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AFRY develops software tools to meet local energy needs in AFRICA

AFRY provides technical support to RES4Africa

RES4Africa (Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa) is a foundation that support Africa’s energy transition, in order to achieve the SDG7. Their mission is to create favourable conditions for scaling up investments in clean energy technologies in the African continent.  

The challenge

RES4Africa and AFRY Management Consulting Italy have developed a methodology to score a country's energy segments on the dimensions openness, readiness and attractiveness. These scores are calculated by weighing and aggregating answers given in a questionnaire, which is filled out by local experts. An Excel spreadsheet has been used to collect data and to calculate scores.  

Erik Johansson works as an IT Architect at AFRY. He is a full stack developer for assignments related to user interfaces and user experience. At RES4Africa, he has designed and implemented a new software tool in close co-operation with the client. Erik belongs to a small group consisting of domain experts from AFRY Italy and RES4Africa.

The solution - R.O.A.R  

The tool, named R.O.A.R (Regulatory Openness, Attractiveness and Readiness), is a desktop application which replaces the Excel spreadsheet. R.O.A.R let users provide answers to the questionnaires, and to visualize and compare the scores that are calculated. The different charts produced by the tool allow users to discover in which areas their country should focus their efforts, and to benchmark their energy sectors against those of other countries.  

By moving away from Excel the client gets much more freedom and customizability, and reduce the risk of errors that always come with complex spreadsheets. The tool also allows data to be more easily managed by RES4Africa as they collect responses from different participants.

“AFRY has provided valuable technical support to RES4Africa for years. This is the first time our Foundation has developed a software tool, and we are very satisfied with the product. Aside from creating a valuable tool that will be used by us and our stakeholders alike, AFRY has also continuously been in close communication with us to understand our needs accurately and analyse valuable feedback from our first Beta-testers in Africa, “ says Leonard Braun, Policy Officer at RES4Africa.

Leonard Braun, Policy Officer at RES4Africa

 

 

Services provided from AFRY:

  • UX design  
  • Software implementation
Erik Johansson - IT Architect at AFRY
Erik Johansson
IT Architect at AFRY

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