The 23rd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force
To improve performance and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined-cycle power plant.
Germany backs renewable energy project in Africa with the launch of RLSF, an innovative liquidity facility managed by ATI
KfW, the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency have unveiled a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale green power energy projects.
Soraa, the company behind high-quality LED lighting and illuminator of the world’s most famous historical buildings has announced that its VIVID lamps were chosen to perfectly illuminate the new City of Johannesburg Council Chambers.
The Lumos Mobile Electricity Service aims to bring power to millions of people who do not currently have access to an affordable, reliable or clean energy supply.
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved $990,000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa.
The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday, 8 November 2017, approved the Africa Thriving and Resilient: The Bank Group’s Second Climate Change Action Plan, 2016-2020 (CCAP2).
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Joint Venture is set to boost the Federal Government power generation aspiration by 480 megawatts through the completion of its Okpai Phase II Independent Power Project by 2019.
Alfanar Company has closed the financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in Egypt's Aswan province and which will be supported by Egypt's FiT program.
During an official visit to Tanzania, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed a €50 million programme to support rural electrification in the country.
Phoenix Energy of Safra, Lebanon participated in the official signing of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Nubian Suns Feed-in-Tariff Financing Program in Cairo, Egypt.
Schneider Electric signs manufacturing partnership agreement with SDM Electrical Switchboards Botswana
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is empowering the continent through supporting and addressing the transfer of skills and technology in the power and energy industry.
REDAVIA a global leader in solar energy has invested in the largest minigrid in Tanzania connecting more rural people to the national grid.
[Kenya] JinkoSolar switches London Distillers to solar energy in largest commercial rooftop project in East Africa
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd a global player in the photovoltaic (PV) industry has supplied 924 Kilowatts of PV modules to be installed on the rooftop of the London Distillers’ distillery in Athi River, Kenya.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Seoul, South Korea.
EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power enter Egyptian renewable energy market with completion of financial close for two solar plants
EREN Renewable Energy and its strategic partner Access Power have announced the successful financial close of two solar PV plants with a total capacity of 126MWp located in the Benban complex.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Africa50, the infrastructure fund for Africa, Scatec Solar and Norfund have signed the long-term financing documentation for the 400 MWDC utility scale photovoltaic power plants in Egypt.
ENGIE and Fenix have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100 per cent of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a US$ 45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement with the government of The Gambia.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a framework supply contract to supply the generating equipment for three new power plant projects being implemented in Angola.
Building Energy, multinational company operating as a Globally Integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, announces the Inauguration of the Tororo Solar Plant, its first photovoltaic system in Uganda.
Demand Management, Inc., says that Manufacture de Panneaux Bois du Sud (MPBS), a leading paper and forest products company, has become the first company in Tunisia to go live on the Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning platform.
The Gauteng Province and GE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on projects in the key economic sectors of Energy and Healthcare.
SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that an oil discovery has been made by the Rabul 2 Well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued the first “Light Up and Power Africa” Bond for $90million sold to the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, the sole investor in the transaction.
Erin Energy has announced that funding commitment has been obtained to drill our high-impact Miocene exploration well. Site survey of drilling location has been completed and the well is planned to be spudded during this quarter.
South Africa has signed five strategic agreement and memoranda of understanding with the government of the Republic of Zimbabwe which aim to strengthen bilateral relations between the neighboring countries, in Pretoria.
[South Africa] Delta Energy & Communications partners with Mzansi Digital Republic Trust to boost energy, WIFI connectivity
Delta Energy & Communications, a network, smart grid, and big data company focused on providing connectivity around the globe has signed an agreement with the Mzansi Digital Republic Trust, a South African non-profit organization.
San Leon Energy PLC said on Friday its loss narrowed in the first half of 2017, as it says it is concentrating on its Nigerian interests.
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association $150 million grant in support of Mozambique’s energy sector.
Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019.
[Egypt] Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector and Alfa Solar to part-fund construction of solar plant
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector and Alfa Solar have signed facility agreements for a US$28.5 million financing to part-fund the construction of a solar plant in Egypt.
Erin Energy Corporation has said that the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg issued its final judgement with regard to the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Air pollution is a significant contributor to respiratory and cardiovascular disease and is recognised as a major global health concern.
The African Development Bank has joined partners from the African Union Commission, African governments, key United Nations agencies and development finance institutions to renew support for African countries’ industrialization.
Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) have signed an agreement that will see HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts of methane gas generated power
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Henri Fraise Fils & Cie, a Malagasy energy company, for the development and implementation of minigrids in Madagascar, where only 15 percent of the population has electricity access.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over 600 solar powered lanterns to Somalia’s Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
General Electric has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
To enhance its customer service delivery, utility company Kenya Power has announced an upgrade of its Customer Management System.
Over 200 Indian entrepreneurs have expressed interest investing in Rwanda’s various business projects including food processing, renewable energy and ICT.
African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved three senior loans for a total amount of $55 million to finance three solar PV Projects under the second Round of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Program in Egypt.
Cajutel Sarl, a Swiss-owned telecom company is building infrastructure to help all individuals in West Africa gain access to high-speed internet at affordable prices.
Bandera Electric Cooperative was selected by NRECA International to design and procure a solar and energy storage solution for Totota, Liberia, located 160 km east of the capital, Monrovia.
Unit 1 of the South African coal fired Kusile power station project has been brought into full commercial operation, adding 800MW which will help to further stabilize the national grid.
Apex International Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Egypt, has signed two concession agreements for 1.7 million acres encompassing the West Badr el Din and South East Meleiha concessions.
