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Renewable Energy Event to Launch in Kenya this Year
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Invenergy Will Use NarrativeWave’s Software
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Chinese Firm Wins Sagamu Plant Contract
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The China Energy Engineering Group Corp. won a contract to build a 400 MW combined-cycle plant in Nigeria. The plant, which will be located in Sagamu, Ogun State, will cost an estimated $550 million.
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Siemens Signs Contract with Sudan’s STPGC
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Siemens signed a contract with the Sudanese Thermal Power Generation Company (STPGC) for the operation and maintenance of several plants ... agreement will minimize the risks associated with the operation of the plants and allow them to maximize their operational efficiency
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Filling Station of the Future to Deliver Electricity, Hydrogen or Methane
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
H55, a Technological Legacy from Solar Impulse
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
KenGen to Add More Geothermal Capacity
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kenya’s power generation company, the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), plans to add 1,745 MW of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025.
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KFC Goes Green in South Africa
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fast food chicken restaurant, KFC,is going green in Africa. The company just announced its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.The restaurants will be powered by Solar Africa. The move to green energy was spearheaded by KFC franchisee, AKM Foods, which owns 34 restaurants across the Eastern Cape. The solar panels were installed in October 2017 and the switch has brought the company significant cost savings.
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African Union Commission Endorses APRA Botswana 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Omexom Signs Contract with Senelec
Monday, February 19, 2018

Omexom, a subsidiary of VINCI Energies, signed a €197-million contract with Senegal’s national electric company Senelec.
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Stake in Cahora Bassa Up for Tender
Monday, February 19, 2018

Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam (HCB) launched a public call for tenders for the sale of 7.5% of its assets. This will be conducted through the Mozambique Stock Exchange (BVM). The purpose of the invitation to tender is to recruit a financial intermediary to
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Nigeria’s Transmission Network to Receive World Bank Support
Monday, February 19, 2018

Nigeria will receive funds from the World Bank to improve its power transmission network. "The investment in Nigeria's power transmission project will increase the network's capacity
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Two Permits Awarded in Morocco for Hydropower
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Voltalia has obtained permits for two hydropower plants of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW respectively in Morocco. The permits were awarded by the Moroccan Ministry for Energy and cover the plants to be located in the Middle-Atlas region of the North African country.
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GE to Maintain SPDC’s Afam VI Plant
Sunday, February 18, 2018

GE Power Services signed a multi-year service agreement (MYA) with Shell’s unit in Nigeria, SPDC, for its for its 650-MW Afam VI combined cycle power plant.
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Siemens Gamesa Unveils its 3-year Strategic Plan
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Karpower to Supply 30 MW to Gambia
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gambia’s National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) signed an agreement with power utility Karpower to supply 30 MW of electricity over two years.
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ROC Signs MoU with Rosatom for Nuclear Assistance
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Republic of Congo (ROC), in an effort to promote a nuclear power sector as well as other peaceful nuclear applications, has signed a MoU for cooperation in the civilian nuclear sector
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Power Africa Launches Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Power Africa launched Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator, which is aimed at boosting the East African country’s generation capacity by 1,000MW.
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Garissa Solar Plant Due Online in September
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kenya expects to see its Ksh13.5 billion Garissa solar plant projectbe completed by September this year. The project is touted to be the largest in East and Central Africa.
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GE Power and Marinus Partner on Waste-to-Power Project in Ghana
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Lloyd Register’s Technology Radar 2018 RE Report
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Siemens Reiterates Commitment to Sudan
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Ghanaian Delegation Visits Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
WSP Appointed by SAPP for Zambia/DRC Transmission Link
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mali Approves Financing for Thermal Power Station
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The government of Mali has approved a bill that will allow financing from the Islamic Development Bank for construction of the Sirako thermal power station. The infrastructure will operate on heavy fuel oil and will have a capacity of 100 MW.
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Neoen Selects Sterling and Wilson for Zambian Solar Project
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Neoen has selected Sterling and Wilson to aid it on its solar power project in Zambia. The 54.3-MW capacity solar plant will be located in Kafue District, 20 km southeast of the capital Lusaka. The plant is being built as part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program, which aims to reduce the time it takes to set up solar power plants in developing countries.
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Wind Power Capacity Worldwide reaches 539 Gigawatt – 52,6 Gigawatt added in 2017
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Bonn, 12 February 2018 (WWEA) – The overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2017 reached 539’291 Megawatt, according to preliminary statistics published by WWEA today 52’552 Megawatt were added in the year 2017, slightly more than in 2016 when 51’402 Megawatt went online.
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EU Funds Electricity Improvements in Nigeria
Monday, February 12, 2018

Nigeria will receive funding in the amount of €150 million from the EU to improve electricity services to citizens. The funding will allow the most remote communities access to energy through renewable energy sources according to Kurt Cornelius, the representative of the EU in Nigeria.
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Ethiopia Working on GTP II Goals
Monday, February 12, 2018

Two years into its Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II), Ethiopia has provided electricity to 993 villages and improved power supply in 146 cities. The positive news on GTP II was announced by the country’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.
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EIB Provides Funding for Kenyan Solar Ambitions
Monday, February 12, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a credit line of $74 million for the construction of two solar power plants. The solar plants will have a combined capacity of 80 MW and will be developed by Radiant Energy and Eldosol Energy.
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Portugal and Morocco Cost Out Transmission Lines
Sunday, February 11, 2018

The construction of electricity transmission lines linking Morocco to Portugal will cost €700 million. This is the result of the preliminary results of the techno-economic studies of the infrastructure project, the full conclusions of which should be known over the next three months.
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Egypt Awards Contract for Ataqa’s Pumped Storage Power Station
Sunday, February 11, 2018

A consortium made up of Artelia and AF Consult Switzerland were awarded the contract for the installation of Ataqa's pumped storage power station, according to Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker. The infrastructure with a projected capacity of 2,400 MW will be located in the Suez region.
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Ghana to Distribute Millions of LED Lamps
Sunday, February 11, 2018

The government of Ghana plans to distribute 12 million LED lamps to its population by the end of 2018, according to the Ministry of Energy. The cost of the operation is expected to be covered by financing mobilized from a local commercial bank.
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Building Energy enters the Sustainable Mobility Market
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thousands of e-vehicle charging points to be installed in Italy by 2020 Milan, February 8th, 2018 - Building Energy, a multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, enters the sustainable mobility market with Be Charge, the business unit of the Building Energy Group specialising in electric mobility infrastructures.
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JCM Matswani Solar Calls for Expressions of Interest on Malawi Project
Thursday, February 8, 2018

In Malawi, independent energy producer JCM Matswani Solar Corp, issued a call for expressions of interest to select a manufacturer for the development of a solar power plant.
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GE and Arenko to Build One of the World’s Largest Energy Storage Facilities in the UK
Thursday, February 8, 2018
New Report Explores the Key to Successfully Crowdfunding Energy Projects
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Johannesburg to host Africa Investment Forum in November 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
AfDB President Briefs Diplomatic Corps in Côte d’Ivoire on Progress/Perspectives for Africa
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Aker Solutions Expands Into Offshore Floating Wind
Thursday, February 8, 2018
CET Wins Kenyan Transmission Contract
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) was awarded the contract to connect the Standard-Gauge Railway in Kenya to the power grid. The contract, valued at about $240 million, was signed with Ketraco, the national company in charge of electric transmission.
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Energy4Impact's MEI to Better Refugees’ Lives
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Moving Energy Initiative (MEI)’s pioneering approaches involving private sector players, and market-oriented activities are aiding in taking on the challenges that refugees struggle with. According to Energy4Impact energy poverty is a persistent problem in refugees’ lives. The MEI is aimed at improving the refugees and host communities’ lives.
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Increased Liquidity in Renewables Debt Capital Market is Good News
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Industry, pension funds and end consumer are all set to benefit from more efficient lending to renewable energy projects The end consumer of alternative energy should start to benefit from lower tariffs as the cost of capital comes down for renewable energy projects within South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producers Procurement Program (REIPPPP).
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Philippines Dept. of Tourism (PDOT) Encourages Local Tourism to ‘Go Green’
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

-- PDOT commits to take part in further promoting sustainable tourism in the country in line with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourism goals – Dubai, February 6, 2018: Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) is seeking an 80 percent increase on tourism-related establishments "going green" in the next 10 years, as the agency committed to take part in further promoting sustainable tourism in the country in line with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourism goals.
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AIIM Invests in Nigeria’s Starsight
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has invested in Starsight Power Utility Ltd (Starsight). AIIM acquired its stake through its African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3), as part of a $30-million equity round, together with Helios Investment Partners, acting on behalf of funds it advises.
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AfDB Approves ZAR 140-million Loan to Support African Local Currency Bond Fund
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 5, 2018 – The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a loan ZAR 140 million (about US $10 million) to the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund), to further enhance the Fund’s portfolio and promote the development of domestic capital markets across the continent.
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South Africa’s Renewable Energy Program Back on Track
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cape Town: - After nearly two years of stalling and uncertainty, South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown announced on Friday 2 February that the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 27 wind and solar renewable energy projects will go ahead.
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N-Sea Awarded £40 Million of International Contracts
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
BEAM Investment Platform Launched
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Eskom to Sign PPAs
Monday, February 5, 2018

South Africa’s state-run utility Eskom received the go-ahead from the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to sign outstanding power purchase agreements with independent power producers who form part of SA's independent power scheme.
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Schletter South Africa-Growth in the Time of Rumor
Monday, February 5, 2018
Clarke Energy Order for Jenbacher Engines First in East Africa
Monday, February 5, 2018

Alaf, part of the Safal Group, selected Clarke Energy to supply a natural gas-fueled captive power plant to support their manufacturing facility in Dar es Salaam. For Clarke this is the sale of the first of GE’s containerized 6-series engines in East Africa.
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Mozambique’s Namaacha Wind Farm Receives SEFA Support
Sunday, February 4, 2018

The AfDB, through the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), will support Mozambique’s Namaacha utility-scale wind farm project. Parque Eólico da Namaacha will receive $985,000 to support project preparation activities.
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Mounting Systems Awarded Egypt’s Benban Contract
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mounting Systems GmbH was awarded a further contract for a 64 MWp project in Benban, Egypt. The major contract will be carried out together with the main contractor ib vogt GmbH.
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Inspired Evolution Invests in Alten RE Developments Africa
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Inspired Evolution signed a deal to invest up to $36 million in Alten RE Developments Africa B.V., the sub-Saharan Africa-focused subsidiary of AltenEnergíasRenovables.
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Tender issued for Hybrid Plant in Niger
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A tender has been issued for Niger’s solar-diesel hybrid project in Agadez. According to the issued tender, the project involves a 13 MWp solar PV plant and a 2x3 MW diesel plant. Both plants should be equipped with individual systems and associated auxiliaries.
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Trump Wants Deep Cuts in RE Programs
Thursday, February 1, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s administration is looking to cut deeply into the US Department of Energy’s budget, specifically, the renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. As Trump pushes his focus on fossil fuels and “beautiful clean coal”, the administration is looking to cut clean energy program funds by 72% overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained byThe Washington Post.
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JDA Signed for Khoumagueli Solar PV Project in Guinea
Thursday, February 1, 2018

