Vodafone has partnered with Thales to connect customers with an Eco-SIM card, a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors.
Adedokun Muhammed-Ali Adedeji is a Nigerian innovator, entrepreneur and logistics manager. A green mobility advocate, Adedokun is the founder of Brightcloud Automotive.
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa Pulse.
Nigerian fintech startup Infibranches secures $2m funding from All On to drive growth in the renewable energy sector
Shell-funded impact investment company All On announced a $2 million investment in fintech company, Infibranches Technologies, to help bridge the energy distribution gap in underserved rural and peri-urban areas of Nigeria.
U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has invested $10 million in Nithio's Financial Intermediary, Nithio FI, an AI-enabled clean energy financing platform, to scale clean energy financing in Africa.
Technip Energies and National Petroleum Construction Company, NPCC, a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging company, have signed an MoU to advance energy transition in the UAE and countries in the MENA region.
[South Africa] Sasol, Haldor Topsøe expand G2L licensing collaboration to grow sustainable synthetic fuels and chemicals globally
Haldor Topsøe and Sasol have expanded their G2L collaboration to jointly license and develop their technologies for sustainable liquid fuels and chemicals production through Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology.
The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), an energy-focused multilateral development bank, unveiled its new ESG policy framework to support energy transition in its member countries and beyond.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been cleared to sell an equivalent of 4.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions earned over the last 18 months.
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a significant stake in Sodigaz, an LPG distributor based in Burkina Faso and Benin.
As part of Vodacom’s energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein.
African Energy week maintains a strong position on the role of women in Africa’s energy transformation
African Energy Week will ensure women take up their rightful seat at the global energy table.
LG Electronics (LG) announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Egypt with $25 million loan to the National Bank of Kuwait Egypt (NBKE).
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced grant funding for technical assistance to help Beninese company Sherlock Grids SAS expand and improve clean energy access to rural communities across the country.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a technical assistance grant to Algeria’s transmission system operator, Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), to modernize its electricity grid.
The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Zambia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting minigrids and decentralized utilities for rural electrification.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a significant stake in Sodigaz, an LPG distributor based in Burkina Faso and Benin, through AIIM’s flagship pan-African infrastructure fund, AIIF3.
Grande Côte Opérations signs MoU with CrossBoundary for construction of hybrid solar power station in Senegal
Grande Côte Opérations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CrossBoundary Energy for the construction of a 13 MW hybrid solar power station with 8 MW battery storage in Senegal.
IRENA, IAEA selected as modelling partners for development of African Continental Power Systems Master Plan
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been selected as modelling partners for the development of the African Continental Power Systems Master Plan (CMP).
Mubadala Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying cooperation opportunities in the energy transition sector.
Speedcast announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
TPT Global Tech announced it has entered into a strategic technology agreement with Skybridge West Africa (SWA), to participate in the development of 20 Smart Villages in West Africa.
Eskom is embarking on a national initiative to upgrade prepaid meter software by changing the meter coding. The current meter software will expire in the year 2024.
Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a global PV and smart energy total solution provider, is announcing the appointment of Solinc East Africa Ltd in Kenya as an official distributor to supply Trina Solar’s products and solutions in East Africa.
The project will be the largest solar-plus-storage plant located at a mine site, significantly facilitating the energy transition for minerals in the MENA region.
Siemens Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company to jointly develop hydrogen-based industry in Egypt with export capability.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a $50 million loan to QNB ALAHLI, one of Egypt’s largest commercial banks.
Fortress REIT launches R900m sustainability-linked bonds to scale up its renewable energy outputs in South Africa
Fortress REIT, South African hybrid fund investing in direct properties and other listed real estate companies, launched a total of R900 million sustainability-linked bonds aligned to its ongoing strategic ESG plan to scale up its renewable energy outputs.
Jacobs was selected to carry out essential engineering modifications as part of a $1.2 billion program to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant near Cape Town, South Africa.
Energy Recovery, the company that harnesses reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles, announced it has shipped its Pressure Exchanger (PX) Q300 energy recovery devices for a mega-scale desalination plant in Morocco.
Clean-Seas signs LOI to build and operate $30m waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa, DRC
Clean Vision Corporation announced that its Clean-Seas subsidiary signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to build and operate a waste plastic-to-energy pyrolysis plant in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP) and Absa launched a new entity called African Rainbow Energy as an African-led, world-class, renewable energy investment platform.
African Development Fund extends $2.5m grants to support regulatory environment in SADC and COMESA electricity markets
The Board of the African Development Bank Group approved grants of $2.5 million to advance intra-regional harmonization of electricity regulations and drive cross-border power trading in the COMESA and SADCregional blocs.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), is inviting all private sector entities and energy developers to submit proposals in response to South Africa’s Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP).
Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, announced the first 20 turbines at West Bakr Wind farm have been successfully synchronised with the wind farm, now providing power to the grid.
