SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa announces upcoming funding round for Uganda

02-01-2023 | 12:38:43
The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) will open a second funding round for Uganda at the end of February 2023.

Sasol and the ACED-IDEAS-REATILE Consortium to sign Power Purchase Agreement

02-01-2023 | 10:26:00
Sasol and the ACED-IDEAS-REATILE Consortium sign Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for long-term renewable power to Sasolburg

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa commits $1 million to drive electric mobility shift in seven African countries

02-01-2023 | 07:49:49
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank Group will provide a $1 million technical assistance grant to the Green Mobility Facility for Africa (GMFA).

Chariot acquires ENEO's water production business to deliver clean water solutions in Africa

01-31-2023 | 08:24:00
Chariot announced it has entered into a sales agreement for the acquisition of the business and assets of an independent water producer, ENEO, an African company focused on delivering clean water solutions using renewable energy.

[South Africa] Globeleq completes $71 million restructuring of Soutpan solar plant financing

01-26-2023 | 08:28:50
By lowering the cost of debt for the project, the refinancing allows for a significant reduction in wholesale electricity prices from the plant, creates a more efficient capital structure enabling release of funds for shareholders to reinvest in the power sector.

[South Africa] Air Liquide and Sasol sign contracts for supply of renewable energy to the Secunda Site

01-26-2023 | 08:20:02
These PPAs are the first results of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process launched jointly by Air Liquide and Sasol in April, 2021, for the procurement of a total capacity of 900 MW of renewable energy.

Green hydrogen and ammonia are the future of backup power in telecom networks, study

01-25-2023 | 09:06:19
Telecommunication companies are also rushing to cut their carbon emissions. Many of them have signed significant clean power purchase agreements.

Renewvia launches joint venture with Okapi Green Energy to deliver clean energy to Kenya’s refugees

01-25-2023 | 08:50:33
Together, Renewvia and Okapi will design, finance, instal and operate a scalable, innovative solar minigrid system, expanding access to power from 200 people to up to 15,000 living within the Kakuma III section of the refugee camp.

Masdar to develop 5GW of renewable energy projects to advance Africas clean energy objectives

01-23-2023 | 05:10:00
The agreements were signed under the umbrella of the Etihad 7 initiative, a UAE-led initiative that aims to raise public- and private-sector funds to invest in the development of Africa's renewable energy sector.

Husk Power secures $750,000 to expand solar microgrid business in Nigeria and India

01-19-2023 | 13:20:00
Husk Power Systems has secured funding from Germany’s development finance institution DEG to build 8 new community solar microgrids in Nigeria, and to support expansion of the company’s India operations.

Verod exits Daystar Power Group to Shell

01-19-2023 | 10:59:54
Verod Capital Management via its Verod Capital Growth Fund II has fully exited from its investment in Daystar Power Group to Shell.

Underperforming Africa holds out huge solar opportunities, report

01-19-2023 | 09:32:22
The 2023 annual solar outlook report from the African Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) points to huge continent-wide opportunities even though Africa is still underperforming in realising the full power of solar.

[ Sénégal ] : Lancement des travaux sur le barrage hydroélectrique de Sambangalou

01-18-2023 | 09:45:00
Représentant un investissement total de plus de 415 millions de dollars, le barrage hydroélectrique aura une capacité de production d'énergie installée de 128 MW et une capacité de stockage de quatre milliards de mètres cubes.

AMEA Power signe un accord avec le gouvernement de la Côte d'Ivoire pour la fourniture d'une centrale solaire

01-16-2023 | 13:55:00
AMEA Power étend sa présence en Afrique de l'Ouest en signant un accord avec le gouvernement de la Côte d'Ivoire pour la fourniture d'une centrale solaire photovoltaïque de 50 MW.

Renewables can provide nearly 60% of Nigeria’s energy demand by 2050, IRENA

01-13-2023 | 11:58:00
Nearly 60 per cent of Nigeria’s energy demand in 2050 can be met with renewable energy sources, saving 40% in natural gas and 65% in oil needs at the same time, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
 
Features

Enquête de la BEI sur le climat au Cameroun

01-11-2023 | 09:02:00
86 % des répondants camerounais affirment que le changement climatique affecte déjà leur vie quotidienne.

[Column] Wendy Dobson: Financing the just energy transition for Africa’s emerging markets

01-06-2023 | 09:02:17
To ensure a just transition away from carbon-based forms of energy, we must find ways to counterbalance the negative impacts on livelihoods and income.

Aligning capital needs to investment types in the energy sector

10-14-2022 | 09:45:00
The Energy Catalyst Accelerator Programme (ECAP) accelerates the innovation needed to end energy poverty and improve lives across Africa and Asia.

[Column] Ana Hajduka: The role of utility, challenges of creditworthiness, infrastructure and capacity

09-30-2022 | 08:36:00
Traditional power projects have typically sought to isolate themselves from factors outside the project itself.

[East Business Week] Bob Koigi: Powering the region a renewable energy source at a time

09-23-2022 | 13:44:00
As the East African region seeks to tackle energy poverty by connecting its population that has no access to national grid to power, it is embracing clean, green and renewable energy sources with great success.

[Column] Olusegun Obasanjo: Africa will decide its energy future

08-12-2022 | 10:43:00
In the midst of a global oil-and-gas crisis, Africa must take charge of its own energy destiny, and use its rich resource assets for the benefit of its own people.

[Column] Marlene Mutimawase: Power interruptions paralyze SMEs and Startups in Sub Saharan Africa

08-08-2022 | 13:37:00
Without electricity, children can’t do their schoolwork at night. Businesspeople can’t get information on markets or trade with each other. The situation gets worse when it comes to Small and Medium Enterprises or startups.

[Column] Paul Sinclair: Africa builds an integrated energy economy

07-04-2022 | 09:09:04
The continent is making policy and legislative progress towards a new dispensation where firms from the region can exploit and develop its own resources for the benefit of its people.

[Column] Paul Sinclair: An African energy mix on Africa’s terms

06-29-2022 | 09:39:00
As Africa’s energy sector prepares for the forthcoming Africa Oil Week, Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary-General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO), says the continent must balance the pursuit of sustainability with its huge energy needs and its significant development challenges.

UNDP calls for increased investment to support swift energy transition providing access for all

05-20-2022 | 13:33:08
The UN Development Programme called for vastly increased public and private investment to transform energy systems in support of a just energy transition.

[Column] Sergio Pugliese: Opportunities created by Angola’s energy transition

05-13-2022 | 09:51:00
Angola’s energy transition continues to power the country’s grid and cultivate socioeconomic opportunities.

[Column] Anthony Osijo: How to sustainably finance renewable energy industry

05-05-2022 | 12:48:48
​​​​​​​ There are clearly multiple hurdles at play when considering how best to solve the major global problem of energy poverty. This includes means of sustainably financing efforts to reach SDG7 – clean energy for all.

Addressing energy poverty and the case for coal in Africa

05-03-2022 | 12:03:43
While coal has played a huge role regarding power generation in Africa, global climate policies are threatening the continued use of the energy resource, opting rather for cleaner sources of energy. 

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Angola targets 60% electrification by 2025 driven by renewables

04-22-2022 | 11:40:47
The Angolan government has reiterated its commitment to expanding the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, with targets set to increase the utilization of renewable energy sources to 70% by 2025.

Support Shifts away from Fossil Fuels Despite Rising Energy Prices, Survey Finds

03-31-2022 | 11:10:00
According to a new survey, there is strong global support – across all countries and demographic groups – for the energy transition to move away from fossil fuels.