for Industrial Productivity
  • International Council on Clean Transportation
  • International Energy Agency
  • International Smart Grid Action Network
  • Leonardo Energy
  • Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership
  • OpenEI
  • Private Financing Advisory Network
  • R20 Regions of Climate Action
  • Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
    • Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute
  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation
  • The International Renewable Energy Agency
  • The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
  • The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
  • 21st Century Power Partnership
  • Under 2 Coalition
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United Nations Foundation
  • World Resources Institute