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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. 

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Catalyst /ˈkæt̬.əl.ɪst
someone or something that causes a big change

Through its work, our firm seeks to manifest its name. This includes being:


“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.

Our Expertise

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.
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Some of Our Partners And Clients

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