InfraCo Africa, part of the multi-lateral Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), signed a joint development agreement to develop the Khoumagueli Solar PV project in Guinea.
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CHP Ensures a Healthy Energy Mix
Thursday, February 1, 2018
AfDB Pledges Support for ‘New Way of Working’
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In line with its High 5 development priorities and, in particular, its agenda to Light up and power Africa, the AfDB plans to reach 29.3 million people in Africa with electricity by 2020.
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AIIM Acquires Stake in Ghanaian Power Plant
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) acquired a minority stake in the Amandi IPP power plant in Ghana. AIIM’s investment in Amandi is financed through its third pan-African focused fund,
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Iveco to Deliver CNG Buses to Abidjan
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Public transportation in Cote d’Ivoire is going green as Italian firm Iveco will soon deliver 50 CNG powered buses from its Crealis range.
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BP Invests in EV Charging Stations
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BP’s venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc., a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems. The company plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.
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Solar Decathlon Africa
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Moroccan Research Institute for Solar Energy and New energies (IRESEN) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University have invited universities and major players in the renewables, green buildings & energy efficiency sectors to participate in the international collegiate competition Solar Decathlon Africa. The invitation was released through a call for participation process.
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Hybrid Power Solutions to See Good Growth
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hybrid power solutions, which combine renewable energy with fossil fuel and battery storage, are estimated to grow from a few installations to several thousand megawatts in sub-Saharan Africa, in the coming years.
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Green America and T-Mobile Push AT&T and Verizon to Match T-Mobile’s 100% RE Commitment
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Green America and T-Mobile Push AT&T and Verizon to Match T-Mobile’s 100% Renewable Energy Commitment T-Mobile Became The First US Telecom Company To Adopt a 100% Renewable Energy Commitment; Green America Will Pressure AT&T and Verizon to Match T-Mobile’s Historic Pledge.
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Sanga Hydropower Station Connected to Grid
Monday, January 29, 2018

The Hydroelectric Power Station at Sanga, owned by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-run utility SNEL, has been connected to the national grid.
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African Economic Outlook 2018 presented to African Union Summit delegates in Addis Ababa
Monday, January 29, 2018
Burkina Faso Plans More Solar Plants
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Burkina Faso aims to install eight additional solar PV plants, with a total capacity of 100 MW, to be distributed in seven of its regions. This announcement was made by Alpha OumarDissa, the Burkinabe Minister of Energy.
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Botswana Invests in Power Transmission
Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Botswana Power Corp. in a bid tobring its power transmission sector up to snuff launched a $495-million project to build an electricity transmission line to connect the northwest of the country,
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Fronius World of Storage Solutions Growing
Sunday, January 28, 2018
IFC Funds Support Close of Financing of Gas Plant in Mozambique
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Liberian Utility Signs Management Contract with ESB International
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Trump Slaps China with Huge Solar Tariff
Saturday, January 27, 2018

US president Donald Trump on January 22 slapped a whopping 30% tariff on foreign-manufactured solar panels imported into the North American country. The move is part of a broader measure that also
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EIB Issues Grant for Akiira Geothermal
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €155 million financing package to Akiira Geothermal for the construction of a geothermal power plant in Kenya.
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BOAD Closes Funding on Kita PV Plant
Thursday, January 25, 2018

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) closed the mobilization of €77 million for the construction of the Kita PV solar power station in Mali.
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Morocco Determines RE Needs
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Morocco has determined that to achieve its goal of producing 42% of its energy from renewable by 2020, it will need to build 1.5 GW of wind and solar power plants each year.
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The Sustainable City, Dubai to Host Finale of 2018 Electric Vehicle Road Trip
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Dangote to Build Solar Plant in Kano State
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The government of Kano State in Nigeria has granted 150 acres of land to Dangote Group for the construction of its solar power plant in Zakirai.
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Togo’s CI-ZO Project Powers First Customers
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Togo’s project for rural electrification through solar power program CI-ZO reached first beneficiaries in Savanna region. It was launched on December 2, 2017 in Ogou by Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé.
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InfraCo Africa Gets Funding for Corbetti Geothermal Project
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

InfraCo Africa signed a $30 million financing agreement with Berkeley Energy for the Corbetti geothermal project in Ethiopia.
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Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive Certified Net Zero
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

78 Corlett Drive in Johannesburg is one of the first projects to be certified as Net Zero in Africa.
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Ghana and Burkina Faso Transmission Link Expected by End of H1
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The power line linking Ghana to Burkina Faso is expected to come online by the end of H1 2018, according to the Minister of Energy in Burkina Faso while visiting the construction site.
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Meet Team Nigeria – Africa’s First Winter Olympian Bobsleighers
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Three women are set to become the first ever representatives for Nigeria, and Africa as a whole, to compete in the Winter Olympics bobsleigh competition.
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Global LEAP’s Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition and Innovation Prize Winners Announced
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise $1.5 Billion in VC Funding in 2017
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
BBOXX Launches Cloud-Based Task Management Platform
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
SAWEA Expects 26 PPAs to Conclude in Q1
Monday, January 22, 2018

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) anticipatesseeing the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Q1 2018.
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Masdar Partners with Elswedey and Marubeni in Egypt
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Masdar signed a collaboration agreement to deliver a wind power portfolio of more than 800 MW in Egypt alongside Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni Corp.
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Cepsa and Masdar Join Forces to Expand their Renewables Businesses Internationally
Sunday, January 21, 2018
African Energy Stakeholders to Meet in Washington DC at Powering Africa Summit
Sunday, January 21, 2018
New Team to Manufacture in Zambia
Thursday, January 18, 2018

RD Global and Mera Group Corp. plans to set up a factory in Zambia to manufacture renewable energy products. Mera Group Business Development Advisor Rune Gunnar Dige says Zambia was chosen as a preferred investment destination in the energy sector because of its geographical position among countries in the Southern African region.
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Engie, EDF, and ACWA Submit Propsals for Noor Midelt
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Engie SA and EDF Energies Nouvelles, as well as Acwa Power International submitted their technical proposals for the implementation of the 800-MW Noor Midelt solar project in Morocco.
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Aurecon First to Have 50 Green Star Rated Buildings in South Africa
Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) confirmed that global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon is the first company to have 50 Green Star-rated buildings certified in South Africa.
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DNV GL Launches Certification Framework for CCS
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Speed Skater from Ghana Makes Her Mark on the U.S. Olympic Team
Thursday, January 18, 2018
TCN Plans Boost in Transformers
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Two Thermal Plants Commissioned in Madagascar
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jovena, a subsidiary of the Axian group, commissioned two thermal power plants with a total capacity of 76 MW in Madagascar. The Noor 1 and Noor 2 have a combined capacity of 76 MW and will power more than 35,000 homes in the island nation.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Kenya Power
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Siemens Gamesa to Supply the Turbines for Cepsa'sFirst Ever Wind Farm
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Egypt and Siemens Halt Wind Farm Negotiations
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Negotiations between the Egyptian government and Siemens over the establishment of a 2,000 MW wind farm have come to a halt. This is the second time that talks between the two have not lead to productive results.
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Masdar and EDF SA Sign MoU
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Masdar signed a MoU to collaborate with EDF SA in the power sectors of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership will explore development opportunities within the framework of both companies’ existing off-grid investments in sub-Saharan Africa
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ENGIE Acquires Two New Companies in West Africa
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ENGIE signed an agreement to acquire two companies specializing in energy services in West Africa. The companies, Afric Power and Tieri, employ more than 140 people specializing in the design,
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AfDB President to Participate in Panel on International Migration in Africa
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Masdar Completes Moroccan Project
Monday, January 15, 2018

Masdar successfully completed installing a landmark off-grid solar power project that extends energy access to 19,438 homes in more than 1,000 rural villages in Morocco.
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Energy 4 Impact Receives Grant for Empowered Women Enterprises Program
Monday, January 15, 2018

Energy 4 Impact was awarded a grant by the Swedish Postcode Lottery Foundation to implement the Productive and Empowered Women Enterprises program in Senegal.
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ADFD and IRENA Team Up to Fund Solar Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda
Monday, January 15, 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) announced that $25 million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for two solar PV projects,
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ACWA Adopting SolarCoin
Sunday, January 14, 2018

ACWA Power is adopting SolarCoin -the global reward program for solar electricity generation, marking the first time a utility-scale generator joins the SolarCoin ecosystem.
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Energy 4 Impact and OFID Team up on Small Scale Solar Irrigation in Rwanda
Sunday, January 14, 2018

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved a $1-million grant for Energy 4 Impact to develop the small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda. The project will initially target an estimated 3,000 smallholder farmers, organized into farmer groups and cooperatives,
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BBOXX Launches Large PAYG in DRC
Sunday, January 14, 2018

BBOXX launched large pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar systems in towns and cities in the DRC. The launch was made possible through a technical collaboration with Victron Energy, manufacturer of components for solar energy systems.
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27 Semi-Finalists Announced inInaugural Edition of Climate Innovations Exchange
Sunday, January 14, 2018

The 11th edition of WFES will take place from 15 to 18 January 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).
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Nexans Acquires BE CableCon
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sulzer Doubles Capacity of High Voltage Testing to Improve Repair Times
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Kenya Sees SEFA Grant for Biomass Project
Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) awarded a $995,000 grant to Asticom Kenya Ltd. The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) awarded a $995,000 grant to Asticom Kenya Ltd. The funds will go to the project to build a 10-MW mini biomass plant in Kariba near Nairobi.
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Vinci and Andritz Win Moroccan Bid
Thursday, January 11, 2018

A consortium made up of Vinci Construction and Andritz Hydro won the bid to construct the Abdelmoumen Dam’s Pump Energy Transfer Station (STEP) in Morocco.
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Senelec Plans Revitalization Investments
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Senelec, Senegal’s state-run utility firm, wants to revitalize the country’s power sector.
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Energy 4 Impact to Develop Rwandan Small-Scale Solar Irrigation Market
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Umeme to Invest $155 Million on Electricity Upgrades
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Umeme Ltd., Uganda's largest electricity distribution company, plans to invest $155 million in upgrades during 2018.
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Off-Grid Solar Set to Boom in Africa
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Lake Turkana Wind Scheduled for June Grid Connection
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kenya is expected to see the power line linking a 310-MW wind power plant connected to the national grid by June, according to the Ministry of Energy.
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ACWA Sees Financial Close on Three Egyptian Projects
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ACWA Power has reached financial close on three solar PV projects under Round 2 of Egypt’s Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) program II, with an aggregate capacity of 165.5MWp.
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Solar Industry Corporate Funding Surges 41% Percent in 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Joshua Romisher Joins Fenix team in Kampala as CFO
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tigo Releases New Rapid Shutdown Solution with Powerline Communication
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Egypt Plans MENA’s Largest Wind Farm
Monday, January 8, 2018

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has launched a project that when complete will be one of, if not the largest wind farms in the MENA region
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Solar Farm for Ethiopia
Monday, January 8, 2018
AfDB Approves Investment in FEI OGEF
Sunday, January 7, 2018

The AfDB’s Board approved a $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF). The investment in FEI OGEF follows the approval of additional investments of $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and €6 million from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)...
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Greensmith to Help Reduce Azores’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 4 January 2017 at 10.00 a.m. EET Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, will deliver an integrated energy management system based on its industry-leading Greensmith Energy Management System (GEMS) software for Graciolica Lda’s microgrid power facility in the Azores...
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Zambia Solar Project Achieves Financial Close
Thursday, January 4, 2018

The IFC finalized financing for the construction of Zambia’s first large-scale solar power plant, the West Lunga project. The project is the first to be developed, tendered, awarded, and financed under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program.
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Siemens Gamesa Wins Egyptian Turbine Order
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA.
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Pipeline Fire Leads to Grid Shut Down
Thursday, January 4, 2018

A fire on a gas pipeline caused Nigeria’s electricity grid to shut down, according to the West African country’s Ministry of Power. The fire on the pipeline caused gas supplies to several power stations to be cut off.
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Hatta Goes Solar
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Senegal’s Ten Mérina Set to be Inaugurated
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Senegal’s Ten Mérina solar power plant is complete and waiting for inauguration. According to reports, the inauguration ceremony is set to take place this month.
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Egypt Wants World Bank to Mediate Grand Renaissance Talks
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Egypt is looking to replace Sudan as the mediator between it and Ethiopia over the construction of the Great Renaissance Dam. Egypt has proposed that instead of Sudan,
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XOM Preparing Climate Change Report
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In an attempt to appease shareholders, US supermajor ExxonMobil now plans to publish new details on how climate change may affect its business.
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Closing of the New NP divestment
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Closing of the New NP divestment
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
TuNur Keen to Start Export CSP Project
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In Tunisia, TuNur applied to the government to begin construction of their proposed 4.5-GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Sahara Desert. The power generated from the project is expected to be exported to Europe...
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Footballer Weah Wins Liberia’s Presidential Run-Off
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Liberia’s new president is George Weah, the former football star. Weah won the office in a run-off election and will take office next month marking Liberia’s first democratic transition in over 70 years.
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DPA and CTTZ Partner Up in Zimbabwe
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Distributed Power Africa (DPA) and Community Technology Trust in Zimbabwe (CTTZ) entered into a partnership aimed at empowering rural communities through provision of solar power energy to boost their small businesses. The partnership should see small-farm holders and other small to medium enterprises enhance productivity through efficient use of solar energy...
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Cameroon Negotiates Transmission Line with Bouygues
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Siemens Gamesa Signs Contracts for 23 Turbines
Sunday, December 31, 2017
AfDB Achieves 100% Investment in Green Energy Projects in 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Engie Makes Another RE Acquisition
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Engie has acquired SPIE Maroc, a company specialized in electrical and climatic engineering, multi-technical maintenance and telecommunications and energy transmission infrastructures.
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Burkina Faso Awarded World Bank Grant
Thursday, December 28, 2017

The World Bank has granted Burkina Faso $75 million in financing for the development of its electricity sector.
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EFG Hermes to Invest in Egypt’s RE Sector
Thursday, December 28, 2017
NNPC to Help Power Nigeria
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Mobisol Opens Flagship Store in Tanzania
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mobisol launched its new flagship store in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Mkuki House Mall. During the event, Mobisol employees and customers,
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Wärtsilä to Power Mauritanian Mine
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wärtsilä will deliver a turnkey power plant to provide electricity for the Phase Two expansion of the Tasiast mine located in Mauritania.
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Firms Aid Ethiopia’s Energy Access Goals
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mobisol and SunTransfer Tech out of Ethiopia partnered up to provide large high-tech solar home systems.
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Wave Power Planned for Ghana
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Indian firm Shapoorji Pallonji and the Israeli renewable energy firm Yam Pro Energy are planning to build a 150-MW wave power plant in Ghana.
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New Africa Power to Develop Zambian Hydro
Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Africa Power plans to develop mini hydropower plants in Zambia with a total capacity of 65 MW. A sum of $4.6 million has already been released for infrastructure feasibility studies
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AfDB Borrowing Program Approved
Sunday, December 24, 2017

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) board of directors approved the bank’s 2018 borrowing program for $8 billion to be raised from capital markets.
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Asticom Kenya Receives Grant from SEFA for WTE
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Ethiopia Signs $4 Billion in Geothermal Agreements
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ethiopia took another step towards in its mission to be a renewable energy powerhouse with the signing of an agreement to build two geothermal power plants.
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Azura Sees First Turbine Online in Nigeria
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Azura saw its first turbine synchronized to Nigeria’s national grid on December 20. The turbine began producing electricity for distribution across the country.
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AfDB Invests in Evolution II Fund
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The AfDB, as part of its wider mandate under the New Deal on Energy for Africa, approved an investment of $20 million in the Evolution II Fund −a Pan-African clean and sustainable energy private equity fund.
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Daikin’s Next Generation Energy Efficient Inverters Reduce CO2 Emissions by 80%
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Morocco’s Khalladi Wind Farm Now Online
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Khalladi wind farm in Morocco has begun supplying power to the national grid. ACWA Power, the developer of this project,
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AfDB Connects Guinea and Mali
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The AfDB released more than €71 million in funding for the construction of a 714-km high-voltage power line.
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Solar Park Freetown Inaugurated
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The government of Sierra Leone inaugurated its Solar Park Freetown project. The landmark 6-MW Solar Park Freetown Project,
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Biogas Mixing Pump Sets New Standards Thanks to Maximum Maintainability
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Chatham House to Host Middle East and North Africa Energy 2018
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Tanzania to Benefit from New Initiative
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be the main beneficiary of a new initiative aimed at promoting productive uses of energy in Tanzania’s rural areas.
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ITFC Signs Financing Agreement with Senelec
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) signed a €110.5 million Murabaha Financing Agreement (CFA Franc 72.5 billion),
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Highest Wind Turbines in the World go Online
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Convoy of Electric Vehicles to take Part in Road Trip Across UAE and Oman
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Benin Receives Funding for PV Plant
Monday, December 18, 2017

The French Development Agency has allocated funding of nearly €50 million to Benin, for the development of a PV power plant.
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NERC Issues License for Floating Power Plant
Monday, December 18, 2017

The Nigerian power sector regulatory authority, NERC, issued a license to Cross River State for the installation of a 528-MW floating power plant.
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BP Partners with Lightsource in Solar
Monday, December 18, 2017

BP has partnered with Lightsource in the renewable energy sector. The two firms have agreed to form a strategic partnership,
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Siemens Opens Energy-Focused MindSphere Application Center
Monday, December 18, 2017
Siemens and Rotan Power Sign MoU in Ghana
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Siemens and Rotan Power signed a MoU to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 MW at the Aboadze Power Enclave located in Ghana’s western region.
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Digital Energy Solutions Realizes the Future of Energy Management at Spanner Re²
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Fronius—Number One in the Market
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Wärtsilä to Increase the Share of RE in Jordan with 52 MW Solar PV Plant
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Egypt to Go Nuclear by 2026
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Egypt’s planned nuclear plant, El Dabaa, should see commercial operations star up in 2026 according to the country’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy,
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World Bank to Focus on RE, Drop Oil & Gas Funding
Thursday, December 14, 2017

The World Bank Group is phasing out its funding of oil and gas projects as part of its ongoing support for clean energy.
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GE and EETC to Increase Capacity at Gabal El Zeit
Thursday, December 14, 2017
New Energy Minister for Mozambique
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Zimbabwe to Inaugurate Kariba Hydropower Plant
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Zimbabwe will see the first unit of the Kariba hydropower plant inaugurated by the country’s new president,
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Uganda’s Karuma to See Delay
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

In Uganda, the Karuma hydropower plant could see a delay. According to media reports the project may not be delivered by the scheduled completion date of December 2018.
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Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Konecranes to Deliver its First Waste-to-Energy Cranes to India
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
RWG Completes 130th Siemens SGT-A20 AV Gas Generator Upgrade
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Total Eren to Provide 70 MW Wind Farm for PT Perusahaan Listrik Nagara
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Sparrows Group Acquires Alpha Offshore Service
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
ABB Pioneers Microgrid Solution for Installation on Offshore Platform
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Financing Innovative Technology Solutions to Power Africa
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Loeriesfontein and Khobab Achieve Commercial Operations
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

South Africa’s Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farms commenced their 20-year commercial operations, a milestone they have achieved on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident.
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Siemens/GECOL to Up Libyan Power Output
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Siemens signed contracts with Libya’s state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by approximately 1.3 GW.
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One Planet Summit, Two French Multinationals, Three Big New Commitments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Voith’s HydroSchool Benefits Africa
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Cmec to Construct Hydropower Project in Cameroon
Monday, December 11, 2017

China Machinery Engineering Corp. (Cmec) entered into an agreement with the government of Cameroon for the construction of an 84-MW hydroelectric power station,
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World Bank to Finance ECOWAS Electrification Project
Monday, December 11, 2017

The World Bank will finance a regional off-grid electrification project in West Africa.
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Egypt to Launch Solar Tender in Q1
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Solar firms should expect to see tenders launched by Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity in Q1 2018. The tenders are aimed at adding a combined capacity of 500 MW of power.
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SAPVIA’s 5-Point Plan for Solar Industrialization
Sunday, December 10, 2017

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) revealed a bold 5- Point Plan for the solar PV industry to drive industrialization, create jobs, and contribute to economic growth.
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Industry First for Ampelmann at North Sea Offshore Wind Farm
Sunday, December 10, 2017
GCube Insurance Supports Ben Ban Solar with New ME Capacity
Sunday, December 10, 2017
M-KOPA Raises Funds for Kenya and Uganda Expansion
Thursday, December 7, 2017

M-KOPA Solar has raised $80 million to continue its development in Kenya and Uganda. The company offers solar energy solutions to rural and remote people in the power grid.
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Egypt to Set up Nuclear Regulatory Body
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Egypt is set to establish a nuclear power industry regulatory agency in early 2018 according to reports out of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy
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Fairbanks Morse Introduces PoweReliability Service
Thursday, December 7, 2017
NRG Systems and Lasser Eólica Partner in Europe and MENA Region
Thursday, December 7, 2017
AfDB Steps-Up Investments for Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The African Development Bank announced today, that in line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa, it has approved $324 million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track.
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BBOXX Launches in Togo
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Togo’s CIZO initiative made a significant stride forward as BBOXXofficially launched its operations in Togo. President Faure Gnassingbé,
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Energy 4 Impact Partners with M-Changa
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Energy 4 Impact has partnered with M-Changa, Africa’s leading crowd funding platform, to increase access to funding for female clean energy micro-entrepreneurs in rural Kenya and Tanzania.
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Total and EREN RE Receive Green Light
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Total and EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) received approval from the relevant authorities to finalize their strategic agreement signed in September 2017.
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Solar CEO Named One of the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Refueling Electric Vehicles in No Time
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
ENGIE Acquires South African Companies
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
NNPC Signs MoU for Bioethanol Plant
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NNPC, Nigeria’s state-run oil firm, signed a MoU with the Kebbi state government (KBSG) to build a bioethanol plant.The plant is expected to use cassava and sugarcane as its feedstock.
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GE Reaches Half Way Point of Medupi Power Plant Construction
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

General Electric Steam Power Systems received a Final Acceptance Certificate from Eskom for the successful testing and transitioning of Medupi Power Station Unit 4.
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Parliament Ratifies BumbunaHydropower Agreements
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The parliament of Sierra Leone has ratified the 25-year power purchase agreement and implementation agreements between the government and Joule Africa.
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Burkina Faso Inaugurates Solar Project
Monday, December 4, 2017

Burkina Faso saw its Zagtouli solar power station inaugurated at the end of November. The power station was inaugurated by the president of France,
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Globeleq Increases Stakes in South Africa RE
Monday, December 4, 2017

Globeleq increased its shareholding in the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar and Droogfontein Solar power projects in South Africa,
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Enviromena Power Systems Acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners
Monday, December 4, 2017
Another Suicide Bombing in Nigeria/Military Kills Insurgents
Monday, December 4, 2017
UAE Expels former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq
Monday, December 4, 2017
Safari Lodges Look to Clean Solar Energy and storage
Sunday, December 3, 2017

Key trend in Africa: Safari lodges changeover to clean solar energy and storage – meeco develops intelligent solar power solutions for remote tourist destinations in Kenya
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IEA/LSB Call for Triple Advanced Biofuel Output
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Two New Wind Farms for Egypt
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In Egypt, Elsewedy Electric Company and Marubeni Corp. are looking to build two wind farms. Both farms are to have a 500 MW capacity, according to reports. The companies are currently negotiating for land with the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)....
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AfDB Approves Loan for Cameroon Hydropower
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Board of Directors of the AfDB approved on November 28 a senior loan of €150 million which, together with the support of other financial partners, will be used to finance the 420-MW Nachtigal hydropower project in Cameroon. The Nachtigal hydropower project is expected to enter service in 2022, increasing the country's capacity by 30%.
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Building Energy Donates to Tororo
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Building Energy, operator of a 10-MWp solar plant in Tororo, Uganda is helping the community in the region of the plants. The firm is supporting the Tororo local community with a donation of construction materials, furniture, textbooks and agricultural equipment to the Asinget Community School.
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Africa Energy Indaba Announces a Strategic Partnership
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) to grow and develop the African Energy Sector with the SAEEC Member Companies.
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Shift Buys Electric Cars from Arabian Automobiles Renault
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shift is the first car rental company to purchase electric vehicles from Arabian Automobiles Renault Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29nd November 2017: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has delivered five ground-breaking new Renault ZOE 40 Long Range cars to Shift, making it the UAE’s first car rental company to use electric vehicles (EVs) in its line-up. The zero emission Renault ZOE 40 Long Range will support Shift’s mission to reduce carbon footprint in the country.
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New WindGEMINI Advances Wind Turbine Operations
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 29 November 2017: DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has launched WindGEMINI, its first online digital twin online tool giving wind farm owners and operators advanced insights into turbine condition and performance, enabling better informed wind operation decisions.
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De Aar Wind Farm Connected to Grid
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