Ghana has successfully completed the conversion of its only research reactor from the use of high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, in an international project supported by the IAEA to help decrease the proliferation risks associated with HEU fuel.
In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of two substations.
The African Sustainable Energy Fund managed by the African Development Bank has approve a grant of $1 million to Burkina Faso aimed at creating an enabling environment for private sector investment in energy, especially in mini-grids based on renewable energy.
Huntkey, a global leading provider of power solutions, has introduced its new model of South African standard power strip commonly referred to as surge protector
International investment institutions expected Egypt to witness a significant economic improvement starting next year in terms of foreign investment inflows, especially in the oil and gas, real estate and consumer product sectors.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative U.S. technologies to convert waste gas into a valuable commodity.
Lumos, the people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa, have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy.
PSECC Solar Farms Ltd, a climate change mitigation company and developer of solar farms, has turned to Natcore Technology Inc. to help restore financial viability to a 20 MW Ghanaian project that was threatened by a 29 per cent reduction in feed-in tariffs.
Erin Energy Corporation today announced it has commenced drilling of the Oyo-9 well (Oyo-9). Oyo-9 is being drilled with the Pacific Bora sixth-generation drilling rig on the Oyo field offshore Nigeria.
Ignite, headquartered in Rwanda, has been able to change the energy paradigm in a continent afflicted by energy poverty with over 700 million people without access to power.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has signed a grant with Saigrene Energy Kenya Limited supporting the development of run-of-river hydroelectric plants at five sites in Kenya.
[Mauritius] LUX Resorts & Hotels implements 100% renewable energy production project on Ile des Deux Cocos property
LUX Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, off-grid South-East Mauritius.
The African Development Bank managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approved a $ 695,500 grant to NEO I SPV Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of OnePower Lesotho Pty Ltd., to support the preparation of a bankable business case
Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply a 22 MW baseload power plant to Morocco’s state utility under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to confirm the final approval of the Matarka licence in eastern Morocco.
The rebranded Future Energy Nigeria will return to Lagos in November and will focus on the bold turnaround plan of the Nigerian government.
Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, and MESA, the exclusive licensee of MIDAS providing maintenance and car servicing in over 97 countries has announced a pan-African agreement to provide new services to their growing customer base.
The Kenya Power Board of Directors has appointment of Dr. Ken Tarus as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
[Somalia] Electro Power Systems integrate wind energy to existing microgrid to meet growing power demand
Extension of microgrids in Somalia’s north eastern town of Garowe is currently on-line, Electro Power Systems S.A, technology pioneer in energy storage systems and microgrids, has said.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said the West African Gas Pipeline would be extended from Ghana to Cote d’ Ivoire as part of the Federal Government West African energy integration policy.
Erin Energy Corporation has announced the arrival of the Pacific Bora drilling rig to the Oyo field offshore Nigeria. Erin Energy plans to use Pacific Bora to drill the Oyo-9 well (Oyo-9) on the Oyo field in deepwater offshore Nigeria.
Ethiopia and UK have signed a compact that will support the acceleration of the off-grid solar market in Ethiopia by creating business opportunities, more jobs and helping improve access to electricity for poor people.
Transformation of cocoa production, rural economy, energy in focus as AfDB president Adesina visits Ghana
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, is championing the transformation of the rural economies of African countries as the fastest way to lift millions of people out of poverty.
Oando PLC, the Nigerian indigenous energy group listed on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, today announced unaudited results for the six months period ended 30 June, 2017.
Erin Energy Corporation has announced that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia has approved the farm-out agreement with FAR Ltd. (FAR), an Australian Securities Exchange listed oil and gas company
Total Nigeria Plc and Blackbit Limited signed a Solar Home Solution distribution agreement. This Solar Product distribution partnership is aimed at facilitating seamless nationwide access to Solar energy products.
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has kicked off operations of its eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district, Tanzania.
In a collaborative initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have joined efforts to operationalize the ‘Desert to Power program’ in eleven countries including Sudan.
The British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
An agreement that provides for launching the National Energy Transition Plan for Tunisian municipalities support project was inked Tuesday by Tunisia and Switzerland at the headquarters of the National Energy Management Agency.
Tanzania wins $21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and Gigawatt Global, a founding member of United States Power Africa's Beyond the Grid program.
BBOXX , one of the UK's fastest growing renewable-energy businesses has signed an agreement to implement 300,000 BBOXX solar home systems in Togo over the next five years.
Rapper turned philanthropist Akon has, in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson, explained about his passion for Akon Lighting Africa project, his life growing up between Senegal and the U.S. and why he is now focusing on charity work.
Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Panning, Claver Gatete and World Bank Country Manager for Rwanda, Yasser El Gammal have signed a $50 million Scaling-Up Energy Renewable Program (SREP) financing agreement.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that its three refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna now supply 60 per cent of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), popularly known as kerosene, consumed in the country.
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016
AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of WS Atkins plc one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management.
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has opened its first office and legal entity in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges.
A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation.
AEP Energy Africa has listed as a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) on the JSE’s AltX board.
The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
Morocco has received approval for a $25 million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF).
Eskom is investigating an arsenal of new technologies to deploy in its ongoing fight against electricity theft.
The African Union Commission and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a partnership for the establishment of the ‘New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility’.
Liberia to transform renewable energy sector with support from African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) awarded Liberia a grant in the amount of $ 23.25 million to help transform the country’s renewable energy sector.
Mobisol has announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry.
In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives.