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TEA - Transforming Energy Access

UK aid from the British people

Programme Data Last Updated: 18/04/2023

IATI Identifier: GB-1-204867


TEA is the flagship £225 million FCDO research and innovation platform supporting early-stage testing and scale-up of innovative technologies and business models that accelerate access to affordable, clean, and modern energy in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Sharan Africa, South Asia, and the Indo-Pacific, enabling sustainable and inclusive growth. TEA seeks to improve clean energy access for 25 million people, create 170,000 long-term jobs in the clean energy market, and leverage £1.3 billion from private and public sources for clean energy technology research, innovation and scale-up. It contributes to International Climate Finance (ICF) objectives and is the main FCDO platform for the £1bn UK Ayrton Fund commitment for clean energy innovation between 2021 and 2026. TEA is being delivered by four lead FCDO partners - Carbon Trust, Innovate UK, Shell Foundation, and ESMAP – and hundreds of downstream partners operating in the clean energy space.

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