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Engie Signs PPA with Senelec
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Engie, alongside its investment partner Meridiam consortium and Fonsis, the Senegalese Sovereign Fund, signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Senelec, the Senegalese off-taker for two solar PV projects in Senegal.
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Senegal Powering 25 Villages
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Senegal will see 25 villages in the south-east of the country electrified with solar by the end of the year as part of a sustainable development program promoting renewable energies.
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AfDB Launches Africa Energy Portal
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

AfDBat the Africa Investment Forum brought together investors, policy makers and government officials for a presentation of the new initiative on November9, the Africa Energy Portal (AEP).
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Palfridge Wins LEAP Award
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Palfridge was named the winner of the Appropriate Design and User Experience innovation prize, within the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition.
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Morocco’s 180 MW Midelt Wind Farm Mobilizes Funding
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In Morocco power producers Nareva and Enel Green Power completed the financial mobilization of $230 million needed for the construction of the Midelt wind farm.
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Kenya Targets 2020 for 100% RE
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kenya aims to meet 100% of its energy needs through renewable sources of energy by 2020, according to the country’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta. Currently renewable energy accounts for 70% of the East African country’s energy mix.
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Electrifying the Deserts of Africa
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Power Africa Gets New Partner
Monday, November 12, 2018

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and USAID’s Power Africa initiative signed a MoU that will finance power projects in 22 African countries.
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Greenlight Planet Powers 10,000 Homes in Zimbabwe
Monday, November 12, 2018

Greenlight Planet’s partner, Zonful Energy, a pay as you go (PAYG) company in Zimbabwe has distributed 10,000 Sun King solar home systems in a span of four months.
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German Bank Funds Senegalese Rural Electrification
Monday, November 12, 2018

Senegal will see financing for the electrification of 300 rural villages from KfW IPEX-Bank. The planned technical approach envisages the generation and provision of electricity by means of decentralized solar power systems and energy stores
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ECG to Pay Down Bui Power Authority Debt
Monday, November 12, 2018

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is in arrears to the Bui Power Authority, the entity in charge of the Bui power plant. According to reports, ECG owes an estimated $250 million for energy provided by the plant to the national grid since 2013.
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Qua Iboe Thermal Power Plant to See $1 Billion in Investments
Monday, November 12, 2018
Azuri and APA Insurance Introduce HospiCash
Monday, November 12, 2018
Bamako Community Power Declaration
Monday, November 12, 2018
MCC Approves Energy Compact for Senegal
Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has just approved a new Energy Compact for Senegal. This agreement will see $550 million for the electricity sector and $50 million for stimulating economic growth and progress.
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Nachtigal Hydro Gets Loan from AFD Group
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Proparco, on behalf of the French Development Agency (AFD), signed a €150 million loan to Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to finance the design,
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Kpone Power Plant Start Up Postponed
Thursday, November 8, 2018

According to Group Five the finalization of the Kpone thermal power plant in Ghana will be postponed again. The postponement is due to the contamination of the fuel
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Load Shedding Leaves Nigerian States in the Dark
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Load shedding over the next two weeks will leave Nigerian localities of Sokoto and Zamfara in the dark according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria. This load shedding is due to technical problems on a transmission line in Gusau.
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BBOXX to Unveil Tomorrow’s Rural Home
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BBOXX will unveil its vision of a typical 2020s rural dwelling in the developing world at Unlocking Solar Capital Africa 2018. The house, Tomorrow’s Rural Home, reflects the needs and desires of rural households in the developing world.
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Perdekraal East Wind Farm Provides Power to Grid
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

South Africa is seeing power from the 110-MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm transferred to its electrical distribution network. has announced to have started electrical distribution network on the $205 million Perdekraal East Wind Farm.
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Six Companies Vie for Sudanese Power Plant
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Six companies, including GE, are vying for the construction of the Al-Fula Thermal Power Plant in Sudan. The plant will be a dual cycle thermal power plant that will use both gas and petroleum products from the region.
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Millennium Challenge Corp. Hands Over Nkula A Hydropower Station
Monday, November 5, 2018

A ceremony commemorating the official hand-over the Nkula A Hydropower Station in Malawi took place. Millennium Challenge Corporation VP, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at the ceremony.
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Why Financing Africa’s Energy Infrastructure is a Major Opportunity for Investors
Monday, November 5, 2018
QWAY Keen on 500 MW of Angolan RE
Sunday, November 4, 2018

QWAY is keen to construct 500 MW of renewable energy infrastructure in Angola. It is expected that 250 MW to 300 MW of this capacity would consist of solar power plants.
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Morocco Revising RE Targets Upward
Sunday, November 4, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s ruler, has ordered the 2030 targets for renewable energies be revised upward. Up to this point, the country had planned to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources.
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Egyptian Firms Win Hydropower Job in Tanzania
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Arab Contractors Company has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of Rufiji's Dam and Power Plant in the Stiegler's Gorge area of Tanzania.
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ExxonMobil Faces Suit Over Deceiving Shareholders on Climate Change
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Sidrive IQ Digital Platform: Optimized Performance into the Megawatt Range
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Cyrq Energy to Invest in Kenyan Geothermal
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

US energy company Cyrq Energy will invest $300 million to develop a geothermal power plant in Suswa, Narok County, Kenya. The plant will have a projected capacity of 330 MW.
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SADC Launches RE Center in Windhoek
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Hydro Group Completes Work on Groundbreaking Turbine Project
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Firms Recognized at Solar Power Portal Awards for Mini-Grid Expertise
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Mombasa Airport Going Solar
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Solarcentury East Africa will install a 500 KW solar PV plant at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya.
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Lekela Power Applies for Funding for Egypt Project
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Solarcentury East Africa will install a 500 KW solar PV plant at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Kenya.The plant, which will generate 820,000 KWh of energy annually,
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Emirates Energy Award-2020 Launched at WGES
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
APP Launches Library of Energy Information
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Etihad ESCO and Siemens to Retrofit 115 Mosques & 2 Buildings for Energy Savings
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
CEE Group Presents Innovative Software for its Wind Turbine Components
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
softEnergy Partner in Wind Turbine Monitoring
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Eskom Plans Transmission Upgrade
Monday, October 29, 2018

South Africa will see its power transmission sector receive an upgrade over the 2019-2028 period. According to a plan from Eskom, the state-owned utility, around 6,500 km of high-voltage transmission lines and 46,000 MVA transformers will be installed over the next 10 years.
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AfDB Urges Power Sector to Capitalize on Women’s Capabilities
Monday, October 29, 2018
Safety and Energy Efficiency Regulations for LED Lighting
Monday, October 29, 2018
Cote d’Ivoire Plans Smart Grid
Monday, October 29, 2018

In its efforts to boost its electricity exports, Côte d'Ivoire will inject €40 million into a smart electricity grid. This information was revealed by AmidouTraoré, the manager of the electrical sector management at CI-Energie.
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BBOXX and EDF Partner in Togo
Sunday, October 28, 2018

BBOXXand EDF signed an agreement to develop and market solutions for access to off-grid electricity in Togo. The agreement was signed in Lomé, in the presence of the President of Togo, Faure Gnassignabé.
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Solar Mini-grids Re-Energise Rural Rwandan Economy
Sunday, October 28, 2018

The number of enterprises have doubled in the village of Gitaraga, Rwanda, since MeshPower’s solar mini-grid was set up last May.
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African Leaders Call on World Bank to Support Baseload Power
Thursday, October 25, 2018

African leaders are calling on the World Bank to do more to support baseload power in their countries. This was revealed during a World Bank meeting in Bali by Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President.
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How Solar Power is Changing Lives in Africa
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Inga 3 Hopefuls Given Deadline
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The two groups of foreign investors in the DRC’s Inga 3 hydropower plant have been given a deadline to submit a joint proposal for the multibillion-dollar development. The government has given the Chinese and Spanish groups four weeks to submit the proposal.
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GCF Approves Funding for African Projects
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the AfDB for climate change projects in Africa. The funding for the three approved projects total over more than $110 million.
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Police Fire Tear Gas at Conkary Rally
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
EnergyWeek Morocco to Welcome 400 Energy Decision-makers
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Rise of renewables across Africa
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
New Partnership to Promote Carbon Capture Technology
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The future of gas in Africa
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
ACWA Power and Egypt to Sign PPA for Wind Farm Power
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ACWA Power and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) are expected to sign a power purchase agreement for a 500 MW wind farm by the end of the year.
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Vestas Turbines Destined for Enel’s South African Wind Farms
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Vestas Wind Systems, under contract to Enel Green Power, will install two wind farms with a combined capacity of 294 MW in South Africa. According to the agreement signed,
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Settlement Reached in Kenya Power Suit
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kenya Power reached a settlement in the case of illegal billing brought against it. Reports have Apollo Mboya, the lawyer who brought the suit against Kenya Power to court, granted a friendly settlement.
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Biya Presidential Win No Surprise
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Results are in on Cameroon’s presidential election and it will come as a surprise to no one that the incumbent, Paul Biya, was the winner. Biya won the election with 71% of the vote according to the country’s Constitutional Council.
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Bourbon Wins Turnkey Contract for WindFloat Atlantic Floating Offshore Windfarm
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Eranove to Erect 65 MW Power Plant in Togo
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Rwanda Gets Funding from AfDB
Monday, October 22, 2018

The government of Rwanda signed a €229.20 million funding agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support the country's program to improve electricity supply and expand access to electricity under the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II).
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Mount Kigali Substation Receives Upgrade
Monday, October 22, 2018

Residents in Rwanda who receive electricity from Mount Kigali substation should be seeing a more stable supply following an upgrade to the substation. The substation was upgraded with two transformers of 20 MVA each, replacing the old 10 MVA transformers,
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AFDB and IRENA Make Mauritius Solar PV Visit
Monday, October 22, 2018

A delegation made up of officials from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) visited Mauritius to assess the ADFD-funded $10 million solar PV kits project.
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Hanergy Introduces Cutting-Edge BIPV Product to Middle East Market
Monday, October 22, 2018
ECA Aims to Become Africa’s Premier Think Tank
Monday, October 22, 2018
Siemens and Bentley Systems Announce PlantSightDigital Twin Cloud Services
Sunday, October 21, 2018
ecoligo.investments Platform Raises Funds for RE in Emerging Markets
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Over €1 million was raised by crowdinvestors to finance solar projects in emerging markets on the ecoligo.investments platform. The milestone demonstrates the potential of individual investors to bridge a well-known finance gap for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector solar projects,
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Africa RE to Benefit from €1 billion EIB Financing Package
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a €1 billion financing the package for renewable energy sector at its last general assembly. This financial package will go to several projects, including two 500- MW solar power plant projects in Morocco, a 420-MW hydroelectric power plant in Cameroon,
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Togo Approves New Thermal Power Station
Thursday, October 18, 2018

On October 12 at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Togolese government authorized the signing with the Eranove group a concession agreement for the construction and operation of a new thermal power station.
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Etihad Airways and Tadweer Launch Project to Turn Municipal Waste into Jet Fuel
Thursday, October 18, 2018
DRC Signs Joint Deal for Inga 3
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is moving forward with its Inga 3 hydroelectric project. DRC is said to have signed a joint deal on October 16 to develop the $14 billion hydroelectric project with one consortium led by China Three Gorges Corp. and a second led by Spain’s ACS (Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA)
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China Keen on Ghanaian RE
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ghana plans to build a 150 MW wind project and a 250 MW solar power project,in order tohelp the country meets its renewable energy goals. The government laid out its plans at the Fourth Ghana Renewable Energy Fair which took place in Accra
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Finland to Invest €114 million in African RE Projects
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Finnish government intends to invest €114 million in loans to support wind energy projects in developing countries, nine of which are in Africa. The funds will be managed through the IFC.
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Financing with Sustainability Targets
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Facebook Commits to 100% RE by 2020
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Facebook has committed to power its global operations with 100% renewables and reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions 75% by the end of the decade. Given that the company hit its previous renewable energy goal one year early, 100% by 2020 should be an achievable goal for the company.
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Sierra Leone to Add 50 MW Through Solar
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sierra Leone secured $40 million in financing from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for the construction of a solar power plant. The solar plant will have a 50 MW capacity and construction is expected to take between 18 and 24 months.
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Alten Africa Seeking Partners for Nigerian Solar
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In Nigeria Alten Africa is seeking partners for the engineering, equipment, construction and operation of the 100 MW Kogisolar power plant. Companies have until October 26to submit their commitmentand interest in the project.
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US Cities Commit to 100% Renewable Energy
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Siemens and Bentley Systems’ Integrated APM Solution for Power Plants
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
GTI SwRI and GE Break Ground on Supercritical CO2 Pilot Power Plantt
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
IRENA Optimistic on Egyptian Renewables
Monday, October 15, 2018

According to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Egypt could produce up to 53% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020.
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EDF and GIBB Team Up to Form RE JV
Monday, October 15, 2018
Ghana Inaugurates Burkina Faso Interconnection Project
Sunday, October 14, 2018

The government of Ghana inaugurated the 225 kV Bolgatanga-Ouagadougou Power Interconnection Project on October 11.
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Olkaria V Moving Toward Completion
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Kenya will add more geothermal power to its energy mix. KenGen’s new 165.4 MW capacity plant powered by geothermal steam is moving toward completion.
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AfDB Offers Up $1.5 Mil for Ghana’s RE
Sunday, October 14, 2018

A grant from the AfDB for $1.5 million to Ghana will aid the country in removing barriers to investment in the renewable energy efficiency.
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EnergyWeek Morocco to Address Kingdom’s Role in Strategic Investment Opportunities in NW Africa
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Liberating the potential of African gas
Sunday, October 14, 2018
GE Power Joins Study on Blockchain
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Storage Systems Featured at Innovation for Cool Earth Forum
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Experts Validate Economic Commission for Africa Model
Sunday, October 14, 2018
GE Power Wins Egypt’s El Dabaa Nuclear Gig
Thursday, October 11, 2018

GE Power announced it won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its joint venture with Atomenergomash.
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Intelvision Goes Solar in Seychelles
Thursday, October 11, 2018

On the island nation of Seychelles, Intelvision is set to become a company with one of the largest PV systems on the island nation after the installation of a 100-kw system at its headquarters and plans for more installations at other offices.
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REDAVIA to Receive Financing from responsAbility
Thursday, October 11, 2018

REDAVIA and the responsAbility-managed climate fund have signed a financing agreement for REDAVIA's Ghanaian subsidiary. The latest addition to the responsAbility portfolio of companies active in the distributed energy field,
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Mega Medupi Unit 2 Comes Online
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wind Turbine Installation Vessel launching and Construction Supervision Contract
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Siemens Gamesa Plans Egypt Spend
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Siemens Gamesa, over the next seven years, plans to spend about $2 billion in the construction of wind farms in Egypt. Ayman Saad, the company's executive director,
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UN Warns Africa May Not Reach SDGs
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Africa will not attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2063 unless urgent climate actions are taken, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Murombedzi.
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Enabel Focuses on Tackling Climate Change in African Cities
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

More than 170 participants from Belgium and from abroad will debate on plans to integrate climate change into the development strategies of secondary cities.
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SINN Power to Study RE Possibilities in Guinea
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SINN Power, out of Germany, will conduct studies to determine which mix of renewable energies will ensure a stable and sustainable electricity supply to Guinea.
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Siemens Gamesa Enters Russia with its first order for 90 MW Enel Wind Farm
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Germany to Fund Cote d’Ivoire’s Solar Plant
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cote d’Ivoire’s first solar power plant will receive financial support from Germany. The country granted the project a €27 million equity financing and will mobilize €9.7 million from the EU.
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EETC Enters into Negotiations with Siemens
Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) entered into negotiations with Siemens on the feed-in tariff for wind power plant production.
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Algeria to Manufacture RE Parts
Sunday, October 7, 2018

The first turbines manufactured in Algeria will be available by July 2019, according to the CEO of the country’s state-run utility Sonelgaz
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Akon Lighting Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Akon, Senegalese rapper and founder of Akon Lighting Africa, has pledged to equip Sierra Leone with 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to accompany the national electrification agenda.
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Mini-Grid to Power Ministry Building in Abuja
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Nigerian Ministry of Energy is about to end its dependence on the national power grid by supplying its premises with a solar powered mini-grid, This Day reported.
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PAUWES Celebrates 3rd Graduating Class from Across Africa
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
SEFA Approves Grant to Angola
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the AfDB, approved a $1 million-grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy.
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JCM Matswani Solar Signs PPA in Malawi
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

JCM Matswani Solar Corp signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom).
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EDP Takes Stake in Mozambique’s SolarWorks
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Energias de Portugal (EDP) acquired a minority stake in off-grid firm SolarWorks, an off-grid solar solutions company in Mozambique. The value of these vested shares amounts to €2 million.
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Rolls-Royce Expands Microgrid Position with Investment in Qinous
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Semcon Automates Production of Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Zambia Launches Phase 2 of Mini-Hydropower Program
Monday, October 1, 2018

Zambia has launched the second phase of its construction program for mini-hydropower projects by independent power producers. The 100 MW of new capacity will be put in place thanks to these mini-hydropower plants with a maximum capacity of 20 MW each.
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Turkana Transmission Line Sees Power Flowing
Monday, October 1, 2018

Ketraco, Kenya’s state-run transmission company, announced that the Lake Turkana wind farm had finally delivered its first kilowatt hours to the grid.
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Two Solar Microgrids Up and Running in Kenya
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Renewvia Energy’s first two solar microgrid facilities are up and running on the Islands of Ndeda and Ringiti in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region. The plants will power 10,000 residents and businesses, who were
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USTDA Extends Deadline for Power Proposals
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The USTDA extended the deadline for initial proposals from project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa or US companies working with African project sponsors in the energy sector.
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AfDB Approves Eskom Loan for Transmission Expansion
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The AfDB approved a $218 million loan to Eskom, South Africa’s state-run utility firm. The funds will be used toward the upgrade and expansion of Eskom’s transmission facilities.
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ABB Wins $20 Million Order for Innovative Offshore Wind Transformers
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Wild Energy Concert Fuels 100% Renewable Energy Cause
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Dulas Sends Solar-Powered Fridges to Togo
Thursday, September 27, 2018

British manufacturer of solar-powered vaccine refrigerators, has shipped 113 of its VC50SDD units to Togo, to support the work of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is delivering immunization initiatives together with Togo’s Ministry of Health. Working with their local service partners BEMISS,
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SGRE’s High-Performance Energy Storage Facility Enters Final Construction Phase
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will celebrate the topping-out ceremony of its electric thermal energy storage (ETES) facility in Hamburg-Altenwerder
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OPIC Grants Funding for SET Fund
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Kinyerezi II Online in October
Thursday, September 27, 2018
ABB Selected to Help Upgrade Egypt’s Grid in Port Said
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ABB was selected by Egypt’s state-run utility, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), to help upgrade and digitalize the electrical grid in the Port Said region.
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ENI and UNDP Join Forces on SDGs in Africa
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ENI and the UNDP are joining forces to improve access to sustainable energy and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. The partnership is the first of its kind between UNDP and a global energy company.
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BBOXX and GE Launch Partnership in DRC
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BBOXX and GE have launched a partnership to provide energy access for small businesses, schools and other organizationsin Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Emerson Extends SolaHD High-Performance SDN-C Power Supplies Line
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Energy Experts call for Holistic Approach to Branding a Changing Energy Landscape
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Greensmith Energy Unveils Standardized Energy Storage Solution
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Egypt to Sudan Transmission Lines on the Way
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Egypt will begin testing operations on the interconnection line linking it to Sudan in November, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Energy. At this time the concrete bases for the electric towers have been laid.
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Total Expands EV Charging Solutions with New Acquisition
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Total has just finalized the acquisition of G2mobility, a French supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions. With this acquisition, Total now owns the entire company,
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Angola Betting on Renewables
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Angolan government is looking to renewable energy technologies to lower the cost of power production and to help speed up the process of electrifying its rural areas.
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Valorem Acquires Stake in DLM EnR
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
AfDB Launches First Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Al Husainiyah Power Generation Licensed to Generate 50 MW Solar
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Five New North Sea Offshore Wind Contracts for Ampelmann
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Annual E-vehicle Production to Rise to 20+ Million in a Few Years
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Cell with Record Efficiency of 24.6%
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Fenix Names Uganda for New HQ
Monday, September 24, 2018

Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, has named Uganda as the site of its new global headquarters. The company will move engineering and technology development center from San Francisco to Uganda.
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ABB Named Global Leader Across Power Value Chain
Monday, September 24, 2018
South Africa: Invitation for Public Submissions on Draft Integrated Resource Plan
Monday, September 24, 2018
EUPVSEC Opens in Brussels
Monday, September 24, 2018
Egypt Tags Siemens to Operate and Maintain World’s Largest Combined-Cycle Plants
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Egypt selected Siemens to operate and maintain (O&M)its combined-cycle power plants. Siemens was selected by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services (O&M) for the Beni Suef, New Capital and Burullus power plants, for the next eight years.
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Rosatom Promotes Nuclear Technologies in Ghana
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Rosatom, as part of its promotion of nuclear energy in Africa, is supporting the Ghana Industrial Summit & Exhibition in Accra.
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ExxonMobil to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Rwanda Receives Funding to Improve Grid
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rwanda was the recipient of $23.6 million in funding to improve the stability of its electricity grid, which will help to avoid the risk of large-scale power cuts.
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Firms Apply for Zimbabwean Power Projects
Thursday, September 20, 2018

In Zimbabwe four independent power producers have submitted applications to the country’s Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) for licenses to build new power plants.
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Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Siemens and E.ON reach milestone with 3D-printed burner for SGT-700 gas turbine
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Chet Morrison Contactors and iSIMS introduce new iJacketTM
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Yotta Solar Solves Panel Level Energy Storage
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Ghana Inaugurates Second Solar Plant
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana inaugurated the country's second solar power plant. With a capacity of 20 MW, the plant was set up by the local independent energy producer, Menergy Ghana.
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Gambia Looks for EOIs to Build Utility Scale Solar Plant
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), Gambia’s state-utility, is preparing to build the country's first large-scale solar PV plant.
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Djibouti Betting on Geothermal
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Djibouti is investing in energy autonomy in an effort to end its dependence on energy imports from Ethiopia.
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Power Out in Libya
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Optimized Wind Turbines for New Hub Heights and More Powerful Turbine Generations
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Schletter Group Reorganise Management
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Ghana Brings 26 Micro-Grids Online
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In Ghana, the government inaugurated 26 solar-powered microgrids for remote off-grid health facilities in the Northern, Brong Ahafo, and Western Regions.
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Prysmian Contracted by NamPower
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NamPower, the Namibian state-utility, signed a contract with Italian Prysmian for the supply of electric cables worth an estimate $1.6 million.
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Framatome wins I&C Modernization Contract for EDF's 900 MW Reactors
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Nordex Turbines Bound for Garob and Copperton Wind Farms
Monday, September 17, 2018

Nordex was awarded a contract to supply 80 AW125 / 3150 type wind turbines in South Africa. The equipment will be used for the construction of the Garob and Copperton Generating Stations in Northern Cape Province and will have a total capacity of 242 MW.
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GE Launches World’s First 6B Repowering Gas Turbine Solution
Monday, September 17, 2018

GE’s Power Services business is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 6B gas turbine fleet by launching the world’s first 6B repowering solution.
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Nigeria Launches Electrification Program in Jigawa
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nigeria launched its rural electrification program in Jigawa state with a call for expressions of interest from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)
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Jacobs Engineering Awarded Contract in Benin
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jacobs EngineeringSA was awarded a contract for the strengthening of electric infrastructure in Benin.This firm, jointly created by the OCP Group and US firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.,
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Life Healthcare Installs PV Panels on Third Hospital
Thursday, September 13, 2018

In South Africa’s Pretoria the Life Healthcare Group completed its latest environmental sustainability project with the installation of solar PV panels at the Life Eugene Marais.
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Sparrows Group Strikes Renewables Gold at Prestigious UK Awards
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Mitsubishi to Invest in NOA
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mitsubishi Corp. has decided to invest in NEoTOffgrid Africa (NOA), a platform dedicated to the development of renewable energy electrification projects in Africa.
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South Africa RE Generation to More Than Triple by 2030
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

South Africa’s share of non-hydro renewables for power generation will more than triple by 2030, according to a new report put out by GlobalData.
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WorleyParsons Provides Design Support for Revolutionary Wind Power Technology
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

As an organization that focuses on finding solutions to the world’s changing resources and energy challenges, WorleyParsons continuously seeks to develop and encourage innovative ideas, refine those ideas and take them to market.
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Tractebel Acquires Overdick
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Off Grid Energy Charge Ahead with Smart Solution for EV Grid Constraints
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Guinea’s Souapiti Hydropower Plant Financing Mobilized
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The mobilization of financing for Guinea’s Souapiti hydropower plant has been completed. "We have just signed the formal agreement for the financing of the Souapiti hydroelectric dam," said Guinean President Alpha Condé during his participation in the China-Africa summit.
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Canadian Solar and ET Energy form JV for South African Solar Jobs
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Canadian Solar Inc. has established a JV with ET Energy to provide EPC services for two solar power projects totaling 132 MWp in South Africa for BioTherm Energy.
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WorleyParsons to Construct Kenya’s Latest Wind Farm
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sharp Expands Solar Energy Solutions to Africa
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Blockbank Announces Key Banking Partner during ICO
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
President of Togo visits BBOXX HQ as Solar Roll-Out Gathers Pace
Sunday, September 9, 2018

BBOXX, a next generation utility, welcomed a delegation from the Government of Togo, led by H.E. President Faure Gnassingbé, at BBOXX’s London headquarters last week.
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WEC and COMESA Sign Historic Energy Agreement
Sunday, September 9, 2018

The World Energy Council signed a historic agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states.
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Egypt Sentences 73 to Death by Hanging
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Former Zambian President Zambia Addresses Africa Oil & Power
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Radebe Promotes Power & Renewables at AOP 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018

H.E. Minister Jeff Radebe of South Africa promoted the efforts and success of his country at propelling the renewable energy sector during his speech at Africa Oil & Power 2018 in Cape Town this week. He also outlined the current status quo of the overall energy sector including
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AfDB Establishes Off-Grid Energy Fund
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The AfDB established a $58 million fund to finance the electrification of Africa. Called Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF), the initiative will support projects initiated by the Nordic Development Fund, the Global Environment Facility and Calvert Impact Capital.
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Turkana Transmission Lines Completed
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The constriction of transmission lines to transport the energy produced at the Turkana wind power plant in Kenya have been completed. The news was revealed by the Ministry of Energy,
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SNC-Lavalin and ABB Announce New JV
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Meeco to Set Up Solar in Madagascar
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

TheMeeco Group has signed an agreement with the Filatex group in Madagascar to set up two PV solar power plants and a solar-diesel hybrid power plant.
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Vandals Slow Zimbabwean Electrification
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The national electricity company of Zimbabwe, ZESA, revealed that it requires $20 million to replace the processors that were vandalized or stolen across the country.According to the government, around 4,000 transformers will have to be set up.
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Trelleborg and Ørsted Sign Long Term Wind Farm Cable Protection Agreement
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Malawi Calls for Kammwamba Coal Plant to Move Forward
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

During the China-Africa Summit, Peter Mutharika, the Malawian President, urged speeding up the implementation of the Kammwamba coal plant.
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Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent’s sustainable energy future For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition.
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Trump’s Arbitrary Foreign Policy Leads to Renewables Peak in Africa
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Donald Trump’s arbitrary foreign policy results in a renewables-peak for industrial offtakers in Africa Munich (Germany), September 2018 – In recent months, oil prices have been rather unstable
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Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar
Monday, September 3, 2018

Senegal plans to electrify 300 villages with the support of Germany. This decision was announced by Senegalese President Macky Sall during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Access to village electrification will be by solar energy led by German companies.
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Azuri Forms Partnership to Power Kenya
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Azuri Technologies announced a partnership with Unilever Sunlight to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya. The announcement comes as Azuri participates in a delegation led by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Africa.
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Lourenco Inaugurates Belém Thermal Plant
Sunday, September 2, 2018

In Angola, President João Lourenço inaugurated a 50 MW thermal power plant in Huambo province. The Belém plant, consisting of two turbines of 25 MW capacity each, has a cost of $325 million, according to Angola Press.
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Clarke Energy to Provide Jenbacher Engines in Rwanda
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Clarke Energy has been named by Symbion Power as the preferred bidder for two power projects in Rwanda. The company projects include approximately 25 Jenbacher gas engines from GE’s Distributed Power business.
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Azuri Among UK Delegation to Nigeria
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Azuri Technologies was among the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s business delegation visiting Nigeria. The visit was aimed at strengthening business relations between the two countries.
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Exciting New Features Ahead at 5th Edition of Mauritanides
Thursday, August 30, 2018
AfDB and Partners Support OGEF
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
EEHC Ready to Sign Hamrawein Contract
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
EnergyWeek Morocco to Welcome 400 Energy Decision-Mwakers
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
METEC Removed from Grand Renaissance Project
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ethiopia has removed state-run Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) from its Grand Renaissance Dam project.
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Nuclear Off the Drawing Board in South Africa
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

South Africa nixed plans to add 9,600 MW of nuclear power by 2030 and will instead aim to add more capacity in natural gas, wind and other energy sources, the energy minister, Jeff Radebe, said.
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Mainstream Building Solar Plant in Nigeria
Monday, August 27, 2018

Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd. aims to start building a 500-MW solar power plant in Nigeria. The company, which already operates the Kainji and Jebba hydroelectric plants with a combined capacity of approximately 1,500 MW, intends to diversify its power plant portfolio.
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President Nyusi Inaugurates New Power Plant
Monday, August 27, 2018

Mozambican president, Filipe Nyusi, inaugurated a 106-MW combined-cycle gas power plant in Maputo. The plant consists of two 40 MW gas turbines and a 26 MW steam turbine.
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African Energy Resources to Increase Sese Power Plant Capacity
Monday, August 27, 2018

African Energy Resources obtained approval from Botswana’s Environmental Affairs Department to increase the capacity of the Sese coal power plant to 500 MW.
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TÜV SÜD Certifies Symtech’s PV Power Generating Units and Solar Kits
Monday, August 27, 2018
Industry Frontrunners to Collaborate in Making ‘Green’ Propulsion a Reality
Monday, August 27, 2018
Ejuva Plants Open in Namibia
Sunday, August 26, 2018

Two solar power plants were officially opened in Namibia, the Ejuva One and Ejuva Two. The plants are located in Gobabis, the regional capital of the Omaheke region of Namibia. The plants are located side by side and were constructed and managed as one project.
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Schletter Group to Present New Tracker at Solar Power International
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Burkina Faso Launches Call for Tenders
Thursday, August 23, 2018

In Burkina Faso, the government launched a call for tenders for the selection of companies, as part of a project to extend its electricity network.
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Solar to See 170% Growth in Middle East and Africa
Thursday, August 23, 2018

