A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was successfully concluded with the Namibian energy supplier CENORED in the frame of the interdisciplinary PROCEED project. PROCEED analyses the potential of Renewable Energy based island grids for energy supply in rural Namibia. Based on the MoU, the PROCEED team receives first-hand information on local energy consumption data as well as valuable insights into the technical, economic and social challenges and opportunities of operating such island grids. For CENORED, the partnership also offers new insights. PROCEED is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).