The SDG 7 Results facility is restricted to renewable sources, otherwise it is technology neutral. The service level provided to a household will be rated according to the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP). The minimum service levels as mentioned on this page are required, along with documentation to substantiate claims that a particular type of stove or electricity access system meets a certain service level:
Specifications for each tier can be found in tables 3 and 4 of annex 2 of the Administrative rules published in the Government Gazette (unofficial translation) and on the website of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
Tier is the term used to describe the service level ratings in the Multi-Tier Framework. The tiers range from 0-5. Attributes in the context of the ESMAP MTF may include: user convenience, affordability, fuel availability, cooking exposure, cookstove efficiency, safety, legality, power and duration.
For clean cooking
Each stove type proposed for distribution under the SDG 7 Results facility should at least comply with the requirements set at tier 2 for each MTF attribute. For charcoal stoves, there is an exception for cooking exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. In this case, tier 1 emission levels are acceptable.
You need to provide the following two documents with the grant application to show that these requirements have been met. Also to demonstrate the service level provided to a household for each type of stove:
1. An official test report indicating the stove’s performance with respect to the ISO-IWA 2012 standards on high-power thermal efficiency (cookstove efficiency), safety and high-power CO and particulate matter (PM) emissions (cooking exposure). Test reports following the new ISO/TC 285 Voluntary performance standards will also be accepted.
2. A document (free format) on the 3 attributes: user convenience, affordability and fuel availability which details how the stove complies with the requirements at a specified tier.
For access to electricity
In order to be eligible, the service level provided must at least be rated at tier 1 of this framework. In order to demonstrate the service level provided to a household, the following weblinks and/or documentation should be provided in the grant application.
Tier 1, 2 and individual systems 3
For products rated at tiers 1, 2 and individual systems rated at tier 3:
• The weblink to the specification sheet and the verification letter for the product in question on the Lighting Global products page in the case of products tested by Lighting Global;
• Otherwise, you may submit test reports by other independent testing institutes. Providing certified values for the same parameters as used by Lighting Global.
Tier 4 and non-individual systems 3
For tier 4, and non-individual systems at tier 3, such as micro and mini-grids:
• Proof of the system’s generating, storage and distribution capacity should be provided. Including a description of the system design and certified values for the key parameters of its components (for example the peak power of photovoltaic panels, battery capacity and inverter capacity);
• The service level for individual households should also be laid down in a document stating the intended number of customers in the system, the power available per household (limited by a fuse, for example) and the number of hours of operation (duration);
• In addition for tier 4 systems, a document should be provided describing how the conditions will be met for attributes 3-7 as mentioned in table 1 of annex 2 of the Administrative rules.