According to a report recently released by GTM Research, the Middle East and Africa will experience an annual growth rate of 170% over 2018 with the establishment of solar plants
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SA’s DoE Fails to Appear at Scheduled Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Ethiopia’s First W2E Facility Online
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ethiopian president, Mulatu Teshome, was on hand at the launch of the country’s first waste-to-energy facility, the Reppie project. The facility is built on the Koshe landfill site located
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HelloSolar and BelCash Team Up on Off-Grid Solar
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

HelloSolar and BelCash have teamed up in Ethiopia to introduce solar home systems. HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash, a mobile banking platform system, is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system
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MIGA to Pay Visit to Namibia and South Africa
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Namibia and South Africa will be visited by the Deputy Executive Director of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Kieko Honda. The MIGA executive is part of a mission to evaluate ...
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AIIM Acquires Stakes in South Africa’s Wind and Solar
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund, stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa
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B-BBEE Commission to Host Women Empowerment Conference
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Global Wind Turbine Foundations Market to reach $7.2bn by 2022
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
juwi Renewable Energies Wins EPCs and O&Ms
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Keter Says Kenya to Rework Energy Mix
Monday, August 20, 2018

In an effort to reduce energy costs in the country, Kenya is gradually removing thermal energy from its electricity mix. The plan was one of the recommendations to come out of a working group set up by the
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West Africa Interconnection Finds Financing
Monday, August 20, 2018

In Nigeria the country’s Council of Ministers voted draft orders authorizing the ratification of two financing agreements; a loan and donation amounting to 24 billion FCFA in total.
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Ethiopia Contemplates Electric Tariff Increase
Monday, August 20, 2018
The World Mourns an African Icon
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian favorite son, former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace laureate, has died at the age of 80. Annan passed Saturday after a brief illness.
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Six-figure R&D Investment Sees Offshore Wind Success for Aleron’s Hybrid ROV
Sunday, August 19, 2018
InfraCo Africa Signs for 60 MW in Chad
Thursday, August 16, 2018

UK's InfraCo Africa has signed a contract with Chad to buy 60 MW of electricity. This agreement was signed with the Chadian Ministry of Energy and the National Electricity Company.
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Schletter Group Supplies Largest Solar Park in the Philippines
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Nigeria Ready to Award Six Mini Hydro Projects
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Nigerian government completed the formalities for the awarding of six mini hydroelectric power plant concessions. The infrastructure will be entrusted to private operators as part of a build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement.
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Besix Awarded Cameroon’s Nachtigal Hydro Job
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Besix Group was awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant in the central region of Cameroon. The plant will have a capacity of 420 MW.
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Caribbean Aims to Become World’s First Climate-Smart Zone
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Ecomondo and Key Energy to Tackle North Africa as Priority Environmental Issue
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
CNN International Announces New EMEA Prime Time Line-up
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Africa Oil & Power Conference Shows Ongoing Pivot to African Energy
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Vantage GreenX Funds South African REIPPP
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Vantage GreenX Fund Managers, through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.
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Research on Use of IoT and AI Technology to Improve Capacity Factor of Geothermal Plants
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Repsol and the UNDP to Collaborate on Sustainable Development
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Seraphim Opens PV Factory in South Africa
Monday, August 13, 2018

Chinese solar PV manufacturer Seraphim has inaugurated a $14 million, 300-MW solar PV module manufacturing facility in South Africa.
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Wind Farm to Conduct Bird Study
Monday, August 13, 2018

Kangnas Wind Farm and the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology are working in partnership to gather data related to the Red Lark bird species. The study revolves around the bird’s current status, its occurrence, habitat preferences and threats to the species.
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Azuri and Zambia’s Kazang Solar Win AECF Funding Award
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window.
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Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy Storage
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Eritrea to Launch Solar Hybrid Plants
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Eritrea plans to launch two solar hybrid power systems in the near future that will provide grid quality electricity to 40,000 people and businesses in the towns of Areza and Maidma. The two towns have no access to the national grid.
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Double Play for Building Energy in Chile
Thursday, August 9, 2018
NarrativeWave Announces Launch of Analytic Starter Kit
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Siemens achieves breakthrough with 3D-printed combustion component for SGT-A05
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Plans Unveiled for Biggest Ever Global Goals Week
Thursday, August 9, 2018
New Study Questions African Utilities’ Future
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Azuri Takes Part in Bright Hands in Nigeria
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Azuri Technologies has been invited to take part in a project aimed at helping students from less affluent communities in Nigeria discover the power of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in solving real-world problems.
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Odessey Energy’s Pipeline of Projects Surpasses 550
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Phanes Group Launches 2nd Edition Solar Incubator Program
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Sudan Announces RE Plans
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sudan announced on August 5 that it is working on a plant to benefit from solar and wind power. The government is aiming at 1,000 MW of electricity from renewable energy sources in 2019.
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WGES 2018 to Highlight Role of Public-Private Leaderships to Drive Green Growth
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Energy Summit in Ghana to Address West Africa’s Oil, Gas & Electricity Development Potential
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
ENGIE to Build 8 Hybrid Solar Power Plants in Gabon
Monday, August 6, 2018

ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
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EDF Teams Up with Energy Generation in West Africa
Monday, August 6, 2018

In West Africa French firm EDF and Lomé-based institution Energy Generation have teamed up in the West African country in an effort to help EDF boost its off-grid offer and develop local skills regarding the installation of off-grid solar kits.
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Financing Complete for Senegal’s First Wind Farm
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Lekela completed the financing of the project to build Senegal’s first wind power plant. The plant is to be located in the locality of Taiba N'Diaye and will have a capacity of 158.7 MW.
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AfDB President Visits Morocco/Spain Interconnection Station
Sunday, August 5, 2018

The president of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, paid a visit to the Melloussa interconnection station that connects Morocco and Spain for power supply. The station is one of the first to link the north African nation to Europe and Northwest Africa.
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Consultations Held on Gabon’s Kinguélé Aval Hydroelectric Project
Thursday, August 2, 2018

In Gabon the promoters of the Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric project held the latest of their public consultations in Kango. The meeting was put together by FGIS-Méridiam and EDF-Artelia-Biotop for the technical part.
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UN Holds SDG Dialogue with Nigeria
Thursday, August 2, 2018

In its efforts at improving awareness and deepening the knowledge of stakeholders on climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact in Nigeria,
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Power-to-X technologies and renewables Generating Hydrogen, Saving on Electricity
Thursday, August 2, 2018
India’s PM Addresses Ugandan Parliament
Thursday, August 2, 2018
IFC and Gaia Partner on RE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

IFC forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa. Gaia Energy is a Moroccan renewable energy developer active in 10 countries across Africa.
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Wind-Powered Blockchain Infrastructure for Morocco
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Soluna is building wind-powered blockchain computing infrastructure in Morocco. According to the company this a clean and sustainable alternative to the current cryptocurrency mining approach.
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iA and Bayport Team Up in Africa
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

iA and Bayport Management Ltd have formed a partnership to help communities across Africa to improve their living conditions through access to clean water and lighting.
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Repsol Partners with Enagás on RE
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Repsol and Enagás signed an agreement to continue developing technology that allows for the production of renewable hydrogen. This technology, which was originally developed by Repsol,
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President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Uganda the First to Sign Agreement with RLSF
Monday, July 30, 2018

Uganda has become the first nation in Africa to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
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EIB Signs €375 Mil Finance Agreement to Support Egypt SMEs
Monday, July 30, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a financing agreement worth EUR 375 million with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to fund investments by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in Egypt.
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Tanzania Secures Funding for Power Line Project
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tanzania raised $123.39 million from the AfDB to finance a power line project. The infrastructure of 400 kV transmission capacity, will connect the localities of Nyakanazi and Kigoma and will extend 280 km.
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Ghana’s Nuclear Ambitions
Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ghana aims to start construction of its first nuclear power plant in 2023 and put it into service by 2029, according to Robert Sogbadzi,
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Agricultural Inputs and Solar Lanterns Distributed in Loko
Sunday, July 29, 2018

The UNDP, Adamawa State government, and the government of Japan flagged off the distribution of agricultural inputs and solar lanterns in Loko,
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African Investment Forum Road Show in Cairo
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Siemens Sees Completion of Egypt’s Megaproject
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Siemens, in conjunction with its consortium partners, Orascom Construction and Elsewdy Electric, and in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, announced the completion of the Egypt Megaproject. According to a statement by Siemens the project was completed in record time.
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BioTherm Reaches Financial Close for South Africa Wind and Solar
Thursday, July 26, 2018

BioTherm Energy has reached financial close on a 284 MW portfolio of wind and solar projects in South Africa as part of the Fourth Round of the South Africa’s REIPPP. The four projects,
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Solar Impulse Foundation Partners with Energy Transition Event in Barcelona
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Bujagali Power Dam Refinances Debt
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In Uganda, a consortium of financial institutions and commercial banks have mobilized $400 million to refinance the loans used to build the Bujagali Power Dam
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Hanergy Launches Lighting Africa in Tanzania
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group launched the “Lighting Africa” project at its first stop Tanzania on July 18. The project was launched in partnership with China Foundation for Peace and Development and Tanzania-China Friendship Association.
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Solid Green Scores its Half Century on Green Building Certifications
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $839 Million in VC Funding
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
NIS Confirms Position as World Leader in Energy Storage
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
AfDB Investment Side Event at BRICS Business Forum
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Sonelgaz Expanding Transmission Lines
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

In Algeria, Sonelgaz set up since 2013, 22,000 km of medium and low voltage power lines in the country.
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South African Firms Conclude Trade and Investment Mission to Angola
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
WorleyParsons to Participate in Second Kenyan Wind Farm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

WorleyParsons signed a 22-month owner’s engineer contract for the Kipeto Wind Power Project in Kenya, the second largest in the country after the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project.
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Nigerian Power Generation Constrained
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Nigeria has lost around 3000 MW of power generation due to six of the nation’s gas-fired plants unable to generate electricity because of gas supply constraints.
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Solar Helps Combat Drought Effects in Malawi
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Malawi is using renewable energy to help combat the effects of draught on its agriculture sector. Farmers in the country’s Zomba district are using solar-powered pumps to pull up underground water,
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ENI and ENEA launch a joint scientific research and technology partnership
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Tanzania Secures Financing
Monday, July 23, 2018

Tanzania will obtain $200 million from Credit Suisse for financing energy and infrastructure projects. "We have made significant progress in securing the loan,
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New Wind Power Plant for Mauritania
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Elecnor, out of Spain, was awarded the contract to develop the second wind power plant in Mauritania. With a capacity of 100 MW, the Boulenouar wind power plant will be located in Dakhlet Nouadhibou.
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STEG Launches Construction of Borj el Amri Power Plant
Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) launched construction on the Borj el Amri power plant according to a La Presse of Tunisia report.
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South Africa: Constitutional Review Committee Holds First Public Hearing in KwaZulu-Natal
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Lumos Donates Solar Systems to Nigerian Army
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lumos donated 100 units of customized Solar Powered Systems to the Nigerian Army. The presentation, which took place at the Monguno Army Barracks, Borno State, was part of activities to mark the 2018 Nigerian Army day celebrations.
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Veolia Foundation Supports Madagascar Solar
Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Veolia Foundation is renewing its support for a Madagascar start-up, Nanoé Développement. The Madagascan firm is experimenting with a new decentralized solar electrification model.
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Globeeq Reaches Agreement on Brookfield’s South African RE
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Globeleq and an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management have reached a definitive agreement whereby Globeleq acquires Brookfield’s interests in its South African renewable energy portfolio.
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World Bank Approves Power Plant Guarantee
Thursday, July 19, 2018
GE Power Releases Whitepaper on Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Voltalia Planning RE Investment in Egypt
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Voltaliais planning on investing $800 million in Egypt’s energy sector over the next five years. The news was revealed byregional director, Emad Ghaly, in a Daily News Egypt report.
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Tunisia Building Power Cable Factory
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In Tunisia, Youssef Chahed, the head of government has launched the project to build a power cable manufacturing unit in the locality of Bouhjar. The project will have a cost of about $35 million. It will create 3,500 jobs.
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ACWA to Invest in SA’s Redstone CSP
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

During a state visit to Saudi Arabia by South African presidentCyril Ramaphosa, a cooperation agreement was entered into by the Central Energy Fund of South Africa and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power.
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Fears Persist Ahead of Zimbabwe Elections
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Eritrea and Ethiopia Agree to Restore Diplomatic Ties
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
African Union Development Agency to Emerge
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Keter Says Garissa Solar Will Commission Early
Monday, July 16, 2018

Kenya’s Energy Minister, Charles Keter, revealed that Kenya will see the commissioning the Garissa solar power plant in September. The commissioning will take place three months ahead of schedule.
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Hydro Projects Take Step Forward in Gabon
Monday, July 16, 2018

A major step has been taken in the realization of the Ngoulmendjim and Dibwangui hydroelectric development projects developed by the Gabonese Strategic Investment Fund (FGIS) and the Eranove Group
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ABB Technologies Enable a Stronger US Power Grid
Monday, July 16, 2018
Siemens Gamesa Supplies Turbines to South African Wind Farms
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature a rated capacity of 2.3 MW and a 108 meters diameter rotor.
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Kenyan Solar Project Receives Financing
Sunday, July 15, 2018

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, alongside its partner, Globeleq, announced a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, to build a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic power plant in south-east Kenya.
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AfDB Approves Financing for Zambian Small-Scale RE Projects
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the AfDB has approved $50 million framework financing for small-scale renewable energy projects in Zambia.
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Bridging Between Traditional and New Energy
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Grids Become Highly Vulnerable
Sunday, July 15, 2018
GE Completes Grid Improvement Project in Ethiopia
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Kenyan Solar Project Receives Financing
Sunday, July 15, 2018
KenGen Looking for Solar Funding
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is looking to raise more than $56 million from multilateral partners for the construction of a solar power plant
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Mitsubishi Awarded Malawi Power Plant
Thursday, July 12, 2018

In Malawi, the Japanese Mitsubishi has obtained the contract to construct a power plant at Tedzani. With a capacity of 19.5 MW, the infrastructure will be located in the Thyolo region
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Standard Bank's Contribution to South African RE Sector
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Standard Bank is the mandated lead arranger, underwriter and hedge provider of seven of the total 27 projects which have signed power purchase agreements with Eskom as part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program, (REIPPPP), after a long delay
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Gas and Renewables to Feature more Prominently in South Africa’s Updated Energy Plan
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
BP Ventures Invests in Energy Monitor Company Voltaware
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ecoligo and Sunbelt Energy Form Partnership in Ghana
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

ecoligo GmbH and SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH have formed a new partnership in Ghana to develop solar projects using SMA inverters and other high-quality equipment procured by SMA Sunbelt.
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Botswana Power Signs First Contract with GE
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

GE Power’s Grid Solution business signed its first contract with Botswana’s state-run utility, Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).
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Madagascar to Develop Solar through EGOSIP
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Madagascar plans to develop more solar power projects in a bid to reduce the costs of electricity production in the country. The government has received approval from the World Bank for a $40 million credit from the International Development Association for its implementation of the Madagascar Electricity Sector Operations and Governance Improvement Project (EGOSIP).
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IRENA to Highlight Key Role of Renewables to Realisation of SDGs at UN HLPF
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
MMEX Resources Corp. enters into Solar Power Plan for its Refinery Project
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises YoY with $5.3 Billion in 2018 H1
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Total Partners with Solergie in Togo
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
MoU Signed for Kenyan Waste-to-Power Project
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
AEP Energy Acquires Kenyan IPP IberAfrica
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Talks Stall on Egyptian Solar Panel Factory
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
HCB Hires Banks to Sell Shares on BVM
Monday, July 9, 2018

Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) hired Banco Comercial de Investimentos of Mozambique and Banco de Investimento Global (BIG),
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Schletter Expands in West Africa
Monday, July 9, 2018

Schletter Group is expanding its business in West Africa. The company signed an agreement with the steel manufacturer Sparkwest Steel Industries,
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African Development Bank Convenes Africa Energy Market Place
Monday, July 9, 2018
GE and Lagos Government Pool Resources on Power
Sunday, July 8, 2018

GE and the Lagos State Government have agreed to pool their resources for the development of critical infrastructure in the state including in the power sector.
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Self-Powering Smart Cities
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Total Commissions First Solar Service Station in Ghana
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Total’s subsidiary in Ghana has commissioned its first solar service station in the port of Tema, with a capacity of 35 kilowatts. In total, 225 m2 sq meters of solar panels were installed to meet the energy needs of the distribution center.
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GE Commissions Hybrid Power Unit in Ethiopia
Thursday, July 5, 2018

GE has commissioned a scalable micro grid system powered by a Hybrid Distributed Power unit for Digo Village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia.
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Ingeteam aligns quality processes with turbine OEMs through new APQP4WIND standard
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Cocoa to Power Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The world’s number one cocoa producer in the world, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to use its top crop to boost power generation. The country produces around 2 million tons of cocoa each year, and in turn, thousands of tons of pods that are burned after harvest
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Two New Solar Projects for Burkina Faso
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Burkina Faso’s National Trade Union of Traders (SYNACOM-B) will develop two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 150 MW. A 100-MW plant will be located in the locality of Nobéré and another of 50 MW in another location to be determined.
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Schletter Group Handed Over to New Owner
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
PROINSO Collaborates with Joules Power on Bangladesh’s First Utility Scale Solar Project
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Nuclear Power’s Growing Role in a Clean Energy Future
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
ECOWAS to Invest in Solar
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Stakeholders in Africa’s energy sector gathered at a regional workshop in Ghana to develop modalities to implement the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP).
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Adrian Kenya to Install GenCell A5 at Telecom Base Stations
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

GenCell Energy announced that Adrian Kenya will install the new GenCell A5 Off-Grid Power Solution at 800 telecom base stations across Kenya. Shipment and installation of the GenCell A5 fuel cell solution will begin in Q4 2018.
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Egypt’s EETC will Launch Tender for Transformer Installations
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Egyptian Electric Transmission Company (EETC) will launch a call for tenders for the installation of 5 transformers, with a combined capacity of 14,000 MVA.
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Azuri Looks to Power Kenya
Monday, July 2, 2018

UK solar power firm Azuri Technologies aims to electrify 150,000 Kenyan households over the next three years. To achieve this, the company raised $20 million,
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Acwa Power Inaugurates Khalladi Wind Farm
Monday, July 2, 2018

Energy firm Acwa Power inaugurated the wind farm in Morocco. The Khalladi is the first wind farm the company has built in Morocco.
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HOERBIGER Selected as Distributor of GE’s Waukesha Gas Engines in Nigeria
Monday, July 2, 2018

HOERBIGER Service Middle East FZE has been selected by GE Power Distribution as the authorized distributor of its Waukesha gas engines and genuine parts in Nigeria.
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BP to Acquire UK’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Company
Sunday, July 1, 2018

BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company. Chargemaster operates the UK’s largest public network of EV charging points, with over 6,500 across the country.
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SKF Explorer bearings help Vattenfall keep the Wind Turbines Turning
Sunday, July 1, 2018
African Development Bank Ranked 4th Best Company to Work for in Africa
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Imperial College London and MIT launch search for African research collaborators
Sunday, July 1, 2018
IoT Sensors to Detect Wind Turbine Damage in Real Time
Sunday, July 1, 2018
REDAVIA to Implement RSHS’ Solar Farm in Ghana
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Red Sea Housing Services (RSHS) has chosen REDAVIA to implement its first showcase solar farm in Accra, Ghana. Within the next few months REDAVIA will have fully commissioned a 336-kWp solar farm at RSHS’s biggest manufacturing facility in Tema,
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World’s First Battery Storage Facility Connected to an Offshore Wind Farm
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor (formerly Statoil) have installed, and will soon begin testing, a new battery system designed to store electricity generated by Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm.
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Nigeria Offered Help with Nuclear
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Canadian firm StareCore Nuclear proposes to set up in Nigeria, 23 small modules of nuclear reactors distributed in power stations in order to increase the West African country’s energy capacity.
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Kenya Power Bills Drop due to Hydro Increase
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

An increase of hydroelectricity power generation to Kenya’s energy mix will allow for the country’s citizens to see a drop in their power bills.
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Sights set on a Clear Goal: Maximum Solarization
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Zongo II Inaugurated
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Joseph Kabila, president of the DRC, inaugurated the country’s Zongo II hydropower plant in the central Kongo province on the Congo River.
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Russia and Rwanda Sign MoU on Nuclear
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Russian state-run nuclear company, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation or ROSATOM, signed a MoU with the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Rwanda on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
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Sulzer’s innovative solutions headline at POWER-GEN Africa 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
American University of Sharjah Fights Back on Climate Change
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Enel and IDC See Funding for Ngonye Solar Plant
Monday, June 25, 2018

Enel Group and Zambia's Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed a $34-million financing agreement for the construction of the Ngonye solar power plant.
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World Bank Approves Tanzanian Loan for Transmission Project
Monday, June 25, 2018

The World Bank approved a $455-million loan to Tanzania. This funding will be disbursed through the International Development Association (IDA) as part of a program to support energy projects in East African countries.
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Future Energy East Africa Celebrates 20 years in Nairobi in September
Monday, June 25, 2018
Globeleq Signs Agreement for Temane Power Project
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Globeleq, lead partner in the Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), and Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) reached a significant milestone in the development of Mozambique’s electricity sector
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Chevron Launches Future Energy Fund
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital arm of Chevron Corp., launched its Future Energy Fund. With an initial commitment of $100 million, the new venture capital fund was established to invest in breakthrough technologies that enable the ongoing energy transition to a greater diversity of sources.
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Floating PV Solar Plant Tender Launched
Sunday, June 24, 2018

A tender to develop, finance, own, and operate a 4 MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in the Seychelles was launched at the Africa Energy Forum that took place in Mauritius.
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The Future of Renewable Energy is Bright in Africa (Opinion)F R
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Rethinking the value of infrastructure in South Africa (Opinion)
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Morocco to Aid Burkina Faso in RE Development
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Burkina Faso signed a cooperation agreement with Morocco to develop the renewable energy sector, reports the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen).
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GE Hits Milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thursday, June 21, 2018

GE Power reached its 100th power plant installation in sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology.
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African Development Bank Launches First Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Le Morne, Mauritius, 20 June, 2018 – Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI) – a crucial new report by the African Development Bank.
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Olkaria V Geothermal Plant 40% Complete
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kenya’s Olkaria V geothermal power plant is now 40% complete according to KenGen director Rebecca Miano.
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BBOXX Partners with DC GO in Southern Africa
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BBOXX announced its intention to partner with DC GO to provide energy services in southern Africa.
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Tigo Awarded Patent for Flex MLPE Platform
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
MBL-Energy First to Achieve 2018 DSA Pre-Check Certification for Solar Carports
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Siemens Selects RWG for their New Build SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) Program
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
SunEQ Reaches Financial Close on Namibian Solar Project
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SunEQ Namibia reached financial close with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for a 5 MWAC solar project for Ohorongo Cement. The Ohorongo Cement factory is the largest in the country.
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AfDB Supports ZECI’s Rural Electrification Goals
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The AfDB will support Zola EDF Côte d'Ivoire (ZECI) to raise financing of about $ 28 million to accelerate the electrification of rural areas in Côte d'Ivoire
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Building Energy to participate at Africa Energy Forum 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Revolutionary FlexForm Solar Collector to Deliver Low Cost Solar
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
SolarEdge Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Huawei and Distributor
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Ethiopia and Egypt Pledge to Settle Grand Renaissance Dispute
Monday, June 18, 2018

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi have pledged to settle their dispute over the Great Renaissance dam, currently under construction by Ethiopia.
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Korhogo Solaire to Construct PV Plant in Cote d’Ivoire
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Korhogo Solaire's first PV plant to be built in Cote d’Ivoire will be located in the locality of Binguébougou. The plant will have a power generation capacity of 25 MW.
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Dr. Carolyn Heeps joins Lloyd’s Register to Drive Growth in RE
Sunday, June 17, 2018
EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Wärtsilä Leading Along the Path Towards a 100% Renewable Energy Future
Sunday, June 17, 2018
SolarEdge to Add New Inverters and Power Optimizer to Commercial PV Suite
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sonatel Launches Orange Energy Project
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Senegal’s National Telecommunications Company. Sonatel, launched the Orange Energy project, aimed at providing solar kits to rural households without access to the national electricity grid.
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Stiegler Hydro Gets EIA Go Ahead in Tanzania
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The government of Tanzania revealed that its findings in the environmental impact assessment study for the Stiegler Gorge hydroelectric plant are conclusive enough to continue to move forward with the project.
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Off Grid and Captive Power Solutions Sustain Investment in Africa’s Energy Sector
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Konecranes launches ECOLIFTING
Thursday, June 14, 2018
World Bank Approves Additional Funds for Moroccan Solar
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The World Bank has approved additional financing of $125 million for the development of Noor Midelt I and II solar power plants in Morocco. These funds include $25 million in financial support from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF).
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Kibo Mining and Termoeléctrica de Benga Partner on Power Plant
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kibo Mining signed a co-development agreement with Mozambique’s Termoeléctrica de Benga for a coal-fired power station. Under the terms of the agreement, the two firms will be responsible for the construction and operation of the plant.
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Wave and Tidal Power: Success Under 10MW
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Rolls-Royce to Deliver Five Greenhouse Projects with New B36:45L Gas Engines
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Winch and iWayAfrica to Deploy Solar Kiosk in Rural Uganda
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Under a pilot program, Winch Energy and iWayAfrica will deploy a remote solar kiosk. The Winch Hub (WH®), with integrated VSAT equipment will provide high-quality and affordable broadband connectivity in Uganda.
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Hamrawein Tender Winner to be Announced
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tigo Welcomes Babu Jain as Chief Operating Officer
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
New Wind Turbines are Even Efficient in Low Winds
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Alelion Moves into New Segment-Electrifies Heavy Vehicles
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Ethiopia Secures Funding for Electrification
Monday, June 11, 2018

Ethiopia secured $375 million in funding from the International Development Association (IDA) for the development of its energy sector.
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AfDB Provides Funding for Kenya’s Geothermal
Monday, June 11, 2018

The AfDB approved a senior loan of $29.5 million and a concessional loan of $20 million from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to Quantum Power East Africa GT Menengai Ltd.
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EPC Tender Goes Out for Mali’s Kenie Hydroelectric Project
Monday, June 11, 2018

Eranove and Envol Africa, through their subsidiary Kenié Energie Renewable, continue the development of this project in Mali with the launch of the EPC for the Kenié hydropower plant.
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BBOXX Signs Pioneering Deal with DRC
Sunday, June 10, 2018

BBOXX signed a pioneering deal with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which will bring reliable, renewable electricity to 2.5 million citizens in the DRC by 2020
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Ethiopia to Regulate Solar Quality
Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Ethiopian government plans to establish national quality standards for home solar installations. This measure aims to regulate the quality of imported equipment, mainly from Asia
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SolarEdge Streamlines PV Design for a Value-driven Solution
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Alesia First PR Agency to Accept SolarCoins
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Alesia Communications, the renewable energy PR & Marketing specialist, will now accept payments in SolarCoins for the delivery of its services. With this move, Alesia Communications takes a strong step forward in fostering the SolarCoin ecosystem.
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Kenergy Renewables Signs PPA
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kenergy Renewables, out of Kenya, signed a 20-year deal to sell 40 MW of PV solar power to state-run utility Kenya Power Co. Kenergy will draw the energy from a solar PV project and sell the electricity to Kenya Power at $0.08 per kilowatt hour
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Sterling and Wilson Win First Large-scale Hybrid and Energy Storage Job
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sterling and Wilson won its first large-scale hybrid and energy storage turnkey EPC contract in Western Africa. The contract is for what could be both the largest battery storage project and single battery installation on the continent.
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Voltalia Signs PPA for 50 MW of Solar
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In Kenya, Voltalia signed a PPA for a 50 MW solar project located in Kopere. The 20-year PPA was signed with state-run utility Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
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Siemens to Deliver One of the World’s Most Efficient Combined Cycle Power Plants
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Highview Power Launches World’s First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
GenCell Energy Unveils World’s First Affordable Off-Grid Primary Power Fuel Cell Solution
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Moroccan Firm Tagged for Solar in Cote d’Ivoire
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Côte d'Ivoire announced the construction of Moroccan firm Korhogo Solaire’s first PV solar plant in the country.
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Zimbabwe’s Parliament Calls for Cancelation of Gwanda Solar Park
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Zimbabwe’s parliamentary energy committee is calling for the cancelation of the Gwanda Solar Power Plant project. The project is to be developed by Intratek stemming from a contract awarded in 2015.
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South Africa to Launch New REIPPP
Monday, June 4, 2018

South Africa is set to launch a new REIPPP round in 2018, possibly by November. The round, which would be the country’s fifth, follows the signing of deals from previous rounds that led to a host of investment in the renewable energy sector.
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Fenix Introduces ‘Fenix Flames’
Monday, June 4, 2018

Fenix International announced a pay-out to employees such as customer service associates, sales managers, chefs, and guards under their unique inclusive employee ownership program in Africa.
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Solar to Power Algerian O&G Facilities
Monday, June 4, 2018

Algeria’s Sonatrach revealed that it plans to deploy more solar projects in the country. However, company chief executive Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour said that renewable technologies would not supplant fossil fuels in importance in the country’s economy.
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World Bank Urges ROC to Invest More in Electricity
Sunday, June 3, 2018

The World Bank is encouraging the Republic of Congo (ROC) to adopt a real national policy in its power sector. The lending group estimates that the investments made by the ROC in the sector are woefully insufficient and need to be increased.
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Uganda to Go Nuclear
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Uganda signed a cooperation agreement with China for the development of nuclear power. Under the terms of the MoU signed with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
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Jubilee to Inject More Cash into Bujagali
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Insurance firm Jubilee Holdings will inject an additional $44 million into Uganda’s Bujagali hydropower plant as part of its diversification into the East African region
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Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex Coming Online in Phases
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant will enable the country to source almost half of its energy needs from renewables by 2020.
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B2Gold Inaugurates Solar Plant
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The B2Gold Namibia gold company inaugurated its Otjikoto solar plant. The plant has a 7 MW capacity and is located in Namibia’s Otiozondiupa region.
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Power Africa Promotes Micro-finance in Nigeria
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid (BTG) team in Nigeria is working with companies to catalyze the market and ensure that off-grid products and services are within easier reach for consumers in rural Nigeria.
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ABB to Equip High-Spec Vessel for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Strong Policy and Falling Battery Costs Drive Another Record Year for Electric Cars
Thursday, May 31, 2018
300+ Firms Blacklisted in Kenya
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

More than 300 firms in Kenya have been blacklisted from energy tenders. According to the East African country’s energy minister, Charles Keter, 350 companies linked to corrupt deals at Kenya Power Lighting Company were blacklisted.
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Nuclear Power for Nigeria
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The proposed plan by the government of Nigeria to construct a nuclear power plant by mid 2020 is seen as a way for the country to provide a cheaper and stable source of electricity at fair pricing to Nigerians.
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India Willing to Loan Funds for Hwange Rehab
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Indian Government expressed that it is willing to extend a $310 million soft loan to Zimbabwe to finance a rehabilitation program for Hwange Thermal Power station.
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Malawi Minister Defends MAREP 8
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Total South Africa Removes Recycling Bins
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
ENGIE Strives to Tackle Africa’s Electrification Challenges
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
BIO4A: the new H2020 Project on Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe Takes Off
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
IBC Solar Partners with SEWT in Morocco
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

IBC SOLAR AG and its Moroccan partner company SEWT sarl (Sun Energy and Water Technologies), have delivered and installed an off-grid PV hybrid system with a capacity of 126 kWp ordered by the National Moroccan Fishery Office (Office National des Pêches – ONP).
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Agreement Signed on Desert to Power Program
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

On the sidelines of the AfDB’s annual meetings, the heads of Africa50, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed an agreement to collaborate on the Desert to Power Program for solar projects in the Sahel.
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DHYBRID Partners with QOS Energy to Monitor PV Hybrid and Energy Storage Off-grid Plants
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
IFAD Vice-President in Kenya to Promote Innovations for Rural Transformation
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
GGGI Partners for Green Growth in Africa
Monday, May 28, 2018

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the African Development Bank and the signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan,
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AfDB Takes Lead in Financial Alliance for Climate Change
Monday, May 28, 2018
Multiconsult Tagged for GET FiT Zambia
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Multiconsult has been selected to implement GET FiT Zambia. The program aims to realize investments in 200 MW of renewable energy.
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Actis to Acquire Stake in Kipeto Wind Project
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Actis LLP aims to acquire 88% stake in the Kipeto wind project in Kenya, according to a Bloomberg report.
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2018 Hydropower Status Report Shows Record Rise in Clean Electricity
Sunday, May 27, 2018

A record 4,185 terrawatt hours (TWh) in electricity was generated from hydropower last year, according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published today.
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Fronius: Cost Effectiveness is Part of the Solar Energy Strategy
Sunday, May 27, 2018
AfDB Achieves Historic Disbursement of $7.81 Billion
Sunday, May 27, 2018
World Bank Provides Solar Funding to 19 West African Nations
Thursday, May 24, 2018

The World Bank will provide 19 West African countries $200 million in funding as part of the Off-Grid Electrification Project (Ropeg). Implemented by Cedeao's Ecreae Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, the initiative will enable the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems for households, utilities and production infrastructure.
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Uganda Receives Funding for Transmission Network
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Uganda will receive €37.1 million from the French Development Agency for the development of its electricity transmission network. The funds will go to finance a project to improve the transmission line of 400 kV connecting 135 km, the cities of Masaka and Mbarara.
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South Korea Signs LoI with AfDB
Thursday, May 24, 2018

The South Korean government has signed a LoI with the AfDB to launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility. Under the terms of the agreement, South Korea will allocate $600 million in concessional and non-concessional loans over a five-year period.
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Solar Impulse Foundation Launches Efficient Solution Label
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Optimized Mounting Systems Assist Mining Sector
Thursday, May 24, 2018
New Power Plant in the Works for Mozambique
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mozambique signed an agreement with Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) for the construction of a 250-MW gas-fired power plant in the northern region of the country.
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AfDB and Korea launch the Korea-Africa Energy Investment Facility
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
SwRI receives $1.2 million from DOE to advance turbine technology
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tender Launched for Selous Hydro Project
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Tanzanian government launched a tender for the clearing of 148,000 hectares of forests in the Selous Game Reserve to build a 2,100-MW hydroelectric plant.
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WGES Summit 2018 to Kick Off in October
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Refugee Camps to Benefit From RE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Refugees in Rwanda’s Kigeme, Gihembe and Nyabiheke refugee camps will benefit from a Rwf10 billion, three-year project to provide affordable and sustainable sources of renewable energy.
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Pioneer of Small Hydro Technology: Kössler Celebrates its 90th Birthday
Monday, May 21, 2018
Court Orders Work Stopped on Kenyan Transmission Line
Monday, May 21, 2018

The construction of the transmission line to the Lake Turkana wind farm has been put on hold by order of a Kenyan court. The work stoppage is in response to a petition filed by Afriscan Kenya Limited,
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SGS Chooses REDAVIA for Ghana
Sunday, May 20, 2018

SGS contracted REDAVIA to implement its first renewable energy project in Ghana as part of its Sustainability Strategy. The company’s Sustainability Strategy is built around four pillars – Professional Excellence,
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Bavarian Parliament Lights Up with Solar
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Securing the Utility’s Most Valuable Resources
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Siemens Wins Award for its South Africa HQ Micro Grid Project
Sunday, May 20, 2018
China Power and GE Interested in Batoka Gorge
Thursday, May 17, 2018

China Power and General Electric want to build Zimbabwe and Zambia’s Batoka Gorge hydroelectric power plant.
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Uganda to Rehabilitate Transmission Network
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Uganda’s national electricity distribution company, Umeme, will invest $1.2 billion over the next seven years in the rehabilitation and expansion of the national electricity grid according to a Reuters report.
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Experts Discuss Need for Energy Access at SEforALL Africa Workshop
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Gulf Energy Enters Clean Coal Tech Agreement with GE for Kenya Power Plant
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tunisia Launches Pre-Qualification Tenders
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has launched a pre-qualification process for renewable projects in the country.
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Kenya to Spend $15 Million to Improve Power Supply in Western Region
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kenya will disburse about $15 million for the implementation of several projects to improve electricity supply in the western part of the country.
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Meetings Held on Gribo-Popoli Construction
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Air Conditioning a Key Driver in Global Electricity Demand Growth
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Global Power Insulator Market will Increase to $1.2 Billion by 2022
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Oxford Parks: A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Voith Opens East Africa Hub
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Voith opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. In doing so the company is highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydropower in East Africa.
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Philadelphia Solar Sees Financial Close for 11 MWp Al Badiya Expansion
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Irbid District Electricity Company and Philadelphia Solar for the 11 MWp expansion of Al Badiya Power Generation,
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Philadelphia Solar Sees Financial Close for 11 MWp Al Badiya Expansion
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After signing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Irbid District Electricity Company and Philadelphia Solar for the 11 MWp expansion of Al Badiya Power Generation
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Finding the Connection for Power Supply in Africa
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
MoU Signed for Solar Panel Factory
Monday, May 14, 2018

The China's GCL Group signed a MoU with Egypt for the creation of a solar panel manufacturing facility worth up to $2 billion.
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Kenya to Help Djibouti Develop Geothermal
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Kenya will provide technical support to Djibouti in the development of renewable energy, mainly geothermal energy. The news was revealed when Djibouti’s president, Ismael Omar Guelleh, paid a visit to Kenya.
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Libya to Receive Assistance from US on Electricity
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Libya will receive assistance from the US in reforming its electricity sector. The Libya Electricity Sector Reform Task Force held its first meeting in Tunisia,
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Zambia to See First Large Scale Solar Project This Year
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Zambia will complete its first large-scale solar power plant in September. With a capacity of 50 MW, the infrastructure is built by Neoen and First Solar as part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program.
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Mauritania to Provide Mali with Power
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mauritania will provide Mali with between 40 and 50 MW of energy to help it reduce its energy deficit. This news was announced by the Mauritanian Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine, after a working session with a Malian delegation.
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Stuttgart to Host International Workshop on CIGS Thin-Film Solar Modules
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Advances in commercially manufactured thin-film solar modules with a semiconductor made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) have been impressive of late. The industry's improvements in recent years will be the marquee topic when international experts convene at the ninth IW-CIGSTech workshop in Stuttgart on June 18, 2018.
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SolarEdge to Acquire Gamatronic, Enter UPS Market
Thursday, May 10, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, announced today that it will enter the field of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) by signing an asset purchase agreement with Gamatronic Electronic Industries Ltd (TLV: GAMT), a technology leader in the field.
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Kenya’s Access to Power Highest in East Africa
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kenya has achieved the highest electricity access rate in East Africa. The growth in access is supported by the accelerated investment in the distribution network and in renewable energy generation.
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ONEE and IDB to Power Sub-Sahara
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In Morocco, the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) signed a cooperation agreement with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the electrification of 33,000 rural households in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Toshiba and RectCo Sign Cooperation Agreement
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. signed a General Cooperation Agreement with RentCo East Africa Limited (RentCo). RentCo is a Private Limited Company that provides structured lease financing solutions either directly to its customers or through vendor finance partnership programs for various business assets across all sectors.
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Access to End-use Technologies Key to Catalysing Mini-grid and Enterprise Development in Africa
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Productive use of energy holds the key to livelihood transformation in Africa’s rural areas. Small industries could improve their production processes and efficiency if they had better access to electricity and technologies.
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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, the total number of people employed in the sector (including large hydropower) now stands at 10.3 million globally, surpassing the 10 million figure for the first time.
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Toshiba and Malawi Sign MoU on Geothermal
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Toshiba signed a MoU with the Malawian Ministry of Energy for the development of a geothermal power plant. Under the terms of the agreement, the two entities will collaborate to set up a plant with a capacity of between 1 and 10 MW.
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AfDB “Disbars” CHINT Electric from Bank Projects
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The AfDB saw the completion of a settlement agreement with CHINT Electric Co., Ltd., a power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor. An investigation conducted by the bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that CHINT Electric engaged in a multitude of fraudulent practices. In bidding for contracts in the context of numerous Bank-financed power projects, the company misrepresented its experience with similar assignments in order to meet qualification requirements.
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AfDB Approves Grant for Nigeria Power Project
Sunday, May 6, 2018

The AfDB approved a grant of $1.5 million to support power project in Nigeria’s Jigawa state. This was revealed by Amadou Hott, VP of the Power, Energy, Climate and Growth department of the bank in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan.
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Rafiki and Trojan’s Microgrid Project Makes Award Finals
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Rafiki Power and Trojan Battery have been named as finalists for the Intersolar Europe’s “The Smarter E Award” for a microgrid project in Tanzania. The winner of “The Smarter E Award” will be announced at Intersolar Europe in Munich on June 20.
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Innovative Solution Supports a New Model of Energy Generation
Saturday, May 5, 2018

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is launching an innovative solution for grid services and virtual power plants, to support a shared energy economy. SolarEdge’s grid services offer aggregative control and data reporting enabling the pooling of PV and storage in the cloud for the creation of virtual power plants. Offering benefits to all stakeholders, the solution will provide utilities with the tools to leverage distributed energy generation systems to more efficiently meet demand. Energy retailers will enjoy protection from price peaks and PV system owners can increase their revenue from joining this new energy economy.
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Zimbabwe to Review Intratek Contract
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Zimbabwe plans to review its contract with local company Intratek for the construction of the 100-MW Gwanda solar power plant, according to a report in The Herald. Josh Chifamba, the executive director of Zesa Holdings, announced a meeting with the company to discuss upcoming changes.
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Humbrella Launched
Thursday, May 3, 2018

