Demand-side Subsidies for Energy Access Webinar 4 | Exit Strategy Approaches for Subsidy Programs

December 6, 14:00 CET

The End User Subsidy Lab (EUSL), a joint initiative among partners ESMAP/Lighting Global, GOGLA, Energising Development (EnDev), and the Clean Cook Alliance (CCA), is a platform for pooling knowledge, technical expertise, and funding for demand-side subsidies (DSS). This webinar series organized by the EUSL will guide us through the key elements of designing demand-side subsidies programmes to facilitate the implementation of overarching energy access strategies. Each webinar will be 75 minutes with the main objective to support in-depth dialogue and discussion around lessons learned, challenges, and ‘how to’.

The fourth webinar focuses on exit strategy approaches. Though a final exit from energy access subsidies may not be possible before the goal of universal access is achieved, on a program level, an exit strategy will likely be part of the design. We will discuss various approaches to a program-level exit strategy and design considerations for a responsible exit, including ending after the program target is met, a progressive phaseout or narrowing of the target, and preparations for a permanent revolving facility. Key questions include: How to design an exit aligned to the project target within the longer-term access goals? Can subsidies actually be phased out after the target is achieved? Are there enough funds to fulfill this target or might recurrent subsidies be needed?

Join us for this rich experiential discussion.

When: Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00 PM EAT/ 1:00 PM CET/7:00 AM EDT

Find more details on the webinar series here.