Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business has completed a $40M Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey project with Ethiopian Electric Power.
At a time when the electricity needs of Africa continue to outstrip available supply, a company in Nigeria is investing in providing low cost, clean and sustainable energy to especially those not connected to the national grid.
GE Power’s Grid Solution business today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation on May 24, 2018.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Renewable Energy Development have released a roadmap study that outlines pathways for achieving the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution.
Azuri Technologies Ltd, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers, has appointed Collins Oneko who joins as Operations Director, East Africa.
GE, the world’s premier digital industrial company and the Lagos State Government have agreed to pool their resources for the development of critical infrastructure in the state in the areas of Power, Healthcare and Skills Development.
Red Sea Housing Services, a global provider for modular living and working environments for industrial and residential communities, has chosen REDAVIA to implement its first showcase solar farm in Accra, Ghana.
General Electric (GE), the world’s premier Digital Industrial Company, has commissioned a scalable micro grid system powered by a Hybrid Distributed Power unit for Digo Village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Kenya Tea Development Agency Power (KTDA Power) Company Limited, the power generation company of one of the largest private tea management agencies in Kenya.
Public utility company Kenya Power will spend KShs.13 million to fund Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes championed by employees across the country.
BOXX, a next generation utility, and DC Go, a provider of affordable off-grid electrification, have announced their intention to partner to provide energy services in southern Africa.
International Finance Corporation and the Government of Canada are providing approximately $25 million in financing for the second Scaling Solar project under development in Zambia.
Globeleq, lead partner in the Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), and Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) have reached a significant milestone in the development of Mozambique's electricity sector.
Though African countries have developed robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa.
At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region, GE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya Power has set aside an approximated $16 million to finance various projects aimed at strengthening the distribution network in North Rift region, to provide adequate and reliable power supply.
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association credit of $40 million to improve Madagascar’s electricity sector governance and operations.
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association credit of $40 million to improve Madagascar’s electricity sector governance and operations.
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has signed a pioneering deal with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which will bring reliable, renewable electricity to 2.5 million citizens in the DRC by 2020.
Kenya this week continues to strategically place itself to benefit from regional integration and reap from its warm relationship with development partners and international investors.
The World Bank has announced US$125 million in additional support for Morocco’s adoption of innovative solar technology.
Through its office for Eastern Africa, the UN Economic Commission for Africa in collaboration with the government of the Union of Comoros and with the Stockholm Environment Institute- Africa Office, have conducted a five-day training on energy planning in Moroni.
Under a pilot program, Winch Energy and iWayAfrica will deploy a remote solar kiosk, The Winch Hub (WH®), with integrated VSAT equipment to provide high-quality and affordable broadband connectivity.
The African Development Bank approved on June 6, 2018 a senior loan of US $29.5 million and a concessional loan of US $20 million from the Climate Investment Funds Clean Technology Fund to Quantum Power East Africa GT Menengai.
With Kenya and African demand for charcoal as a cheaper and affordable energy source expected to hit unprecedented highs in coming years, industry players have called on sustainable ways of producing it.
The forming and maintaining of strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships is pertinent to the development of any economy, especially a growing one like Nigeria.
Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV), a World Bank Fund has concluded an investment round in Sistema.bio to deliver sustainable renewable energy and agricultural solutions to farmers in Kenya.
Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has completed financial close for the Kangnas and Perdekraal East Wind Farms in South Africa, which have a combined capacity of 250 megawatts
The European Union, Germany and indigenous renewable energy firm, Green Village Electricity Project have completed and activated two solar mini grid plants with the collective capacity to generate 100 kilowatts of clean electricity to power two communities.
As Kenya now fully recovers from a grueling election that took a toll on its economy, key sectors are experienced renewed resurgence and the business climate is promising.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned an ultra-modern 220 Kv gas insulated substation to improve the power supply in Nairobi.
Kenya Power has reorganized its corporate structure for improved customer service and effective management operations in line with its new business growth strategy.
African Development Bank, Green Climate Fund and Africa 50 support Desert to Power programme across the Sahel
The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme
SGS has picked REDAVIA to implement it's first renewable energy project in Ghana.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its Joint Venture Partner, Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited, have pledged their commitment to implement the Okpai Phase 2 Project to shore up the current power generation with 500 megawatts of power.
Utility company Kenya Power is in the process of blacklisting contractors for various projects for substandard work, failure to submit proper documentation and in certain cases interfering with the tendering process.
A total of N14.86 billion has been invested by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria operated Joint venture on Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Rivers State.
