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.
The 7CGDP is an integral leg of the gas development strategy designed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to leverage the full potential of gas to meet the target of generating at least 15 gigawatts of electricity by 2020.
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.
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.
Afam VI power plant in Rivers State is ready to deliver its net dependable capacity of 624MW into the Nigerian national grid barring any regulator’s restrictions.
As part of its strategic aspirations to derive maximum value from Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources, the Federal Government is targeting 10 per cent of the world’s market share in traded Liquefied Natural Gas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has executed contracts for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and financing for Lots 1&3 of the 40inch x 614km Ajaokuta - Kaduna - Kano gas pipeline and stations.
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.
[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.
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.
Leroy Mwasaru a 20-year-old Kenyan runs Greenpact, a social enterprise creating biogas and fertilizer made from human and organic waste.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African Development Bank signs deal with International Solar Alliance to propel solar development in Africa
In a major boost for its Light up and power Africa initiative, the African Development Bank has entered into partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa.
The Board of Directors of IFC and MIGA have approved a plan to refinance more than $400 million of loans to Bujagali Energy Limited and provide up to $423 million in guarantees in support of the Bujagali hydropower project.
Tanzania based clean energy company Rafiki Power and Mobisol GmbH have partnered to pilot a new approach labelled the Hybrid Grid for off-grid clients in rural Tanzania.
Globeleq, an independent power company in Africa, along with CDC Group plc (CDC) and TCQ Power, have celebrated the start of construction of the 57 MW Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone with a ground breaking event.
IFC and Côte d’Ivoire lead public-private dialogue on opportunities to reduce energy gap with renewables
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Oil, Energy and Renewable Energy Development of Côte d’Ivoire have partnered to bring together public and private sector executives in dialogue.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation says it has committed $2.4 billion to date to the U.S. Power Africa initiative to harness the resources of the private sector to bring more electricity to Africa.
Moustapha Sene is soft-spoken, but he is sure of what he's doing, and has proved a rare knack for seeing the obvious.
Challenges and opportunities abound in Africa’s energy sector, with increase in mergers and acquisitions, Baker McKenzie forecast
Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast for the Energy Sector shows that total M&A value in the energy sector in Africa and the Middle East was US$ 4.4 billion in 2017.
Mastercard and M-KOPA have entered into a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses.
[Sierra Leone] Easy Solar receives funding from Acumen and Gaia Impact Fund to accelerate access to off grid solutions
Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and Gaia Impact Fund, a venture fund specializing in clean energy have announced their investment in Azimuth, trading as Easy Solar, a pay-as-you-go solar distribution company operating in Sierra Leone.
A new study released by the Center for Global Development found that either grid electricity or off-grid solutions alone are currently inadequate to meet many African consumers’ modern energy demands.
The British High Commissioner to Uganda, Peter West has announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Uganda.
Research Triangle Park, NC—RTI International has been named a prime contractor on the United States Agency for International DevelopmentPower Africa indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.
TRINE has launched the world’s largest crowd-investment initiative for off-grid solar.
In parallel to the “Photovoltaica” congress of renewable energies in Marrakech, global power producer Voltalia has announced that it has obtained permits for two hydropower plants of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW in Morocco.
The Managing Director of Eni Ghana Giancarlo Ruiu has signed two separate MOUs with the CEO of the Bui Power Authority Fred Oware and the CEO of the Volta River Authority Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, on the joint development of power generation from renewable sources.
As developing countries embrace innovation that will guarantee faster solutions to energy challenges, GE Power and Marinus Energy have announced a pilot project to capture Isopentane gas and use it as a fuel source for generating electricity.
Debt crowdfunding initiatives have highest success rates for East Africa’s small businesses, Energy 4 Impact report
Debt crowd funding is the most popular form of online capital raising for small businesses in Africa’s clean energy access sector.
EAIF has signed a Participation Agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide a US$21million B loan to Central Termica de Ressano Garcia S.A.
EnSync, Inc a developer of innovative distributed energy resources has announced its entry into the rapidly growing African microgrid market through the sale of a project that will deliver electricity to an East African village.
Sterling and Wilson, global solar company has been chosen to construct Zambia’s largest solar plant, of capacity 54.3 Megawatt peak.
[Mali] Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and Akuo Energy to finance construction of largest solar plant in West Africa
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and Akuo Energy, French green independent power produced have agreed to finance the Akuo Kita Solar power plant, to be built at Kita in southern Mali.
Tanzania private energy company Ruaha Energy has entered into a Standard Power Purchase Agreement with Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited, TANESCO.
Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne has inaugurated a twin solar facility, Ten Merina. This is a major milestone and cements Senegal’s position as the leading regional producer of solar energy.
Energy 4 Impact has signed an agreement with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH to assist mini-grid projects in receiving result-based financing, as part of their Energising Development programme.
African energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group will make a strong case for collaborative efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through more access to power in Africa.
InfraCo Africa, part of the multi-lateral Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Solvéo Energie S.A.S, Solvéo Guinea Renewable Energy SA and Solvéo International Investments SARL.
At the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association conference in Hong Kong, Azuri Technologies has launched its innovative $20 million off-balance-sheet debt financing program.
Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, has launched the Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya.
Astronergy/CHINT Solar has won a new contract to provide EPC services to the 165 megawatts solar project in Egypt. The company will undertake the technology, design, engineering, procurement and construction work for the whole project.
Orb Energy has raised more than $15 million in equity and debt to grow its in-house finance facility of rooftop solar for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India and to further expand its Kenya operations.
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has launched large pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in towns and cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Husk Power Systems, a rural distributed utility company operating mini-grids in Asia and Africa, has announced a $20 million equity investment by Shell Technology Ventures LLC.
[Egypt] NEXTracker delivers smart tracker technology to world's largest planned solar power plant in North Africa
Power company NEXTracker has announced that global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts of its smart solar trackers to its project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt.
Saudi-based Acwa Power, a major developer, investor and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants, has reached financial close of three solar PV projects under Round 2 of Egypt's Feed-in-Tariff programme II.
Enos Banda has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Anergi, the major African power company established through the joint venture between Africa Finance Corporation and Harith General Partners.
A U.S. based company, RD Global, working with a Japanese company, Mera Group Corporation, plans to set up a manufacturing plant of energy renewable products in Zambia in an effort to mitigate the energy deficit in the region.
Demand for remote renewable energy systems propels power storage market in Sub Saharan Africa, Frost & Sullivan
The drive to integrate renewable energy into the grid whilst at the same time supply constant, reliable power for industry activities is one of the key factors driving the power storage market in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa will not be able to accelerate and sustain growth without adequate access to energy, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe.