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Catalyst Energy Advisors
Catalyst is a boutique consulting firm that exclusively focuses on the energy access deficit in emerging markets. Our mission is to help clients navigate the complex energy access landscape, untangling the diversity of business models, technologies, and financing structures that can be leveraged to scale up power solutions for households, businesses, and institutions.
“Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.” - Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. Each of our team members brings well in excess of 10,000 hours working on energy access in emerging markets.
Most of our team members gained their experience building or financing energy access enterprises around the world, at the intersection of public and private finance.
We embrace collaboration, having worked across multiple levels and types of partners, bringing a spirit of openness and teamwork to every engagement we undertake.
We strive for, and settle for nothing less than, excellence in all of our undertakings.
We bring new ideas, insights, and approaches to tackling the world’s energy access challenge.
We don’t pretend to know everything, though we’ll happily work together to find an answer.
Research and Analysis
We’ve undertaken some of the industry’s most groundbreaking research and analysis related to energy access strategy and finance, including climate change considerations.
Our seasoned team of industry practitioners brings their wealth of experience to bear in advising, mentoring, and partnering with local entrepreneurs that are tackling the energy access challenge.
Our deep industry experience enables us to bring a rigorous and pragmatic lens to the due diligence work we undertake on behalf of investors.
Credit risk management
Extending credit to unbanked customers has unlocked a revolution in the energy access sector, known as Pay-as-you go (PAYGo). Our team leverages its experience in building asset financing businesses to help clients understand and manage PAYGo related activities.
Program design and implementation
We design and deliver energy access programs that are grounded in local market realities and unlock scaled impact.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
We help clients develop rigorous and pragmatic approaches to measuring impacts, including developing tools and methodologies that are designed to be mainstreamed in core client activities.
Climate change and a just
To support the global transition away from fossil-fuel-based energy, we conduct a range of modeling for clients, including on GHG emissions trajectories, lifecycle emissions analysis, and carbon finance opportunities.
Where We Work
Catalyst’s team comes from the energy access industry, having assembled best-in-class experts based around the world, many of whom have spent considerable time in emerging markets working on engagements with, for, and on behalf of private-sector, multilateral, non-profit, and government entities. The team’s experience extends to over 50 countries and covers a range of energy technologies from pico-PV products to utility-scale hydro and solar facilities.
Some of Our Partners And Clients
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