South Africa’s Northern Cape saw the De Aar Wind Power Project successfully commissioned and connected to the grid,
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Vodacom is Green in Lesotho
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lesotho is home to Vodacom’s biggest green building. The $6-million investment was aimed at minimizing the impact of climate change by reducing the company’s green house gas emissions generated during its everyday operations.
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Mercy Corp. to Develop RE Curriculum in Liberian Schools
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Countries Meet to Chart the Future of IRENA in Driving the Global Energy Transformation
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
IoT Innovation in Solar Powered Milling
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group to Create 25 Million Jobs
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
MelupiUnit 4 Connected to South African Grid
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Energy 4 Impact Supports Debt Crowdfunding for Namibian Solar Company
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Renewable Energy, Critical to Meeting Africa’s Energy Needs by 2040
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Gambia Plans to Increase Power Generation
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gambia’s national water and electricity company, NAWEC, launched a new roadmap to provide a solution to the energy crisis in the country. The strategy,
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Coach of Black Stars to Invest in Solar Panel Manufacturing
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kwesi Appiah, the coach of Ghana's national football team, the Black Stars, revealed that there are plans to build a solar equipment plant in the
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Wärtsilä Awarded PV Plant in Nigeria
Monday, November 27, 2017

Wärtsilä received a letter of award for a 95.3MWp (75MWac) solar PV power plant in Nigeria. The award comes from Pan Africa Solar Ltd. and will be Wärtsilä's first utility-scale solar PV project exclusively for an on-grid application.
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AfDB to Finance Rehabilitation of Power System in Ethiopia
Monday, November 27, 2017

The AfDB has approved a loan and a grant amounting to $97.79million for the rehabilitation of power systems in Ethiopia.The $83.64million loan and $14.15million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF),
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Lumos and MTN Light up Nigerian Homes
Monday, November 27, 2017

Lumos Mobile Electricity Service deployed its 60,000thY’ello Box. The Y’ello Box is an at-home solar electricity device that lets users gain access to reliable electricity at an affordable price.
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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to present new products at WindEurope 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
UN Climate Change Conference COP23: Slowly Moving into the Right Direction
Monday, November 27, 2017
Vinci Energies to Deliver Solar PV to Senegal
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Senegal will prevent an estimated 18,919 tons of CO2 from being discharged into the atmosphere when planned solar PV plants are installed. According to reports,
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Algeria and Libya Discuss Power Exports
Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sonelgaz and GECOL, the state-run utilities of Algeria and Libya respectively, have entered discussions for the export of Algerian power into Libya,
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More Than 300 Dead in North Sinai Mosque Attack
Sunday, November 26, 2017

More than 300 people (305 at last report) attending mosque for Friday prayers on November 24 have died as a result of a militant attack in Egypt’s
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Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase GRESS during COP23
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Off Grid Projects for Nigeria
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nigeria is seeing more off grid solar projects. One project recently announced is being developed by a partnership made up of Pan Africa Solar and BBOXX.
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Ghana to Export Power
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Burkina Faso will be receiving power from Ghana, according to the Ghanaian electricity minister Boakye Agyarko. Ghana will now export 100 MW of electricity
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Masdar Inaugurates One of the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Funding Secured for Solar Plant in Burkina Faso
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

EREN Renewable Energy entered into an agreement with Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industrie et l’Artisanat du Burkina (BICIAB), a local BNP Paribas Group subsidiary,
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Africa GreenTec Commissions Solar Container
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The start-up Africa GreenTec successfully commissioned its first solar container in the Tahoua region of Niger. The container relies on a mobile 41-kWp PV installation and a 60-kWh battery storage system to provide electricity to the village of AmaloulNomade,
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Jubilation in Zim as Mugabe Resigns
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
FMO and Access Power Launch Shark Tank
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

FMO and Access Power launched the 2018 FMO Access Power Solar 'Shark Tank' competition following the competition’s successful first installment in 2016 at the ‘Making Solar Bankable’ conference
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Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The United States stands with African countries “to defeat the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said November 17
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Carbon Credits Drive Green Funding in Dubai
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Top Green Products for Construction Announced Ahead of the Big 5
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
SACS Invests in Cape Town RE System
Monday, November 20, 2017

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town has committed to clean energy and inline with that commitment, has installed a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House.
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DEWA’s Water Reservoirs to be Powered by Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Monday, November 20, 2017
KfW and ATI to Support Small- and Mid-Scale Projects
Sunday, November 19, 2017

German Development Bank KfW and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) announced on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting,
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Off-Grid Government-Industry Dialogue Kicks-Off
Sunday, November 19, 2017
ADFD, IRENA Open New Funding Round for RE Projects in Developing Countries
Sunday, November 19, 2017
SA’s Stortemelk Hydropower Project Receives Accolades
Friday, November 17, 2017

The Stortemelk Hydropower Project was recently awarded the 2017 Award for Architecture from the South African Institute of Architects for the Free State Region. Power plants aren’t usually top of mind when it comes to architectural awards, but the thought and planning that went into the Stortemelk plant made a testament to what can be achieved when careful design and innovations are brought into the housing of a power station.
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Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco Endorses Industry Events
Friday, November 17, 2017

The ‘Gas Options: North & West Africa’ Summit and the ‘Africa Renewable Energy Forum’ Receive the High Patronage of Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco Travelling to Casablanca to join these high-level discussions, the Forums have confirmed the participation of 5 Ministers of Energy
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Windaba Opens with Many African Countries Now Looking to SA’s REIPPPP
Friday, November 17, 2017

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, welcomed the South African and International Wind energy industry to the 7th Annual International Wind Industry conference – Windaba 2017...
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Solar Impulse Foundation Officially Launches World Alliance for Efficient Solutions
Friday, November 17, 2017

Bonn, 14 November 2017 – Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation has officially launched the second phase of its action – the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions – during COP23, with the goal of selecting 1000 solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bring them to decision makers at COP24 to encourage them to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies.
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Dr. Saidi to Examine Regulation and Policy at the Global Solar Leaders Summit
Friday, November 17, 2017

"Decarbonization is a major investment opportunity for generations to come and ‘climate’ must be integrated into economic decision-making processes at the levels of government, society and businesses." says Dr. Saidi. His Excellency Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC), has confirmed his attendance at the third edition of The Global Solar Leaders Summit which will be held on the 27 November 2017 at The Dubai World Trade Centre.
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2018 Integrated Media Planner Now Available
Friday, November 17, 2017
OPEC Predicts Rapid Renewable Energy Growth
Thursday, November 16, 2017

The latest edition of the OPEC World Oil Outlook predicts oil will remain the world’s largest source of energy over the next two decades, despite the increasing importance of renewables. However, the Organization says that the rate of growth for oil and gas will not be as robust as in previous decades while Renewables will see rapid growth.
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GE to Upgrade Azito Power Plant
Thursday, November 16, 2017

GE’s Power Services business signed an agreement with Azito Energie SA to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined-cycle power plant in Cote d’Ivoire. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will
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Mugabe Ousted in Bloodless Coup
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Long-term Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, also known as “Mad Bob” to many of his opponents, was ousted in a bloodless military coup early Wednesday. The military reports his family is safe and sound, with 93-year old Mugabe under house arrest.
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Akon Wins Award at Global Citizen Forum
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grammy Award winner Akon received an award at the Global Citizen Forum that took place in Montenegro for his work in renewable energy
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Nuclear Generation to Double to Meet Sustainable Development Goals
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Optimized Microturbine Solar Power System
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
IngeteamSurpasses 40 GW Milestone of Installed Wind Power Capacity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Kenya Power to Increase Quality of Transformers
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Lumos Brings New Solar Service to Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lumos Global officially launched a new, nationwide solar electricity service for Cote d'Ivoire
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Alitec South Africa Opens Doors
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Altitec opened the doors on Altitec South Africa, following last year’s signing of a JV with Obelisk,
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KACO New Energy Quarterly Results at an All-Time High
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

KACO new energy can look back on a successful third quarter of 2017: the inverter manufacturer received orders for 550 megawatts
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Schletter Group Names New Managing Director for South Africa
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
AU Issues Grant for Kenyan Geothermal
Sunday, November 12, 2017

The African Union Commission has issued a grant of 101.5 million Kenyan shillings for the Turkana geothermal power plant
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Togo Goes Mini-Solar
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Togo is experimenting with mini-solar PV plants to help power those in the country who have no access to the national grid.
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ENI to Light Up Ghana
Thursday, November 9, 2017

ENI will build two solar PV plants in Ghana, one in Tamale and the other will be in the Volta Basin.
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AEG Solar Modules Delivered to German Project in Nigeria
Thursday, November 9, 2017

In cooperation with energy-solution provider Daystar Power, Solar Solutions GmbH has delivered AEG solar modules for a German armed
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Sounda Hydroelectric Pre-Feasibility Studies Are In
Thursday, November 9, 2017

In the Republic of Congo (ROC) pre-feasibility studies have shown that the planned Sounda hydroelectric power plant has a potential capacity of 450 MW to 500 MW.
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Morocco to See Four RE Projects Online in 2018
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Acwa Power plans to inaugurate four power plants with a total capacity of 640 MW in Morocco duting 2018.
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Alfanar Closes Egypt Solar Financing
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Alfanar Company closed the financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 50-MW solar PV plant.
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Tunisia Plans First RE Auction
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tunisia is looking to take advantage of its location on the continent to increase its power generating capacity through the use of renewable energies
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Building Energy Begins Construction of its PV Plant in Annapolis, Maryland
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Terminal Operators Face a Biomass Challenge
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Experts Present 10-point Memorandum on Tackling Climate Change Ahead of COP23
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Scatec Could Help Power Sudan
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sudan is in talks with Norway’s Scatec Solar to build its largest solar power farm. A Sudanese delegation led by investment minister Mubarak Al-Fadil met with Scatec Solar
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NREA to Set up Firm to Take Charge of Wind Farms
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Egypt’s regulatory authority in charge of renewable energy, the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA),
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Mauritius, Rwanda, and Morocco Top “Doing Business” List for Africa
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The World Bank Group’s Doing Business project released its most recent report.
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Empower Cools Seven of Dubai’s Most Prestigious &Creatively Designed Buildings
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Ouattara Inaugurates Soubré Hydroelectric Dam
Monday, November 6, 2017

Alassane Ouattara, Cote d’Ivoire’s president, inaugurated the Soubré hydroelectric dam on November 2. The dam,
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KenGen Names First Woman to Director General Post
Monday, November 6, 2017

Kenya’s state-run utility firm, KenGen has a new general director, Rebecca Miano.
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Schneider Supports Skills Transfer in Botswana
Monday, November 6, 2017
Turbines Generate Energy from Currents in Nova Scotia
Monday, November 6, 2017
Nigeria to Implement Energy Efficiency in Building Standards
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Microgrid and Wireless Techs to Power South Africa World Heritage Site
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Russia Signs Contract with Nigeria on Nuclear
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Russia has signed a contract with Nigeria for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants, according to a Bloomberg report.
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Micro-Hydropower for Guinea
Thursday, November 2, 2017

The International Works Company, (SINTRAM), out of Morocco, will build two micro-hydropower dams in Guinea. The two micro-dams will have a combined capacity of
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Engie to Build Wind Plant in Ras Gharib
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Engie, as part of a consortium, will construct a wind power plant in Egypt with a power generating capacity of 250 MW.
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AfDB Considers More Funds for Nigeria
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Liberian Court Delays Election Run-off
Thursday, November 2, 2017
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group Report Progress in Cellulosic Biodiesel Research
Thursday, November 2, 2017
WETEX and Dubai Solar Show Commended for Diversity
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Winner of Phanes’ Solar Incubator Program Announced
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Phanes Grouprevealed that Marlon Dos Santos and his 50-MW Kitaka Solar Project in Mozambique as the winner of the first Phanes Group Solar Incubator program
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Uhuru Energy Raises Funds for Zimbabwe Project
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Uhuru Energy raised $51 million from a Chinese state institution for a project in Zimbabwe
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Farnek Introduces ME’s First Carbon Neutral Cleaning Program
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Siemens Gamesa to Supply Wind Turbines Totaling More than 780 MW in the U.S.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
New wave of renewable energy projects totaling 1GW announced in South Australia
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
APR Energy Helps to Restore Critically Needed Power in Puerto Rico
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
JSE Launches Green Bond Segment
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has launched a segment dedicated to green bonds.
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Enerray to Build Solar Plant in Northern Cameroon
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Italian company Enerray is expected to build a solar park on several hectares in Garoua, the regional capital of North Cameroon.
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Chinese Firm Wins Permit for Kenyan Geothermal
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

China’s Zhejiang Kaishan Compressor Co. has announced that it has obtained a permit for exploration and geothermal
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NREA Launches Tender for Zaafarana Spare Parts
Monday, October 30, 2017

Egypt’s NREA launched a $164 million tender for maintenance work and spare parts for the Zaafarana wind farms. The turbines at the wind farms
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IFC Completes Huge Debt Package for 13 Egyptian Solar Plants
Monday, October 30, 2017

The IFC completed a $653 million debt package to finance building 13 solar power plants near Aswan in Egypt.
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29 Dead in Mogadishu Hotel Attack
Monday, October 30, 2017
World Record for the Energy Transition
Monday, October 30, 2017
DCCE and ENGIE Sign MoU
Monday, October 30, 2017
REDAVIA Commissions Two Mini-grids in Tanzania
Sunday, October 29, 2017

REDAVIA commissioned two mini-grids in Isenzanya and Shitunguru, located in the Songwe region in western Tanzania. The two pioneering containers were financed by InfraCo Africa
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USAID Makes SOGE Awards
Sunday, October 29, 2017

USAID made $6.3 million in awards to advance off-grid energy solutions for sub-Saharan Africa at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa conference in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
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Greening Safari Lodges
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sofia/Munich, October 2017 -Safari lodges are normally located in pristine nature, far away from civilization. They are often not connected to the national grid
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Dubai’s Solar Revolution Welcomes Private Investors
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Siemens Gamesa to supply 281 MW Nordlicht Onshore Wind Project with Service Contract
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Masdar Wins Emirates Energy Awards at 4th annual World Green Economy Summit
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Morocco’s Minister of Energy to Open Energy Conferences in Casablanca
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Africa50 to Aid in Ouaga-Est Financing
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Funding Stalls Zimbabwe’s RE Projects
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Scatec Solar Obtains Financing for Egyptian Solar Projects
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Scatec Solar has obtained financing from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the development of six solar plants in Egypt.
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Joule Africa to Advance Feasibility Studies for Kpep Project
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Joule Africa, following the signing of the Letter of Intent with the government of Cameroon earlier in 2017,
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SRK Consulting Powers Johannesburg Office with Solar
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Burkina Faso Launches Electrification Initiative
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Roch Christian Kaboré, Burkina Faso’s president, launched the Special Rural Electrification Program (PSER).
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New Solar PV Plant in the Works for Ethiopia
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A consortium led by Enel Green Power and the Ethiopian Orchid Business Group
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Talks Launched for Coal Plant in Mozambique
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Aggressive Targets for Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project
Monday, October 23, 2017

The Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum with the support from the World Bank launched a $150 million solar project in Septembe
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Solar Power for Ghanaian High Schools
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ghana has determined that powering its high schools with solar energy will cost an estimated $420 million.
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Uganda to Borrow from China to Power Rural Communities
Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Ugandan government will borrow $287 million from the Exim Bank of China, as part of its electrification process.
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Engie Acquires Fenix
Thursday, October 19, 2017

ENGIE and Fenix announced that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
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M-Kopa Raises Funds for Expansion
Thursday, October 19, 2017

M-Kopa Solar, out of Kenya, has raised funds from banks and institutional investors in the sum of $80 million. The money will enable M-Kopa to finance its expansion in East Africa, a sub-region where the company already has operations in three countries; Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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VRA to Divest Some Assets
Thursday, October 19, 2017

In Ghana, the Volta River Authority (VRA) plans to divest some of the assets of its gas and oil-fired plants. According to reports, 20 private companies have already expressed their willingness to participate in this operation.
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Tanzania Energy Minister Negotiating Tax Exemption for RE
Thursday, October 19, 2017

In a bid to promote increased investment in the renewable energy sector in Tanzania the Minister of Energy, Nyaso Makwaya, is currently negotiating with her counterpart of Finance and Planning for the application of a tax exemption for renewable energy.
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World’s First Floating Windfarm Online
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm.
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Robben Island Goes Solar
Thursday, October 19, 2017

SOLA Future Energy has succeeded in designing and constructing a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system, situated on the World Heritage Site, consists of a solar PV farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply, whilst significantly reducing the island’s fossil fuel consumption.
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Xina CSP Sees First Month of Commercial Operations
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The $880-million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa completed its first month of commercial operations.
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VR Holding’s Wind Farm Goes to Tanzania
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Swedish firm VR Holding AB transferred the construction of its 600 MW wind power plant from Kenya to Tanzania.
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New Energy Minister for South Africa
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Seven months after the latest ministerial reshuffle, South African President Jacob Zuma
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Siemens-led Consortium to Power Cross River State
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Uganda Sees First PV Plant Come Online
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Uganda saw its first solar PV power plant come online. The plant, located in the town of Tororo, has a capacity of 10 MW.
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Wärtsilä to Help Power Angola
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wärtsilä signed a framework supply contract to supply the generating equipment for three new power plant projects being implemented in Angol
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Geothermal Accounts for 50% of Power in Kenya
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kenya’s geothermal energy now accounts for 50% of the energy currently consumed in the country.
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Morocco and Russia to Expand RE Cooperation
Monday, October 16, 2017

Russia and Morocco are planning to increase their collaboration in the energy sector, specifically in the renewable energy sector. This includes nuclear energy.
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Environmental Groups Unite Across 30 Countries for Global Days of Action for Climate Justice
Monday, October 16, 2017
Small Island Developing States on Drive to Address Climate Change and Scale-up RE
Monday, October 16, 2017
Gauteng Province and GE Sign MoU
Monday, October 16, 2017
Ghana and Germany Sign MoU for RE Development
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ghana and Germany signed a MoU providing the West African nation €100 million to develop its renewable energy sector.
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SKF and Scotrenewables partner to Advance Floating Tidal Power
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Heliatek Raises an Additional €15 million
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Praj sets Industry Benchmark in the Green Procurement Practices
Sunday, October 15, 2017
UK Slots Funds for RE Projects
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Emira Installs Roof Top Solar Farm
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Africa and Middle East’s First Blade Factory Inaugurated
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Morocco in an event chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Industry,
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KarmSolar Finalizes PPA
Thursday, October 12, 2017

In Egypt KarmSolar finalized a power purchase agreement (PPA) for two solar plants with subsidiaries of the Dakahlia Group.
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Egypt and Jordan to Exchange Electricity
Thursday, October 12, 2017
New Reactive Power Inverter for PV Systems and More
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Press Release The blueplanet 50.0 TL3 RPonly from KACO new energy serves yield protection in solar parks and grid management.
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World Bank-IFC Launch Off-Grid Education Campaign
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The World Bank-IFC program, Lighting Africa, launched a two-year consumer education campaign in Tanzania to promote solar off-grid lighting
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Two Wind Farms Connected to Eskom Grid
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

South Africa’s Loeriesfonte in wind farm and the Khobab wind farm have been officially connected to the Eskom grid.
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Senegal’s Oolu Secures Funding for Expansion in 2018
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Voith Interested in Lagdo Hydro Rehab
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Voith Hydro executive, Quentin Seringe, met with Cameroon’s Minister for Water and Energy, Basile AtanganaKouna. Following the meeting Seringe
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ECG in Second Round of Privatization Process
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana’s state-run utility, is in the midst of a privitization process and is looking for the right firm to help it return to a viable entit
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Tigo Targets High Power 700W PV Modules with Launch of TS4 DUO
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
New Interim CEO for Eskom
Monday, October 9, 2017

South Africa has another new interim CEO for its beleaguered state-run utility, Eskom.
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Mauritania Receiving Loan for Transmission Line
Monday, October 9, 2017

Mauritania has received a loan from the Exim Bank of India for $110 million which will allow the construction of a 470-km transmission line.
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The “Terminator’s” Foundation to Finance W2E in Cote d’Ivoire
Monday, October 9, 2017

Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s foundation, R20, will finance a project to produce electricity from household waste in the Cote d’Ivoire city of Yamoussoukro, according to the city’s Governor Augustin Thiam.
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Libya Building New Thermal Plant
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Libya is working to boost power generation and toward that end recently took steps to increase the power generation capacity
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Off-Grid Solar Set to Triple in Africa
Friday, October 6, 2017
Sebenza Largest Substation in a Decade
Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Sebenza substation is nearing completion in South Africa. The 400/275/88kV substation, once constructed, will be the biggest built in South Africa in the past decade.
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AfDB Board Approves Medupi Management Action Plan
Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Boards of Directors of the AfDB approved the recommendations of the Second Monitoring Report of the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) on the Implementation of the Updated Management Action Plan for the Medupi Power Project in South Africa.
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Ethiopia Launches 250 MW Scaling Solar Tender
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has formally initiated its Scaling Solar tender by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for two solar photovoltaic projects, each with a capacity of 125 MWac.
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Madagascar Issues RFQ for 25 MW of Solar PV
Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Republic of Madagascar, through its Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons (MEEH), has issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for a 25 MWac solar photovoltaic project located near the island nation’s
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BOAD Allocates $45 Million for Guinea Bissau Solar
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has allocated about $45 million to Guinea-Bissau to increase its electrical capacity.
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Benin to See Thermal Power Station
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Benin signed an agreement with the Danish consortium BWSC / MAN for the construction of a 120-MW thermal power station
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World Green Economy Summit to Unlock Ways and Means to Tout Green Finance
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Zambia Plans New Hydro and Thermal Projects
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Zambia plans to start building two power generation plants that will add 550 megawatts (MW) of electricity to its national grid once completed.
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ZESCO Tags Multiconsult UK to Identify Assets
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Multiconsult UK has been appointed by ZESCO, Zambia’s state-run utility, to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets.
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Shell to Sell Dutch Wind Farm Stakes
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Amarenco Acquires French Renewable Energy Developer Groupe Carré
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
ICD And Alfanar to Partially Fund Egyptian Solar Project
Monday, October 2, 2017

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB),
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Siemens and Madagascar Sign MoU on Powergen
Monday, October 2, 2017

Siemens and the government of Madagascar signed a MoU to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country
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SAPVIA Representative first African to be Elected to Global Solar Council
Monday, October 2, 2017

SAPVIA Program Manager, Niveshen Govender, is the first African representative on the board of the Global Solar Council.
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AfDB Allocates $12 Billion for African Energy Projects
Thursday, September 28, 2017

The AfDB has allocated $12 billion to fund energy projects in Africa to 2025. These funds, which will go mainly to renewable energy projects
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Solar Power International Draws Record Crowd
Thursday, September 28, 2017
AfDB Assists Niamey Govt in Energy
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tanzania Inaugurates KITEC Solar Lab
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers (KIITEC) inaugurated its solar laboratory
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Another New Country Introduces Nuclear Energy – Turkey
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Siemens’ Blade Plant Up and Running in Morocco
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tanzanian Hydroelectric Project Attracts Suitors
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An estimated 50 multinational firms have expressed interest in building the Rufiji hydroelectric power plant to be located in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania
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Rolls-Royce Acquires Technology for the Electrically-Assisted Charging of Engines
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Solarplaza and GOGLA Build the Leading Conference Brand for Solar Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Eskom Wants Zesa to Pay Down Debt
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
USTDA Awards Grant to Malagasy Energy Firm
Monday, September 25, 2017

The USTDA awarded a grant to Henri Fraise Fils&Cie, an energy company from Madagascar, for the development and implementation of mini grids
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UNCDF and Ensol Tanzania Launch Micro-grid Project
Monday, September 25, 2017