Abengoa and its partners, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Public Investment Corporation and the Community Trust, have officially inaugurated XiNa Solar One, the third solar thermal plant in South Africa developed by Abengoa.
Mozambique and Great Lakes Africa Energy sign MoU for domestic use of the Rovuma basin natural gas reserves for power generation
Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size
The Nigerian oil and gas scene remains as active as ever, with changes surfacing on an almost daily basis. Last week saw the country’s first Marine Engineering Center commence its programs of 18 month academic and field work, which will lead to a masters in Marine Engineering.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Power Africa has developed a geospatial tool to guide the advancement of the Zambia energy sector.
Frontier technologies are converging through the increasing use of digital platforms to produce new combinatory technologies, accelerating the pace of change across multiple sectors.
Gulf Energy, the developer of Lamu Coal Power Plant, Amu Power, has entered into a Clean Coal Technology agreement with General Electric, GE, making it one of the most technologically advanced coal fired power plants in the world.
Renewable energy company MeshPower has launched a solar mini-grid in Gitaraga village, Bugesera District in Eastern Rwanda.
Technology group Voith has opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydropower in East Africa.
[Nigeria] African Development Bank approves $1.5m for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer Solar Procurement Program.
Electricity access rate in Kenya is the highest in East Africa according to the latest report from the World Bank tracking global achievements in sustainable energy for all.
Vivo Energy Mauritius, the company that distributes and sells Shell products, and the Titanium Travel Club travel agency have announced the beginning of a commercial partnership for the travel sector.
Toshiba and RentCo sign agreement to expand geothermal power generation business in Sub Saharan Africa
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has concluded a General Cooperation Agreement with RentCo East Africa Limited, a major financial leasing company in Kenya and the wider Sub Saharan Africa.
The African Development Bank Group has announced the conclusion of a settlement agreement with CHINT Electric Co., Ltd., a power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor.
The African Development Bank is expanding access to reliable and affordable electricity with funding support for the construction of the Zuzu substation in Dodoma, connecting 121 villages to the power supply in the capital city.
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has announced its decision to maintain South Africa's public utility company Eskom Long-Term Local Currency Issuer Default Rating and unguaranteed local currency senior unsecured ratings of 'BB-'.
Social impact investor Oikocredit has made a € 1 million, approximately $1.2 million convertible loan to Inyenyeri, a fuel-utility company providing clean and environmentally-friendly cooking solutions in Rwanda
[Kenya] CrossBoundary Group launches mini grid innovation lab to scale up investment in clean energy
Solar investment company, CrossBoundary Group, with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, has launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya.
The World Bank has approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) Guarantee to mobilize private sector financing to strengthen the financial position of Kenya Electricity Generation Company Limited.
The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines, suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice.
Growing industrial sector to drive Côte d'Ivoire uninterruptible power supply systems market by 2024, 6Wresearch
Construction of new industrial zones in cities such as Bonoua, Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouake, Man, and San Pedro coupled with infrastructural development activities would fuel the growth Côte d'Ivoire UPS systems market over the coming years.
Hanergy, a pioneering multinational clean energy company has launched of its "Lighting Africa" Project, under which the company will donate its first off line bath of solar-powered Humbrella.
NovoMoto, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is finishing its first 100 solar lighting installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association, AMDA, has announced its official establishment.
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme.
Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a contract to engineer, manufacture and deliver a 130 MW Flexicycle plant to be an integral part of Senegal’s energy future.
GE Power awards R30m of student bursaries in partnership with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company
GE’s Steam Power business in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province.
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, has announced a partnership with StarTimes to bring wider choice of content to its off-grid customers.
Somaliland among the first beneficiaries of the 50 Clean Energy Projects initiative by ImpactPPA and Earth Day Network
Decentralized renewable energy company ImpactPPA and Earth Day Network have announced an initiative to install clean energy systems at 50 facilities by 2020.
The Egyptian Government has again outlined plans to eliminate electricity subsidies, in order to allow some form of free market involving the private sector.
Nigeria Vision 20:2020 is set to be a major development plan for the country to accelerate growth of commercial and industrial sectors over the coming years.
Kenya Power mulls partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers to lower industrial energy costs
Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, to carry out regular energy audits among manufacturers to maximize production efficiency.
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund raises $385 million in new debt financing to drive five year business plan
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, EAIF, managed by Investec Asset Management has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising $385million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.
[Tunisia] Islamic Development Bank approves $184 million for energy, healthcare and social integration projects
Islamic Development Bank’s Board of Executive Directors meeting has approved mega financing for different projects in Tunisia.
Ghana’s steady socio-economic development has made it one of Africa’s fastest growing success stories, but in order to compete with the world’s strongest nations more investment in energy infrastructure and skills development is required.
