Global CSR project platform

Fight climate change and poverty with sustainable development.

The Yellow Energy Initiative aims at providing governments with effective technical and financial solutions for climate change adaption and increasing awareness of the impact that the provision of clean energy has on impoverished rural communities in Asia and Africa. The YEI project platform enables easy identification and reservation of impactful CSR projects.

The provision of hybrid mini-grid systems enables local communities to start new life-enhancing businesses. With the support of the international CSR community, new rural electrification projects are carried out and joint ventures established to enable sustainable local economic development.

Like the yellow color, the initiative creates optimism, confidence, and resilience. Providing access to electricity is the most effective way to reduce poverty and at the same time a great opportunity to conduct sustainable business operations.

Process in a nutshell

1. Match your brand, business and stakeholder interests with a customized CSR project.

2. Beneficiaries start new businesses with provided green or hybrid energy.

3. Your project generates revenue for beneficiaries and leads to optimism and resilience.

YEI Projects


Shamanic Waste-to-Energy Project, Western Indonesia

One of the earth’s best-preserved indigenous cultures in Western indonesia is close to being extinguished by the impact of unsustainable modernization. The pristine nature surrounding the shaman and hunter communities is endangered by illegal logging, plantations, and tourism. Lack of proper waste management and inadequate energy equity have become serious issues for sustainable development of the communities and environmental protection.

This project provides the communities with a waste-to-energy solution that both improves local energy equity through increased renewable power supply and reduces poverty by enabling new forms of employment and business activities. The investor may engage in power sales and inclusive business with project beneficiaries.

YEI Project ID: IN001

Project Scope: 77,000 people

Project Budget: 6,000,000 USD

Activity: Access to energy, technical and business training

Output: 1 MW MSW and biomass gasification power plant, new inclusive businesses

Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, higher income for indigenous population, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions, improved waste and landscape management

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved socio-economic integration and community livelihood, reduced poverty through new employment and business opportunities enabled by access to electricity and subcontracting

Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, income through power sales, dividends USD/year (JV members)


Bamboo Gasification Project, Southern Myanmar

A mechanical forest industry factory with substantial amounts of wood waste as well as nearby communities suffer from unreliable and low-quality electricity grid. Local industrial operations fail to reach their intended profitability and smaller metal- and woodworking workshops are unable to use, for instance, welding equipment due to the erratic power supply.

This project provides the factory with a bamboo gasification power plant that will also provide the neighboring community with reliable supply of renewable power. A one kilometer transmission line will be run from the factory to the households and workshops and the existing poor-quality grid replaced with a new mini-grid. The investor may do inclusive business with the entrepreneurial community while selling power to the factory in a joint venture arrangement.

YEI Project ID: MY001

Project Scope: 150–1,250 people (30–300 households, factory)

Project Budget: 3,000,000–21,500,000 USD

Activity: Access to energy, technical and business training

Output: 1–10 MW biomass gasification power plant, new inclusive businesses

Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, higher income for project beneficiaries, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions, improved waste management

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved community livelihood, reduced poverty through new employment and business opportunities enabled by reliable access to electricity

Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, income through power sales, dividends X USD/year (JV members)

Vietnam 001

Floating Island Power Project, Southern Vietnam

Rice paddy workers/farmers who live on floating islands in the Mekong delta have meager access to electricity. Their income level is mere 40–80 EUR/month, which causes safety risk hazards and insecurity and deprivation of education and other employment opportunities. This YEI project equips these households with solar home systems (SHS) and value-adding appliances that help mitigate these problems.

The investor has the opportunity to partner with the local government on a lease scheme for the provision of SHS and/or with project beneficiaries on new inclusive business operations (production and sale of refigerated beverages, handicrafts, and tailoring services).

YEI Project ID: VN001

Project Scope: 300 households, 1100 people (500 women, 400 men, 200 children)

Project Budget: 800,000 USD of which 260,000 USD by provincial government

Indicators: USD generated, average tax income, number of households with SHS, GHG reduction %

Activity: Access to energy, business training Output: SHS, IPP, new inclusive businesses

Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, new joint ventures which leads to income through product and service sales

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved community livelihood and security, higher tax income, improved economic integration, higher education level

Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, dividends of X USD/year (JV members), lease income

Vietnam 002

Droplets of Sunlight Project, Eastern Vietnam

Farmers without access to the grid face many barriers trying to develop profitable business in Vietnam, a country whose agriculture sector equals a fifth of the national GDP: Because of insufficient access to electricity, environmentally-unfriendly methods of power generation are used. Due to the high diesel price, much of the otherwise obtainable profits are lost. The crops do not develop optimally, which leads to lower sales prices. Unprofessional irrigation of the plantations leads to non-effective production.

The project provides the farmers with a reliable and environmentally-friendly way for drip irrigation. Farmers gain access to sustainable electricity either through co-investment or lease scheme. CO2 emissions at the farms are reduced. Local irrigation knowledge and methods are improved. Knowledge of renewable energy enabled farming is increased. The relationship between investment in sustainable farming methods and profitability is effectively communicated.

YEI Project ID: VN002

Project Scope: 25 plantations (~100 people)

Project Budget: 700,000 USD

Activity: Access to energy, technical and business training

Output: Solar powered water pumping and drip irrigation systems, new inclusive businesses

Outcome: Access to sustainable energy, farmers gain higher income, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved socio-economic integration and community livelihood, reduced poverty through higher productivity and profitability

Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, lease income

Vietnam 003

Paradise Power Project, Southern Vietnam

The main sources of livelihood for a community living in an exceptionally picturesque setting in Southern Vietnam are fishing, tourism, and agriculture. Further development of the local economy is slow as the supply of power is erratic and the power supplied is of relatively low quality. The current diesel powered grid is insufficient to cover the needs of the local industry and population.

This project contributes to the provision of electricity, local economic development, and improvement of safety, security, and well-being of the local population by introducing a solar power park that increases the power supply and improves the quality of distributed electricity. With the upgraded power supply, the community can start new business operations and develop existing entrepreneurial activities. The investor engages in a power sales effort through a power purchase agreement and may promote inclusive business opportunities amongst the population.

YEI Project ID: VN003

Project Scope: 8,500 people

Project Budget: 6,000,000 USD

Activity: Access to energy, technical and business training

Output: 4 MW solar power plant, new inclusive businesses

Outcome: Access to sustainable renewable energy, higher income for local population, new employment and business opportunities, reduced CO2 emissions

Impact: Sustainable energy production, improved socio-economic integration and community livelihood, reduced poverty through new employment and business opportunities enabled by access to electricity and subcontracting through a complementary value chain position with the investor

Brand Building and Reputation Management: Stronger brand image, CSR effectiveness, income through power sales, dividends of X USD/year (JV members)


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Partners

The Yellow Energy Initiative partners with renowned international technology suppliers whose proven power solutions enable cost-efficient and reliable provision of clean and good-quality electricity where it is needed the most.

YEI also has partnerships with other organizations whose expertise and local know-how enable efficient networking as well as professional communication and reporting on the electrification and inclusive business CSR projects.

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