The Government of Rwanda and Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a financing agreement worth $ 24 million to support the third phase of rehabilitation of substations and electricity distribution network.
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $1 million grant to Independent Power Producers in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has extended grants in support of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Solar energy company Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, is establishing its global headquarters in Uganda and moving its engineering and technology development centre from San Francisco to Uganda.
Distributed Power business has announced that U.K.-based Clarke Energy has been selected to supply four of GE’s J320 Jenbacher gas engines for a trigeneration plant that will provide the mosque with reliable, efficient and lower-carbon power, heating and cooling.
Africa50 shareholders have approved the expansion of the Board of Directors to include at least half independent directors.
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.
UK Aid is set to invest £1.6 million of capital into Energise Africa to improve access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa and improve the lives of over 11 million people, while boosting UK business opportunities.
Clear Blue Technologies International Inc, the Smart Off-Grid™ company, has announced that it has fulfilled an initial contract worth approximately $850,000 for a new street light project in Nigeria.
A new study led by University of Maryland (UMD) scientists conducted novel climate and vegetation model experiments to show that wind and solar farms could lead to a doubling of rainfall in the Sahara.
Pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility Engie, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country in partnership with telecom MTN.
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed a 10-year loan programme of € 100 million to finance various infrastructure projects in African countries.
The Enel Group’s global renewable energies division Enel Green Power (EGP) has started the construction of the 34 MW1 Ngonye solar PV plant, which is the Group’s first power plant in Zambia.
WorleyParsons has signed a 22-month engineering contract with Kipeto Energy Limited for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya.
A Study carried out on more than 1000 entrepreneurs in South Africa revealed that entrepreneurship in South Africa is not thriving, despite the fact that South Africa is one of Africa's strongest economies.
Fresh from discussing bilateral ties with the United States, Kenya has over the recent past held trade negotiations and deals with UK and China as the super powers seeks to grow their influence in the country.
Kenyan solar startup Gasol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, countries with unreliable power cost some companies as much as 31 percent in sales, according to a new study released by the Center for Global Development.
Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited has awarded Japanese company Marubeni Corporation an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the construction of a 70 megawatts class geothermal power plant.
S.Vijay Iyer, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, MIGA, the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group – is set to visit Kenya and Rwanda.
In the newly electrified villages of Tanzania’s Tanga and Pwani regions, productive use of energy champions are inspiring local communities to use the new power source for income-generation.
The South African Government has approved a draft to increase renewable energy generation.
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has launched the 2019 Year of Energy initiative, shining a light on new and innovative petroleum projects in the country.
Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, have announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya.
Symbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two important power plants in Rwanda, which will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu.
Kenya’s power sector presents promising opportunities for grid digitization. This is according to a 2018 white paper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa by General Electric.
FMO is extending a convertible grant to Kenyan-based FinTech platform Lendable providing a ‘first loss’ backstop that is expected to unlock an additional $4.5 million from commercial investors.
The Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) had its first close with committed capital of $ 58 million from the African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund, the Global Environment Facility, Calvert Impact Capital and All On.
The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than the country need to spend.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to WHN Solar, S.A. for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant of up to 100 megawatts.
The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders says research he has conducted as part of preparation for his trip to Mozambique has shown that Mozambique is an emerging economy.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund - stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa.
Ethiopia has launched the waste-to-energy facility, a first of its kind in Africa.
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has launched a pilot to provide internet access for communities in Rwanda.
Kenya Power has reiterated its commitment to provide affordable and reliable energy to manufacturers and its other customers to support the government’s Big 4 Agenda.
Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., a global solar product manufacturer, has announced the inauguration of its new PV module manufacturing factory in East London IDZ, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window.
The announcement of the new power tariffs by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has indicated an unexpected increase in energy costs for all in the country.
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.
Vantage GreenX Fund Managers have announced that through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, it has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Africa, with its wealth of natural resources and fast-growing population, may have a significant impact on international energy markets over the next 25 years.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has distanced the national oil company and its Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru, from the ongoing political tango in the National Assembly.
ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
Power utility company Kenya Power has launched new customer service centers dubbed ‘Power Clinics’ to improve service delivery and enhance customer satisfaction.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that a number of Government of Uganda funded contracts worth $2.4bn have been given to Chinese companies especially on roads and recently security cameras worth $120 million.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa.
Uganda has become the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the development partners.
When the sun sets in Ethiopia, eight out of 10 citizens must resort to unhealthy lighting sources for basic daily activities like cooking or studying.
Africa (iA), a non-profit organisation, and Bayport Management Ltd have formed a partnership to help communities across Africa to improve their living conditions through access to clean water and lighting.
SunCulture, a Kenyan-based technology company and a provider of solar water pumps and irrigation solutions for small holder farmers, has closed an investment round with the EDF Group.
Uganda has become the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility, a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency, a Pan-African and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
In line with the Paris Agreement’s aim to strengthen global response to climate change, industry as a significant stakeholder in the planet’s future, must take a lead in effecting and normalizing clean energy use.
Energy Recovery, Inc. a company involved in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has announced a $3.3 million award to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® for a water project in Egypt.
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders today announced completion of the refinancing of more than USUS$400 million loans of Bujagali Energy, aiming to help reduce electricity costs in Uganda.
The World Bank Group has approved an investment package of $794.5 million for the Nachtigal Hydropower project in Cameroon, to help the country reach its goal of providing access to electricity for 88 percent of its people by 2022.
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have announced completion of the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), aiming to help reduce electricity costs in Uganda.
As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa.”
Globeleq, a power sector leader in Africa, and an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management have reached a definitive agreement whereby Globeleq acquires Brookfield's interests in its South African renewable energy portfolio.
Kenya continues to be a global frontrunner in embracing renewable energy. Ordinary citizens are driving this revolution.
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has successfully delivered energy access to over 12,000 Togolese citizens with its smart solar home systems, just six months into its operations in Togo.
UK based energy company TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola for the Zinia Phase 2 field development, located offshore Angola at a water depth between 800 and 1,000 meters.
The World Bank has approved two International Development Association (IDA)* credits of $60 million for the Ghana Energy Sector Transformation Initiative Project and the Ghana Tourism Development Project.
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
Polar Power, Inc., a global provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, has entered the wireless infrastructure market in Namibia.
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.