Ghana’s steady socio-economic development over the past few years has made it one of Africa’s fastest growing success stories, but to compete with the world’s strongest nations more investment in energy infrastructure and skills development is required.
The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program, designed to help remove obstacles to developing large-scale solar power in developing countries, has set a new benchmark in Senegal resulting in two bids that will produce electricity for under 4 Euro cents.
KWHCoin, the blockchain-based renewable energy company using a digital currency that converts renewable distributed energy resources to digital tokens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nurse In Hand (NIH) Emergency Response.
BBOXX and Lendahand Ethex launch annual £2.5 million crowdfunding initiative to provide families in Rwanda, Togo and Nigeria with affordable solar energy
Lendahand Ethex, an online positive impact investing platform and BBOXX, a next generation utility, have announced the start of a new Energise Africa partnership accessing for the first time, flexible finance from the UK crowd.
Seabased has been contracted by TC’s Energy, a Ghanaian renewable energy production company, to deliver a wave energy plant near Ada, Ghana.
Scatec Solar ASA and partners have signed project documents and are now expected to achieve financial close for three solar PV plants in South Africa totaling 258 MW.
African Development Bank provides $11.23 million to Madagascar for energy, agriculture and pest control
The Government of Madagascar and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed five project financing agreements in Antananarivo, for an approximately $11.23 million.
Viper Networks Inc. in partnership with Apollo Smart Lights and Apollo INT’L SAL, has completed the first Smart Cities Solution deployment in Africa.
[South Africa] SolarReserve, ACWA and Eskom sign power agreement for construction of 100 megawatt power station
A consortium led by SolarReserve and International Company for Power and Water have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Eskom, South Africa’s public electric utility company, for the Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project.
ENGIE and Fenix complete acquisition, target to reach millions of African households with affordable, clean energy
Global utility company ENGIE and off-grid energy leader Fenix International have closed their acquisition agreement.
Telecommunication company Orange has expressed its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa, by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators.
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister (Petroleum), Ghana, and Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will participate in on stage interviews at the Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition on 9 – 10 May in Accra, Ghana.
LINDA DOR Hospitality Group in the Eastern Region of Ghana, chose REDAVIA, a global player in rental solar power for businesses and communities, to implement its first solar farm for its group of companies.
European Investment Bank and d.light announce $25 million financing to strengthen Africa access to clean energy with solar kits
The Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Ambroise Fayolle has announced the signing of $25m in financing with d.light design to strengthen access to energy in Africa via solar kits.
Leroy Mwasaru a 20-year-old Kenyan runs Greenpact, a social enterprise creating biogas and fertilizer made from human and organic waste.
Utility company Kenya Power has expressed its desire to enhance service delivery to large power consumers in a bid to promote the manufacturing sector and encourage a 24-hour economy.
South African government unveils Bio refinery facility to address biomass waste challenges, boost industry competitiveness
The South African government has launched a R37.5 million biorefinery facility in Durban, which is set to extract maximum value from biomass waste.
Vivo Energy, Resolution Call, HPS Worldwide, Webhelp, Teleperformance, Comdata, Hilti, Arval, Masen, Chaabi LLD, Nestle, Promamec, Roche, Nomac were awarded the best place to work in Morocco for 2018.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has signed an agreement to work together with the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
First political risk insurance to unlock $1.4 billion clean energy investment across Africa unveiled
The joint initiative to tackle key investment challenges holding back crucial energy investment across Africa has been formally launched.
GE’s Power Services business and FieldCore, GE’s customer-focused field services company have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar factory in Ethiopia, seven months after the plant was severely damaged by a major thunderstorm.
ALTEN Africa completes financing in Namibia of one of the biggest solar plants in Sub Saharan Africa
ALTEN Africa has achieved financial closure of what will be the biggest photovoltaic solar power plant in Namibia and Sub-Saharan Africa with installed capacity of 45.5 MWp for an output of 37 MWac.
The African Development Bank has undertaken a mission to hold further discussions on Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) with several stakeholders in Abuja, the country’s capital, from March 14-16, 2018.
African Development Bank and the International Solar Alliance team up to drive solar development in Africa
The African Development Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Amadou Hott, took part in the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
Energy Recovery, Inc. a provider of pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has been awarded $4 million to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® technology for desalination projects in Egypt.
Energy 4 Impact is pursuing a new approach that involves community members in the development and operation of mini-grids in Rwanda.
Global solar company Canadian Solar Inc. has successfully completed construction and started commercial operation of a 6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power project in Keetmanshoop, Namibia.