An estimated 50 households in Tanzania’s Mpale village, Korogwe District have been connected to solar micro-grid during a project
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US DoE Slots $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies
Monday, September 25, 2017
Electrifying Africa Based on the U.S. Rural Electrification Model
Monday, September 25, 2017
Africa50 and Senelec Sign Joint Development Agreement
Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Africa50 Infrastructure Investment Fund signed a joint development agreement with the Senegalese electricity company Senelec,
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Symbion and Highland to Invest in Lake Kivu Methane Plant
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Symbion Energy signed an agreement with Highland Group Holding Ltd. (HGHL) for the joint investment of $100 million into a project
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ARA Commits to Clean Fuel Policy
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Muchinga to Invest $900 Million in Zambian Hydro Station
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Muchinga Power Company Ltd. (MPCL) will spend $900 million on the development of a 330-MW hydroelectric generating station in Zambia. The project, which aims to strengthen the country's renewable energy portfolio, also includes
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Valorem General Energie Closes Doors in Morocco
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Total to Acquire GreenFlex
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Solar Eclipses all Other New Types of Electricity Generation in 2016
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Mozambique to Implement $500 Million in Projects
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Mozambican Energy Fund (Funae) plans to implement a portfolio of projects worth $500 million to contribute to universal access to electricity
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Total and EREN RE Join Forces
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Total signed an agreement with EREN RE to accelerate its growth in the production of power from renewable sources. Total will acquire an indirect interest of 23% in EREN RE
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KPLC and IFC to Reduce Power Losses
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kenya’s power utility, the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), launched a joint program with the International Finance Corporatio
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AFC says Nigeria Needs to Adjust Electricity Tariffs
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

According to the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Nigerian government must readjust electricity tariffs to attract investment in the electricity sector
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Wärtsilä Launches New Eco-friendly Tug Designs
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SGT-800 Industrial Gas Turbines Deliver More Power and Higher Efficiency
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
WWEA Secretary General Stefan Gsänger elected as REN21 Vice Chair
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Cameroon Preparing for Memvé'élé Hydropower
Monday, September 18, 2017

Cameroon is preparing to receive a critical piece of infrastructure at the construction site of the Memvé'éléhydropower dam in the southern region
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EETC Signs PPA with Elsewedy
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Egyptian utility company, Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), signed a PPA with Elsewedy Electric to develop, fund, establish
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Trump Administration to Continue Power Africa
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Trump administration will continue to implement the "Power Africa" ​​program according to Andrew Herscowitz, the coordinator of the US initiative
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US Not-for-Profit to Power Liberian Community
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A US-based not-for-profit utility cooperative, Bandera Electric Cooperative, was awarded a contract to electrify a community in Liberia using a solar-plus-storage microgrid
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Uganda Plans HUGE Investment in Power Grid
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Uganda intends to raise an estimated $ 2.5 billion by 2026 for expansion of its electricity grid,
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Mauritania Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investors Conference
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Siemens Collaboration with Uganda is Progressing Positively
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Morocco Welcomes RE and O&G Leaders to Casablanca in November
Thursday, September 14, 2017
IPPs to Decide on PPAs in SA
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In South Africa, preferred bidders selected in Rounds 3.5 and 4 of the REIPPP will need to consider the various legal, financial, and credit risk implications on their projects
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TCN Receives Financing for Transmission Projects
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) mobilized $ 1.55 billion from several international financial institutions to provide funds to improve the country’s electricity
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Khobab and Loeriesfontein’s Final Turbines Arrive
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

South Africa’s Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms saw all turbine components, totaling 280 MW delivered by developer Mainstream Renewable Power
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Three-Language Web Portal on Solar Heat for Industry
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
UL and the GCC Laboratories Form JV for MENA RE Infrastructure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Ethiopia Biomass Plant Goes Online in December
Monday, September 11, 2017

Ethiopia expects to see its first biomass power plant to beoperational by December. According to reports out of the country, the infrastructure for the biomass plant
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Horizon Solar Power and Solar Spectrum Acquire BrightCurrent and Skyline Solar
Monday, September 11, 2017
UNITA Appeals Angolan Election Results
Monday, September 11, 2017
Nigeria Approves Mambilla
Monday, September 11, 2017
Mozambique Commits to Full Grid Connection by 2018
Monday, September 11, 2017
Powering Nigeria’s Global Economic Rise
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Nigeria continues its ascendency as Africa’s largest economy, despite having just 25% of the power generation capacity of its economic rival South Africa
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Unlocking Solar Capital Africa – Now Accepting Proposals
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Kusile Unit One Sees Commercial Operations
Thursday, September 7, 2017

GE successfully commenced commercial operations atunit one of Kusile’s coal power plant in South Africa. GE’s scope in Kusile Unit One is the EPC of six
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Kenya’s Election Commission Replaces Staff for Re-run
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Togo’s Cabinet Sets Term Limits
Thursday, September 7, 2017
USAID Brass Urges South Sudan to End Humanitarian Crisis
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Utilizes Unique Technologies
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Phanes Group Launches Solar Incubator Program
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Phanes Group launched its first Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding,
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Tunisian Sun to Power Europe
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The bountiful sunshine of North Africa is set to light up Europe if TuNur Ltd.’s plans pan out in Tunisia. The company filed a request with Tunisian Ministry
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Egypt Gains Debt Financing for Benban Complex
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Egypt will see a financing boost for its renewable energy plans from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The bank will provide up to
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Siemens Gamesa to Repower Two Wind Farms in Texas
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ashden Calling for Entries for 2018 Awards
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
RE Minister Meets with Safety Science Firm
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
JCB Secures £10 Million Deal for Gas Powered Generators
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Rolls-Royce to Showcase Medium-Speed Engines for Power Generation at Green Expo
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Work Progresses on Kiffa Hybrid Plant
Monday, September 4, 2017

Work is progressing on the Kiffa Hybrid Power in Mauritania. The plant is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region,
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CCECC to Build Expensive Hydro Plant in Nigeria
Monday, September 4, 2017

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corp. (CCECC) will build a 3,050-MW hydroelectric plant in the Mambila region of eastern Nigeria,
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NNPC Increase Gas Supplies to Power Plants
Monday, September 4, 2017

NNPC said that its daily supply of natural gas to power plants has increased by 123%.
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Kenya Court Annuls Election Results
Monday, September 4, 2017
Ncondezi On Track for Partner by Year End
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant Nearing 50%
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nigeria’s Zungeru hydroelectric power plant is now almost 50% complete. The $1.29 billion 700-MW hydro power plant, located in the Niger State
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TRINE and Energy4Impact Raise Funds for Pawame in Kenya
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Debt crowdfunding platform TRINE, is raising funds for a Kenyan renewable energy business.
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Mongolia’s Sainshand Wind Farm Achieves Financial Close
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The 55MW Sainshand wind farm, located 7km west of Sainshand in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, has successfully achieved financial close.
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HTL Group Continues to Serve the Wind Industry with New GWO BTT Standard
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Successful PPAs for Solar-Diesel Hybrid Microgrids in Mining and Other Large-Scale Applications
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
US Invests More Than $50 Million in Clean Energy Projects in Nigeria
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Brent E. Omdahl, the head of US Commercial Unit at the USTDA said the US has invested over $50 million in clean energy projects across 18 Nigerian states.
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WWEA to Conduct Renewable Energy Dialogues Across Pakistan
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Nigus to Bring Electric Vehicles to Nigeria
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nigerian indigenous company, Nigus, revealed plans to introduce electric vehicles (EV) into the Nigerian market in 2018.
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Sisi Meets with Rosatom
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In a bid to move its nuclear power ambitions forward Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, met with the CEO of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corp
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Sterling and Wilson Start Work on Zambian Solar Plant
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sterling and Wilson, an engineering firm out of India, began work on the project to build a 54-MW solar power plant in Kafue province of Lusaka, Zambia.
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Planned Zambia Wind Farm Receives USTDA Grant
Monday, August 28, 2017

The USTDA approved a $1.05-million grant to support a feasibility study and the related costs for Zambia's first wind power plant.The funding went to
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ENGIE to Develop its First Renewable Project in Mongolia
Monday, August 28, 2017
Water and Sanitation is Key to Tackle Poverty
Monday, August 28, 2017
Sustainable Path to Water Security Urgent Priority for MENA Region
Monday, August 28, 2017
Nile Flows to Egypt Will Not be Affected by Ethiopian Hydro Plans
Monday, August 28, 2017

According to Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir, the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River
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Ghana Rolling Out Solar Lottery Kiosks
Monday, August 28, 2017

By the end September Ghana’s National Lottery Authority (NLA) will introduce solar-powered kiosks for smooth lotto
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Malawi to Install PV Mini Grid
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Malawian NGO, Community Energy Malawi (CEM), with $250,000 in funding from the UNDP, will install a 45-kW solar PV mini grid to supply electricity to at least
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Alternatio Navitas Launches Off-Grid Solar in Nigeria
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nigerian indigenous firm, Alternatio Navitas, unveiled its off-grid solar home system in the West African country to meet the electricity needs of households as supply from the national grid
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USADF, Power Africa and GE Reveal Women in Energy Challenge Winners in Uganda
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sinohydro Could Commit to More Hydro in Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

China’s Sinohydro could possibly commit to the construction of three new hydroelectric power stations after the completion of its current project
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ULEMCo Plans a Fuel Cell Approach to Extend Range of Electric Vans
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
GreenWish Partners with Orange in DRC
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
SEFA Approves Funding for Off-Grid Project CIZO in Togo
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The African Sustainable Energy Fund (SEFA), hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), approved a $975,000 grant for Togo to start project CIZO. The project is aimed
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EBRD and Proparco to Finance Two Solar Plants
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The EBRD and Proparco will provide capital of a total of $116 million to finance the construction and implementation of two 50-MW photovoltaic power plants in Egypt
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Drone Based Automatic Detailed Inspection Service for Electric Utilities
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Off-grid Solar Will Transform Business in Nigeria
Monday, August 21, 2017
Energy 4 Impact Signs Contract with NREL
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Energy 4 Impact and OVO Partner to Bring Solar to Kenya
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Energy 4 Impact has partnered with OVO Foundation, OVO Energy’s charity, to launch a pioneering new project to install solar PV systems in schools
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REC’s Q2 2017 Solar Market Insight Report
Thursday, August 17, 2017
EDM to Expand Electrical Grid
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Red Cross Installs Solar Lights in Liberia
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Red Cross in Liberia is helping to power rural health facilities. With support from the Canadian Red Cross, the Liberian Red Cross, under its
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Coca Cola Rolls Out Solar Kiosks
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Coca Cola Company rolled out a project in Kenya for the distribution of solar panels to operators of the firm’s soft drink kiosks. This project will see
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Thompson Machinery Offers Caterpillar Solar, Microgrid and Storage Systems Globally
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Trash May be Treasure for SA Manufacturers
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
270 Bodies Recovered in Sierra Leone Mudslide
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Angola Awards Hydro Dam Project
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

China’s Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd (CGGC) was awarded a contract to build a 2,172 MW hydroelectric dam by the Angolan government. The hydro dam will
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Mauritius Hotel Goes Solar
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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
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More Than 18 Dead in Burkina Faso Attack
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sierra Leone Signs PPA with Joule Africa
Monday, August 14, 2017

Sierra Leone has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Joule Africa for the future production of the Bumbuna II hydroelectric plant. Under the
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Zimbabwe Pays to Keep Lights On
Monday, August 14, 2017
Kenya Invites US Firms for Qualification in Hydro Feasibility Study
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kenya’s Virunga Power has invited US companies to submit qualification data to develop a feasibility study to assess the technical, environmental, and socia
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Egypt and Mitsubishi Sign Deal for Turbines
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Egypt and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems signed an agreement that will have Mitsubishi developing two gas turbines for the North Cairo Power Station. The contract
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Violence Erupts After Election
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Philadelphia Solar Signs PPA for Jordan Plant
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Signing Ceremony for Mozambique’s Power Plant
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ignite Delivers Home Energy Solutions Cheaper
Thursday, August 10, 2017
ACWA to Build Three PV Plants in Egypt
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ACWA Power will build three solar PV power plants in the Aswan Province of Egypt. All three of the solar PV power plants will
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EBRD and Egypt to Sign Finance Agreement
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Egyptian government is set to sign a $60-million agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), according to
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Solar Eclipse Will Affect PV Generators in US
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Combined Solar/Methane Power Plant in South Australia
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Odinga Cries Foul in Kenya Election
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Accelerating Renewables Development Through Knowledge Transfer
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
A New Twist on Waste-to-Energy
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Protocol for Investment Signed for Dabaa Nuclear Plant
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
STEG Launches Construction of PV Plant
Monday, August 7, 2017

Tunisia’s state-run utility, Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG), launched the construction phase for its 10-MW solar PV plant in the governorate
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KenGen Awards Contract for Geothermal Plant
Monday, August 7, 2017

KenGen, the Kenyan utility firm, awarded the contract to construct a 61-MW geothermal power plant to a Sino-Kenyan consortium consisting of
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Wärtsilä to Supply 22 MW Power Plant to Morocco
Monday, August 7, 2017

Wärtsilä is to supply a 22 MW baseload power plant to Morocco's state utility under an EPC contract. The power plant consists of two
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ecoligo Launches New Project in Kenya on Crowd-funding Platform
Sunday, August 6, 2017

ecoligo has launched a new project on its crowd-funding platform, shortly after installation began on the startup’s first two crowd-financed solar system projects. The financing volume is
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ABB Wins $30 Million Order to Support Integration of RE in Germany
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Hyperscale Demand Encourages African Infrastructure Investment
Sunday, August 6, 2017
New Report Explores the Role of Crowdfunding in Raising Finance for Energy
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Sierra Leone's Bumbuna 1 Set for Major Expansion
Friday, August 4, 2017

In a clear sign that the government of Sierra Leone is taking steps to get the country back on its feet following the Ebola crisis, it has today signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Joule Africa to provide
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World Bank Approves IDA Credit for Kenyan Off-Grid Solar
Thursday, August 3, 2017

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $150 million to enable marginalized communities in Kenya to
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Zambia to Set Up Solar Milling Plants
Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Zambian government will set up three solar milling plants in the Kabompo district in Northwestern province. The addition of solar milling plants is aimed at
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Powin Energy to Deploy 2.4 MWh of Energy Storage Systems in Hawaii
Thursday, August 3, 2017
BPC Prequalifies 62 Bidders
Thursday, August 3, 2017
MTN Partners with Fenix in Zambia
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

African telecoms company, MTN, is extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in
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Zagtouli PV Plant at 90%
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy announced that the rate of achievement of its PV plant at Zagtouli has reached 90%, and that the installations will come into
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Ghana Lottery Goes Solar
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Ghanaian National Lottery Authority (NLA) plans to provide about 30,000 innovative solar kiosks nationwide for its agents. The solar kiosks are part of
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Total Nigeria Partners with Blackbit on Solar Solutions
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

As part of its commitment to aiding Nigeria power the country Total Nigeria has partnered with Blackbit Ltd. The two firms signed a Solar Solution
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Phanes Group Cooperates with meteocontrol
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Rosatom and AYGN Sign MoU
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
ADFB Supports New Power Plant for Guinea
Monday, July 31, 2017

The Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD) has released $18 million to Guinea for the construction of a new power plant.This funding comes within the
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KDF to Fund Djibouti Geothermal
Monday, July 31, 2017

The Kuwait Development Fund (KDF) has provided Djibouti with $27 million to finance the Gale-Le-Koma geothermal project. The grant was approved
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UAE Tailored BIPV Regulations to Bring Solar off the Ground
Monday, July 31, 2017
Angola Opens Cambambe 2 Hydropower Plant
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Angola’s vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, officially opened the Cambambe 2 hydropower plant. Voith was the project's key partner and was responsible for
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Bourbon Installs First Floating Wind Turbine in France
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Infrastructure Africa-Solutions for Socio-Economic Challenges
Sunday, July 30, 2017
IFC Approves Huge Investment in Egyptian Solar
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The IFC has approved an investment of $635 million that will aid in funding the construction, operation, and maintenance on up to 11 solar power plants in
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Blade Inspection Complete at Amakhala
Thursday, July 27, 2017
REDAVIA Powers Shanta Gold’s Luika Mine
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

REDAVIA has started operations of its eight-container solar farm at Shanta Gold’s New Luika mine in the Chunya district, Tanzania. With the
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TESVOLT’s Online Calculator Tool Determines the Most Cost-efficient Storage Solution
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Alternative Energy Advisors Presents on Wind Energy Industry Status and Opportunities
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Pyxis Energy Launches New Energy Reliability Service, Alternative Market Power
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Trump’s COP21 exit too late to stop momentum
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

So, the US is going to exit the COP21 agreement. Is this a catastrophic development?
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Gigawatt Global Lights Up Burundian City
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gigawatt Global expanded its green energy offerings in Africa with solar powered ‘light islands’ in Burundi. Through a partnership between the mayor of Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa, and
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Y’ello Box Powers Nigeria with Solar Electricity
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service, theY’ello Box. The technology is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows
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ECG Performs Maintenance ahead of new Transformer
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Waste to Energy & Biogas Philippines Forum 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Egypt Allots Funds for Atomic Authority
Monday, July 24, 2017

A total of EGP 57 million has been allocated by the Egyptian government to the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) for the2017/2018 fiscal year. The Public Treasury
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Zimbabwe to Construct Transmission Line with Neighbors
Monday, July 24, 2017

The Zimbabwean electricity transmission and distribution company (ZETDC) announced plans to start construction of a 1,000-km power line next
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MENA needs $200 BillionInvestment in Renewable Sector in the Short Term
Monday, July 24, 2017
CIF Funding Tanzanian Geothermal
Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) approved $21.7 million in funding for Tanzania’s Geothermal Energy Development Project. The project is
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Malawi and Mitsubishi Team Up on Hydro
Sunday, July 23, 2017

EGENCO, Malawi’s state-run utility, signed an agreement with Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. for an 18-MW electrical expansion project. Under the terms of the agreement,
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Malawi and Mitsubishi Team Up on Hydro
Sunday, July 23, 2017

EGENCO, Malawi’s state-run utility, signed an agreement with Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. for an 18-MW electrical expansion project. Under the terms of the agreement,
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Uganda Receives Refinance Package for Hydro
Friday, July 21, 2017

The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and FMO, the Dutch development bank, are jointly lending US$29.3 million of Senior Debt with a 12-year term to refinance the 13-MW Bugoye hydro-electric power plant in
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ABB Wins $30Mil UK Wind Energy Integration Contract
Friday, July 21, 2017
Togo to Receive 300,000 Home Solar Systems
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The government of Togo has signed a partnership agreement with BBOXX to deploy 300,000 domestic solar systems in the country over the next five years. The agreement was
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Kenya Awards Transmission Contract
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Kenyan Ministry of Energy has awarded Chinese company, CAMC Engineering (CAMCE), the contract for the construction of a
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Loeriesfontein Wind Farm Makes Use of Mobile Transformer
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Loeriesfontein Wind Farm in South Africa’s Northern Cape has been making use of a mobile transformer to allow for an early connection to
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LiDAR: Clear Choice for Bankable Offshore Wind Measurements
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Mobisol Receives Loan for East Africa Expansion
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mobisol has obtained a €10 million loan from the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (Finnfund). The loan is expected to aid the company to
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Japan Signs LoI with AfDB
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Japanese government signed a letter of intent with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the establishment of the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI). This initiative
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ExxonMobil Teams to Advance Research into Conversion of Biomass into Transportation Fuel
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Customized CHP Solution for Demanding Food Industry
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
World Bank Provides Grant for Rwandan Off-grid Ambitions
Monday, July 17, 2017

The World Bank has granted Rwanda a $50-million grant to improve access to off-grid electricity. The financing agreement was signed by Claver Gatete, Rwanda's Minister of Finance andy
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Cameroon’s EDC Takes Over Lom Pangar Dam
Friday, July 14, 2017

Cameroon, through its utility company Electricity Development Corp. (EDC), officially took over the management of the Lom Pangar dam.
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At Least 12 Dead in Cameroon Suicide Attack
Friday, July 14, 2017
Committee Formed to Educate on Power Transmission
Friday, July 14, 2017
Germany Finances Mozambique’s Electricity Grid
Friday, July 14, 2017

Germany has signed an agreement with Mozambique to finance the €15 million, Phase II of the project to modernize the country's electricity grid.
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Cameroon’s EDC Takes Over Lom Pangar Dam
Friday, July 14, 2017

Cameroon, through its utility company Electricity Development Corp. (EDC), officially took over the management of the Lom Pangar dam.
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AfDB to Finance Solar Plant in Chad
Thursday, July 13, 2017

The AfDB is financing the construction of a 32-MW solar power plant in Chad’s capital city of N'Djamena.In addition to financing the 32-MW solar
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ZZ Capital International Seals International RE Deal with Building Energy
Thursday, July 13, 2017

ZZ Capital International Seals International RE Deal with Building Energy
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Wärtsilä Signs first Asset Management Agreement for PV Power Plant in Burkina Faso
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wärtsilä signed its first Asset Management Agreement for a PV power plant. The company will assume full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the
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SGS Tests and Certifies to UL 1741 Supplement (SA) under NRTL Program
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Inga III Timeline Pushed Back
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bruno Kapandji, the head of the Congolese agency in charge of the project, told Reuters,"We are working for this timing (in 2024 or 2025) now that the potential
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Stern Energy Opts for Monitoring from meteocontrol
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
ViZn Energy Systems Enables 24/7 “Solar Nights” at Lowest Ever Published Cost
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
SolarEdge to Offer the Fastest AC EV Charging Rates by Supplementing Grid Power with PV power
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Nigeria Commissions Sub-station in Abuja
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Beyond the Grid Fund Signs First Contracts in Zambia
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia, Henrik Cederin, signed four contracts with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions for Zambia. The signing of
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Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Comes to $4.6 Billion in H1 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Apple to Open New Data Center Powered Solely with RE
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Apple Inc will spend an estimated $921 milion on a new data center in Denmark that will run completely on renewable energy. The new data center is scheduled to
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Shell Allots $1 Billion for Clean Energies
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell plans to budget $1 billion per year for its New Energies division. The major oil and gas firm is one of a several E&P firms that see the need to
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Crowd Power Launches Fourth Campaign and Sollatek Benefits
Monday, July 10, 2017

UK Aid-funded Crowd Power launched its fourth campaign with platform partner
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Tesla to Build 'World's Biggest Battery' in South Australia
Monday, July 10, 2017
Eskom Signs Loan with China
Monday, July 10, 2017
IFC Investing in Moroccan Green Bonds
Friday, July 7, 2017
Liberia Receives Grant from CIF for RE Development
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Liberia has received a $23.25-million grant from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to
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Simark partner 3D-P Sells Autonomous Off-grid Communication Trailer Solutions
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Nigerian Government Settles Electricity Bills
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Redavia Opens Ghanaian Office
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Redavia opened its first office and legal entity in Ghana. The office, located in Accra, was opened to
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Facebook’s Solar Drone Makes Second Successful Flight
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Siemens to Supply Power Train for Sabiya Power Plant in Kuwait
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wärtsilä to Enhance the Reliability of World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Batoka Gorge Part of Zambia’s PPP Project Pipeline
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The government of Zambia unveiled a pipeline of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects worth $22 billion and covering multiple sectors including energy, transport, agriculture, real estate
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Orascom Tagged for Egyptian Power Plant
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Orascom Construction Ltd. signed a contract to build a steam turbine power plant with a capacity of 650 MW in Walideya, Egypt for a total value of approximately
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Clean Energy for Kakuma Refugee Camp
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

DFID and Moving Energy are backing clean energy projects to boost health and enterprise in the Kakuma refugee camp. Refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma
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AU Invests in Geothermal
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Philips Lighting First with RE Certificates in the Gulf Region
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Expanded 8.5 MW Biogas Plant from Greenline in Operation
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Igbo Leaders Against Secession
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Fossil Fuels Still King in the US, But RE is on the Rise
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Solar Panels from Sand in Egypt
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Inga 3 Dam Risks Plunging DRC Deeper into Debt
Monday, July 3, 2017

A new report finds that the DRC is likely to suffer financial losses, continuing energy poverty if its mega hydropower
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AEP Energy Africa Lists on JSE
Monday, July 3, 2017
Kenya to Add 310 MW to Grid
Friday, June 30, 2017

Kenya will be adding 310 MW to its national grid by the end of September. According to Charles Keter, Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, a power line linking ...
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UAE Switching to Steam for the Ultimate Clean
Friday, June 30, 2017
Terra Sola Exits Morocco, Egypt Gains
Friday, June 30, 2017

Terra Solar, out of Bahrain, is exiting Morocco just two years after entering the country’s renewable energy market. The firm is selling off its local subsidiary, Terra Solar Morocco because projects are not ...
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Soventix and Gentec Form JV for Nigerian Solar
Friday, June 30, 2017

Soventix out of Germany and Gentec EPC, a pioneer in the Nigerian energy industry, formed a JV to develop solar projects across Nigeria. The JV company, Soventix Hybrid Ltd., will at first focus on industrial ..,
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Bio-fuel from Waste, Zeolyte Catalysts Pave the Road
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Panasonic HIT Solar Module Achieves World's Highest Output Temperature Coefficient
Thursday, June 29, 2017
DuPont and Bock Expanding Biogas Enzymes Distribution Footprint
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Lagos State Embarking on Ambitious Power Project
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nigeria’s Lagos state government signed an agreement with investors to generate 3,000 MW of electricity over the next seven years. The agreement, Lagos State Embedded Power Program, involves
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SOLA Opening Johannesburg Branch
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
ABB’s Microgrid to Power Aruba and Support Transition to Renewable Energy
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Genser and Sinoma Team Up
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Togo to Raise Electrification Rates with Solar
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The government of Togo, through the CI-ZO initiative, is looking to bring electricity to more than two million of its citizens. The CI-ZO initiative ...
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TCN Adds to Transformer Capacity
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has added an additional 60 MVA power transformer to the existing ones at the Hadejia 132/33KV substation
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Afam VI’s Capacity Drops
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nigeria’s Afam VI power plant, located in the Niger Delta, saw its output drop by about 40% to 350 MW due to transmission challenges.
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Tanzania Promotes Stieglers Gorge Hydro
Monday, June 26, 2017

President John Magufulio of Tanzania revived discussions on the potential of the Stieglers Gorge hydroelectric power plant. The plant has been on the books for some time, starting back in the
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Santhiou Mekhe Solar Power Station Inaugurated
Monday, June 26, 2017

Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, inaugurated the Santhiou Mekhe solar power station. The plant is considered the largest in West Africa.
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Kenya Becomes AFC’s 15th Member
Friday, June 23, 2017

Kenya is the latest country to become a member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution
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Boost in Genset Manufacturing Activity Aids Power Challenges in the Southern African
Friday, June 23, 2017
Global Wind O&M Market Set to Hit $27.4 Billion by 2025
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Bank of China Financing Cameroonian Solar
Thursday, June 22, 2017
La Jovenna Powering Up Madagascar
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Madagascar will be adding 76 MW to its grid in Antananarivo once its new thermal power station comes onstream. The power station is currently being
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KenGen Confident 2020 Targets Can be Reached
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

KenGen is confident in Kenya’s ability to achieve the 2020 goal of providing access to electricity for all of its population. The country currently has an electrification
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SunHydrO’s Solace Solar+Storage R&D Project
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
New Power Plant for Tunisia
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tunisia’s state-run utility, the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG), signed an agreement
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Senegal Ponders Gambian Power Trip
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Senegal’s state-run utility, SENELEC, is considering aiding Gambia in bringing its power crisis under control. SENELEC is currently looking at exporting its power surplus
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Rosatom a Contender for South Africa’s Nuclear Plans
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sun24 Partners with Caritas Uganda to Light Up Rural Areas
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sun24 has partnered with Caritas Uganda, the social welfare branch of the Catholic Church, to provide solar lamps to needy households in rural
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EBRD Approves $500 Million for Egyptian RE
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved the framework for the financing of renewable energy in Egypt to the tune of
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Mozambique to Develop Solar PV Plant
Monday, June 19, 2017

Mozambique is planning to develop its first solar PV power plant. Mozambique’s state-owned power utility, Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) will procure
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Sinohydro Awarded Extension on Hwange Power Plant
Monday, June 19, 2017
Firms Apply to Power Uganda
Monday, June 19, 2017
Malawi and Tanzania Sign Agreement on Songwe Power Station
Monday, June 19, 2017
University Chief Scientist to Serve on RSE Energy Future Panel
Friday, June 16, 2017
Solaris Offgrid Raises Funds for Expansion
Friday, June 16, 2017

Solaris Offgrid has raised more than €1 million to expand operations in new developing countries, including Africa, India and Southeast Asia. The company’s
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CL Grupo Acquires GES
Friday, June 16, 2017

CL Grupo Industrial completed its acquisition of Global Energy Services (GES), by acquiring the 100% of Global Energy Services Siemsa S.A. shares. The industrial
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DRC Asks Developers to Partner up on Inga 3 Bid
Friday, June 16, 2017

China Three Gorges Corp. and Activadades de Construccion y Servicios have been asked to team up by the government of the DRC and submit a single bid for
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Guinea Bissau Awards Electricity Infrastructure Contract
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Portuguese company Efacec has won an international public tender, promoted by the public company Eletricidade e Águas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB), for the construction of essential
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Guinea Bissau Awards Electricity Infrastructure Contract
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Portuguese company Efacec has won an international public tender, promoted by the public company Eletricidade e Águas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB), for the construction of essential
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Energy 4 Impact Lends Assistance to Solar Irrigation Firm SunCulture
Thursday, June 15, 2017
AIIM Acquisition Gives it Stake in Mali Thermal Project
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), through its AIIF3 fund, has acquired a 44% stake in Albatros Energy Mali. Albatros Energy Mali will
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Duke and Siemens Enter Deal for Advanced Gas Turbine Technologies
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Bureau Veritas Approvals Help Propel Floating Offshore Wind Sector
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
General Mills Going Green
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Multinational firms are turning to renewable energy to power headquarters, warehouses, and manufacturing
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Total’s Awango Lamp Sales Growing
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Total Nigeria plans to consolidate its solar business by developing solar hybrid solution for manufacturing industries with their existing power generation
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Ignite Marks Record Installations in Rwanda
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ignite Power marked a new record for Rwanda’s solar energy sector, reaching a deployment speed of 1,500 solar home systems per day. In the 10 days since winning
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ACF Winners Announced
Monday, June 12, 2017

The winners of the Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition have been announced. Three African renewable energy projects were the winners
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Crowd4Climate Successfully Funds Mobile Solar Village
Monday, June 12, 2017

Crowd4Climate.org successfully funded its second project since the launch of the platform late last year. The second project is a mobile solar project for the village
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InfraCo Africa and USTDA Commit Funds for Standard Microgrid’s Zambian Plans
Monday, June 12, 2017
SunEQ Signs PPA in Namibia
Thursday, June 8, 2017

SunEQ, a solar asset development platform based in Germany, signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 5-MW solar PV project with Ohorongo Cement
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Egypt and Russia Progressing Dabaa Nuclear Plant
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Egypt and Russia have completed 99% of the contracts necessary for the implementation of the Al Dabaa
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GE to Help Upgrade Equipment at Ubungo Power Plant
Thursday, June 8, 2017
MacGregor Technology Drives Offshore Wind Energy Advances
Thursday, June 8, 2017
IEA Calls for Clear and Consistent Policy Support for Nuclear Energy
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Dulas Launches Advanced Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Research Points Towards a New Competitive Era for Sustainable Energy
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Agreement Signed for Sale of Clare Solar Farm in Australia
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Technology Rewrites Africa’s Energy Future
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
CONCO Successes Lead to Market Growth
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CONCO successfully completed the electrical balance of plants for over nine wind farms and four solar PV parks in South Africa including grid connections. This work
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Senegal Power Generation Reaches 1,000 MW
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Israel Commits to ECOWAS Solar Investment
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Algeria Launches Initiative for Solar SMEs
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Algeria is launching a “solar energy cluster” which will play host to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The cluster will
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Locus Energy Adds Game-Changing Feature to SolarNOC™ Platform
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Medupi’s Unit 4 Synchronized
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Eskom, the South African state utility, reported that Unit 4 of the Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, was connected to the national power grid on May 31. Unit 4’s connection
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The Rise of Renewable Energy Across Africa
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Government Orders Eskom to Remove Molefe--Again
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Burkina Faso Breaks Ground on Solar Plant
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Burkina Faso saw the ground-breaking ceremony of the new 15-MWp PV power plant, owned by EREN Renewable Energy and Africa Energy Management Platform to serve IAMGOLD Essakane SA take place on May 26.
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REG Including Off-grid to Help Reach Targets
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) is including off-grid solutions in its plans achieve its 563 MW target set for 2018.
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Microgrid Market Set to Reach $23 Billion by 2021
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Botswana Issues Tender for Solar Farm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Botswana Power Corp. (BWC) has issued a tender for the construction of a 100-MW solar plant.
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NNPC Plans Metering Plant to Serve Egbin Expansion
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nigeria’s NNPC plans to construct a 500 Mcf/d metering plant to serve the expansion of the Egbin Power Plant.
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Sanlam and InfraSec Launch New Africa infrastructure Fund
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Gabal Al Zeit Attracts International Interest
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Gabal Al Zeit wind farm has generated interest from a number of international firms.
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GE to Set Up Power Turbine Service Plant in Nigeria
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nigeria will see a repair and service plant for power turbines established by GE.
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SolarEdge Presents Expanded Commercial and Residential Portfolio
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Tanzania Plans RE Training Center
Monday, May 29, 2017

Tanzania plans to open a renewable energy training center.
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Tesvolt and SMA Solar Technology Team Up on Battery Storage
Monday, May 29, 2017
Call for Tender on Cameroonian Hydro Project
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Platinum Power announced on May 24 that it has launched a call for prequalification of companies, with a view to concluding a turnkey contract to mobilize the required resources in the construction and installation of the Makay hydroelectric complex in Cameroon.
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Nova Power to Build Ivorian Solar Project
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nova Power will build a solar power plant with a capacity of 25 MW in Bingué-Bougou, Cote d’Ivoire via its Ivorian subsidiary Korhogo Solaire.
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Alten to Install PV Plant in Namibia
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alten Energias Renovables will install a 45-MW solar PV power plant in the Hardap region of Namibia.
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Madagascar Benefits from Solar Trees
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Manentena Foundation is lighting up a village in Madagascar.
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SAPVIA Launches PV GreenCard Program
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) launched its new PV GreenCard in Johannesburg on May 26.
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ABB to Establish Transformer Factory in Egypt
Thursday, May 25, 2017
GES Returns to Work in Egypt
Thursday, May 25, 2017
RE Employed More Than 9.8 Million in 2016
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Access Power Short-lists ACF Candidates
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Access Power, inpartnership with EREN Renewable Energy, has short-listed five candidates for the 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition. This is the third
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IFC to Support KPLC in Reducing Losses
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

IFC revealed plans to support Kenya Power and Lighting Co. (KPLC) in implementing a set of loss reduction measures, aimed at reducing the technical and commercial losses experienced
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REDAVIA Tagged to Power Ghana’s RMU
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana has chosen REDAVIA to implement a state-of-the-art solution supplementing the existing power grid and reducing the dependency
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Energy 4 Impact to Support SOLARKIOSK in Kenya
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Gabon Ready to Move on Tsengue-Leledi Falls Hydro Project
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On the sidelines of the Arab-American Islamic Summit in Riyadh, Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba, provided an update on a project to build a hydroelectric
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Madagascar to Enact Law Regulating Electricity Sector
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Madagascar is ready to enact a new law governing its electricity sector this summer. The program to review the legal framework for the electricity sector in Madagascar (PRC-ELEC) is expected
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