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.
The 164th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$270 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in China with Nigerian-Chinese consortia towards developing sustainable biofuels in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GE announced today that President & CEO GE Africa, Jay Ireland will retire from GE effective September 30, and Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE Healthcare Africa has been named President and CEO, GE Africa.
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.
Africa Plantation Capital has signed an agreement to supply bamboo biomass to Bidco Africa group for a green and sustainable energy source.
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.