Eskom announced that Unit 1, the last of six generation units of the Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, attained commercial operation status and was thus handed over to the Generation division.
IFC is investing $100 million in Egypt's first private sector green bond to help unlock finance for climate-smart projects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support the country's transition to a greener economy.
Emerson has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa Head Office in Dubai, making it the largest solar rooftop plant in a single location within Jebel Ali.
Sturdee Energy, a Sub-Saharan Africa focused independent power producer (IPP), has entered into two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for Botswana’s first two renewable energy IPP projects.
Rio Tinto has signed a power purchasing agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QMM ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar.
The Enel Green Power RSA 140 MW Oyster Bay wind farm, situated in the Kouga municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, has successfully reached commercial operation.
MyJouleBox, a solar distributor & operator, completed a €3 million Series A round aimed at strengthening its positions as a leading energy specialist in Benin and accelerate its expansion in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo.
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund lends €25m for clean energy hydro-electricity project in Côte d’Ivoire
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, is lending €25 million to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE), to build a 44MW hydro electricity generation plant in Côte d’Ivoire.
Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Private Markets, a subsidiary of FMDQ Holdings Nigeria, have launched a global partnership to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s startup ecosystem.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed an MoU to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency.
Eni, Nairobi office of Italian Agency for Development Cooperation sign MoU to develop joint initiatives in Kenya
Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed an MoU to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development.
AfDB and Ethiopia sign $118 million to support agro industrial park, youth employment and power interconnection
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of Ethiopia have signed two separate grant agreements for new projects to boost youth employment and electricity trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti.
AfDB launches extractives sector project to stimulate domestic resource mobilization in Africa’s transitional countries
The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched a first of its kind Financial Modelling for the Extractives Sector (FIMES) project aimed at strengthening domestic resource mobilization.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), has distributed more than 1.9 million tree seedlings to communities and institutions as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
TotalEnergies partners with Technip Energies to advance low-carbon solutions for LNG and offshore facilities
TotalEnergies and Technip Energies signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement to jointly develop low-carbon solutions for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production and offshore facilities to accelerate the energy transition.
Eni, Government of Kenya partner to promote decarbonization by strengthening cooperation in the sustainable bio-fuel value chain
Eni and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the decarbonization process to tackle climate change through new industrial models of fully-integrated circular economy.
Distributed Power Africa (DPA), has been selected as one of the energy companies contracted for the installation of solar power for TotalEnergies Zimbabwe service stations across the country.
Galileo Technologies will supply Egypt with 500 CNG dispensers and 200 Microbox Core™ MX200 compressor packages. These will equip the service stations of NGVC and GASTEC, two partially state-owned NGV companies.
The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), under its Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), has supported the Salima Solar PV plant in Malawi, by providing a revolving liquidity guarantee.
The new facility comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitment to further increase its footprint and presence in Africa to cater to the rapidly growing demand for solar energy in generating power for residential, commercial and industrial needs, in addition to farming and agriculture.
The Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia (REA) and REEEP signed a memorandum of understanding outlining a joint effort to leverage the Edison data platform, to monitor and support Zambia’s broader electrification efforts.
Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a financing agreement worth US$ 84.2 million (Approximately Frw 82.1 billion) to support Transmission System Reinforcement and Last Mile Connectivity Project.
Eni announced it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of projects for the production of hydrogen.
Daystar Power, a provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa, announced the closing of a $20 million facility from International Finance Corporation (IFC).
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved a loan of $50 million to Nigeria’s First City Monument Bank (FCMB) to channel to local enterprises and women-empowered businesses.
To scale up clean energy production capacity in Gabon, IFC, the Government of Gabon, with the support of the Government of Canada, announced a financing package for the Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to benefit from its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects further giving impetus to the company’s efforts to combat climate change.
Sasol and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa(IDC), concluded a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to jointly develop and shape an enabling environment to advance South Africa’s green hydrogen economy.
Climate finance committed by major multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a total of $66 billion last year from $61.6 billion in 2019, according to the 2020 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance.
The African Development Bank,AfDB, the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Export-Import Bank of Korea have signed an agreement, under which Korea will provide $600 million in co-financing for energy projects alongside the African Development Bank.
The Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Export-Import Bank of Korea have signed an agreement, under which Korea will provide $600 million in co-financing for energy projects alongside the African Development Bank.
Kowry Energy wins Rolls-Royce Power Systems as an investor as it launches across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Berlin-based company will empower local, independent energy companies with decentralized energy systems.
[Senegal] La Fondation Sonatel dote le village de Déguerre un montant global de 300 Millions de FCFA
Conformément à sa mission première d’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations, la Fondation Sonatel inaugure son sixième projet « village », à destination des populations de Déguerre.
[South Africa] Karpowership denied environmental authorisation for development of gas to power via powerships
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has reached a decision on the three applications which were submitted in October 2020 by Karpowership for an environmental authorisation for the development of gas to power via powerships.
Canadian Solar secured a €50 million bilateral corporate facility with Banco Santander (Santander), to support growth at Canadian Solar's Global Energy business as it executes and expands on its project development pipeline in the EMEA region.
SAP SE has announced that Bboxx, a next generation clean energy and utility provider, has selected the Grow by SAP cloud offering to scale the business to meet its ambitious goal to solve energy poverty.
Schlumberger announced its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
World Bank approves $168m financing for solar energy production, rural electrification in Burkina Faso
The World Bank approved financing of $75 million from IDA and $93 million from the Clean Technology Fund via the Sustainable Renewables Risk Mitigation Initiative (SRMI), to help increase access to electricity in rural areas in Burkina Faso.
AMEA Power, a subsidiary of UAE-based Al Nowais Investments (ANI), has announced the official commissioning of its 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Blitta, Togo, marking the country's first utility-scale renewable energy project developed by an Independent Power Producer
FSD Africa Investments invests $4.5 million to support the scale up of off-grid energy access in African markets
FSD Africa Investments (FSDAi), the investing arm of FSD Africa, has invested $4.5 million in Nithio FI, a renewable energy financing intermediary focused on the Pay as You Go (PAYG) off-grid solar sector, to provide reliable and sustainable renewable energy solutions for households and small businesses in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
KARMOL's first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), arrived in Dakar, marking a major step forward in KARMOL's LNG-to-Power project to supply reliable, affordable, and cleaner energy to Senegal.
Senegal’s PETROSEN and Cos-Petrogaz lay out gas strategy, reinforce partnership with African Energy Chamber
Senagal's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, PETROSEN and Cos-Petrogaz laid out national gas and energy transition strategy with the African Energy Chamber (AEC), to enhance promotion and competitiveness in the gas and energy sector.
The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €130 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank.
CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, announced a $50 million project finance direct debt investment to ACWA Power’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project (Redstone) in South Africa.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.
The African Development Bank approved an €83 million loan to finance the second phase of Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has joined the UN-backed global campaign to combat global warming, becoming the first public service agency in Kenya company to do so.
Globeleq, Africa’s independent power producer, announced it officially broke ground on the pioneering 19MWp solar and 7MWh storage power project at Cuamba in northern Mozambique.
The World Bank approved $200 million in International Development Association (IDA), funding to help Benin improve access to electricity services for households, businesses, and basic public services.
IFC and the Government of Niger announced a partnership under the World Bank Group's Scaling Solar program to develop up to 50 megawatts of grid-connected solar power, equivalent to roughly 20 percent of the country's current installed capacity.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of Morocco agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition.
Africa Energy Corp., an oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia, announced that the joint venture partners on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa are assessing the feasibility of an early production system.
GE releases position paper on accelerating South Africa’s energy transition with gas power and renewables
As South Africa is addressing climate change as an urgent priority with strong commitments on policy and regulation, General Electric, GE, has shared its position that the accelerated and strategic deployment of both renewable energy and gas power can make substantial progress in combating climate change.
Global petrostates can forget trillion-dollar oil and gas tax revenues as energy transition bites, Rystad reports
The global government income from oil and gas taxation fell to a multi-year low in 2020 of around $560 billion, as production and prices shrunk. Before Covid-19, oil and gas taxes usually exceeded the trillion-dollar mark.
Achieving net zero emissions means the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into the atmosphere would equal the amount being removed. Achieving this balance, the IEA maintains, would require more than aggressive carbon-capture measures:
The company has so far drilled 29 metres against a possible maximum of 3,000 metres, further entrenching KenGen’s foothold in the Horn of Africa as a leader in geothermal energy production.
Gridworks, AEE Power and Eranove sign concession agreements with DRC on $100m solar-hybrid power project
A consortium led by Gridworks including Eranove and AEE Power, signed three concession agreements with the Ministry of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
With load shedding back and disrupting day to day life, compounded by consumers feeling the 15% increase on their electricity bill, alternative sources of energy are starting to look more attractive to South Africans.
Scatec has been awarded Preferred Bidder status on three projects totaling 150MW (3x50MW) of Contracted Capacity, by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), are strengthening their cooperation by launching the new $1.01 billion “High impact programme for the corporate sector” to scaling up green financing.
Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announced it has awarded Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) with the globally-recognized ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management Systems.
Chariot completes acquisition of renewable and hybrid power developer focused on mining sector in Africa
Chariot Oil & Gas announced that further to the announcement on 23 March 2021 in respect of the acquisition of the business of AEMP, all conditions in the share purchase agreements and other related transactions agreements have now been satisfied.
ENGIE, Meridiam and FONSIS (Senegal's Sovereign Strategic Investment Fund), announced the commissioning of two photovoltaic power plants in Senegal.
During the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, Total shareholders approved, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name from Total to TotalEnergies.