China Clean Energy Company, Hanergy Group, launched a solar powered umbrella dubbed “Humbrella”. The innovation, meant to light up African villages and provide a cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution compared to other sources of energy, was launched at an event at the Hanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center, Beijing, China.
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Siemens’ BlueVault™ Energy Storage Solutions Bring Clean, Reliable Power to Offshore Operations
Thursday, May 3, 2018

A clean, reliable power supply is critical for offshore oil and gas assets. Siemens is now applying its extensive electrification experience in the marine industry to offshore oil and gas, with a focus on reducing emissions and risk in particularly unforgiving operational environments. The company’s advanced lithium-ion battery based solution, known as BlueVault™, is suited for both all-electric and hybrid energy-storage applications. BlueVault energy storage solutions are designed to help ensure continuity of power and to minimize carbon dioxide emissions, with an end goal of a low-emissions platform. The battery is designed to maximize life, performance and safety.
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New Thermoelectric Plant for Tunisia
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Kenya Hydro Projects on Hold Due to Security Issues
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In Kenya, the launch of two hydropower projects worth an estimated $627 million are being being delayed due to security issues. The company responsible for carrying out the preliminary studies is suspending operations for security reasons.
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Xina Solar One to Launch in Mid-May
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Abengoa’s third solar thermal plant in South Africa, Xina Solar One, will become fully operational on May 18. The Xina Solar One plant with parabolic trough technology has a total installed capacity of 100 MW with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts.
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KenGen Sees Loan Guarantee
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kenyan power company, Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen), saw the World Bank approve a $180 million loan guarantee for the company. The guarantee will help in long-term commercial financing of up to $300 million to refinance part of KenGen’s existing commercial loans, enhance its credit quality and promote further development of renewable energy in Kenya, according to the World Bank.
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Outlook Mixed for RE Installations in Middle East and Africa Region
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Renewable energy has a mixed outlook in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, due to a reluctance to invest from some countries and an inability to afford renewables in others, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Higher Hub Heights for Wind Energy in North America
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Many wind turbines in the United States consist of a steel tower with an average hub height of less than 100 meters. Yet higher wind turbines are proven to produce higher yields. Max Bögl Wind AG is the market leader for hub heights above 130 meters and recently built the world’s tallest wind turbine with a hub height of 178 meters. At AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 on May 7-10 in Chicago, the company will present its Hybrid Tower system at booth 2340 and showcase its current activities in the North American market.
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Six African Energy Ministers to Feature at 20th Africa Energy Forum
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
METKA Powering Nigerian Universities
Monday, April 30, 2018

METKA Power West Africa signed an agreement with the Nigerian government for the first phase of the Energizing Education program. METKA will provide full EPC services for power generation plants, street lighting and training centers, as well as operation and maintenance services, for four universities.
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Tanzania Asks AfDB to Finance Hydro Project
Monday, April 30, 2018

Tanzania petitioned the AfDB to finance one of its renewable energy projects. The government is looking for financing for its 2,100 MW hydroelectric plant at a World Heritage site.
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A Pioneer Town Reinventing How We Harness Energy
Monday, April 30, 2018

The city of Fort Collins sits along the eastern foothills of Colorado’s Front Range, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Founded as a way station for caravans heading west on the Overland Trail, today it draws pioneers of science and engineering eager to blaze new paths in the energy industry.
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Larson Electronics Releases Solar Powered Explosion Proof LED Strobe Light
Monday, April 30, 2018

Larson Electronics LLC, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the release of a powerful solar powered explosion proof strobe light that features 360-degree illumination and is powered by four sealed lead acid batteries.
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DRC’s Manono Powers Up
Sunday, April 29, 2018

The DRC’s Manono solar power plant is now supplying power to the African nation. The plant went into service in March and produces electricity and supplies a new separate grid established by state-run SNEL.
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Low Energy Designs to Light up Nigerian Streets
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Nigeria’s metropolitan city of Lagos has signed a contract with Britain's Low Energy Designs for the installation of public lighting. The street lights, subject of the agreement, will number 10,000 and cover about 300 kilometers of road.
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Senegal Launches Second Compact for Energy Boost
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Senegal is launching a second Compact to boost economic growth and reduce poverty through the development of its energy sector. The project portfolio envisioned by the Unité pour la Formulation et Coordination d'un Second Compact (Ufc-Mca) has a value estimated at $1.36 billion.
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Energas Technologies to Distribute R Schmitt Enertec Gensets
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Energas Technologies entered into a distribution agreement with R Schmitt Enertec, a German manufacturer of gas engines, generator sets and cogeneration sets, to offer Enertec’s highly efficient power generators to the local South African market.
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Mini-Grid Innovation Lab Launches
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CrossBoundary, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, officially launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab. The Lab, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation is the first R&D Fund for sub-Saharan Africa that focuses exclusively on testing business model innovations in the mini-grid sector.
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iQ Power to Invest in Egypt’s Power Sector
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

iQ Power revealed it is interested in investing $300 million into Egypt’s power sector. The company wants to participate in the construction of power plants with a combined capacity of up to 300 MW.
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50 by 50 Initiative to Bring Hybrid Projects to Somaliland
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Impact PPA and Earth Day Network Impact PPA announced the implementation of the "50 by 50" initiative in Somaliland. The goal of this project is to provide a hybrid solar and wind-powered electrical installation in 50 social-community facilities such as schools and health centers, among others.
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Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise $472 Million in VC Funding
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – April 23, 2018 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2018.
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Royce Bill Strengthening U.S.-Africa Trade Becomes Law
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, the president signed into law the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act (H.R. 3445). The bipartisan legislation, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), strengthens both the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) - key laws in the effort to encourage African economic independence and promote U.S.-Africa trade.
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225 MW of Solar Planned for Guinea
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Indian energy company Avaada Power is ready to build nine solar plants with a total capacity of 225 MW in Guinea. The plants will have power generating capacities of between 5 and 85 MW.
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Wärtsilä’s Flexicycle Plant for Senegal
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wärtsilä signed a contract to engineer, manufacture and deliver a 130 MW Flexicycle plant in Senegal. The Malicounda power project in Mbour is located 85 km from the country’s capital Dakar. The order, booked in March, was placed by Matelec, contractor of the Independent Power Producer MPG (Melec Power Gen) and part of the Matelec Group, based in Lebanon.
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Power Plant for Delta State
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A locally owned power company in Nigeria, Onose Tbea Energy, plans to build a 400 MW gas-fired power plant at Ekrokpe in Delta state. The plant, whose work has already been launched, is expected to deliver its first megawatts of power within 18 months.
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VARTA Storage Top 3 in European Home Energy Storage Systems
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

VARTA Storage Top 3 in European Home Energy Storage Systems According to the EuPD, the company was ranked bronze among domestic storage system providers on the European continent in 2017
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Ampelmann Opens Dedicated Offshore Wind Base in Hamburg
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has opened its first office in Germany, in response to growing business in the offshore wind sector.
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ACF Finalists Named for $7 Million Investment Prize
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, has announced the launch of ACF 2018 (Access Co-Development Facility), the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia. For this third edition, Access has included Asia for energy projects and invite entrepreneurs across both Africa and Asia to compete.
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Ghana Delegation in Silicon Valley
Monday, April 23, 2018

GE recently joined a delegation to Silicon Valley led by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is currently spearheading the country’s digital ...
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Wärtsilä Welcomes Global Shipping’s Pact to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Monday, April 23, 2018
ENGIE and Meridiam Preferred Bidders in Senegal
Saturday, April 21, 2018

ENGIE and investment partner Meridiam were selected by Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulation Commission (CRSE) as a preferred bidder in a tender launched in October 2017 for two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 60 MW.
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Africa Investor and Africa50 to Co-Host African CEO Project Developers’ Summit
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Africa investor (Ai), the international investment and communications group, and Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure platform established by the African Development Bank, will co-host the fourth Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit on June 18 in Mauritius.
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Washington, DC, April 19, 2018 – A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.
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Desertec Not Dead
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Desertec project to export solar and wind energy produced in the Sahara Desert to Europe has been off the front pages for some time, but according to recent reports it has not been abandoned.
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Jirama Plans Hybrid Plants
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jirama, the national utility of Madagascar, plans to install 45 hybrid plants with a total capacity of 65 MW. The infrastructure will operate from a renewable energy source to which diesel will be added for periods of non-availability.
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Building on a Legacy: Introducing the Zayed Sustainability Prize
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus
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New Research Could Literally Squeeze more Power Out of Solar Cells
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Physicists at the University of Warwick have today, Thursday 19th April 2018, published new research in the Journal Science today 19th April 2018 (via the Journal’s First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.
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Building Energy Signs for Wind and Hydro
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Building Energy signed PPAs with South African utility, Eskom, to build, own, and operate a 147 MW wind plant in Roggeveld and a 4.7 MW mini hydroelectric plant in Free State.
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Sonatrach to Focus on Solar
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour, Sonatrach’s CEO, revealed at an industry event taking place in the Algerian city of Oran that the company has plans to focus on solar power with foreign partners.
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OMVS to Launch Construction on Koukoutamba Dam
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) plans to launch construction on the Koukoutamba hydroelectric dam.
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Scatec Solar Mobilizes Funding for Upington Solar Project
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scatec Solar completed the mobilization of financing for the construction of the Upington Solar Power Plant in South Africa.
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BP Sets out its Commitment to a Low Carbon Future
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BP today published a new report setting out its commitment to a low carbon future and to helping meet the dual challenge of providing the increasing energy the world demands while at the same time working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Mini-Grid Association Launches in Africa
Monday, April 16, 2018

The Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (AMDA) announced its official establishment. The trade association -- currently numbering 11 companies, including innovative start-ups and established utilities -- aims to combine private sector innovation
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d.light Raises Funds
Monday, April 16, 2018

d.light successfully raised $50 million in funding from the European Investment Bank, responsAbility Investments, Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA), SunFunder and another mission aligned investor.
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SolarEdge Inverter with HD-Wave Recognized Innovation in RE Award Category
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Building Energy Powers Italian Consulate in Cape Town
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Building Energy donated an off-grid solar PV rooftop power plant with a capacity of 3.12 kwp (DC) to the Italian Consulate in the South African city of Cape Town. The plant, composed
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SolarReserve and Eskom Sign PPA for Redstone
Thursday, April 12, 2018

As part of the South African Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP), a consortium led by SolarReserve and ACWA Power signed a 20-year PPA with Eskom for the Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project.
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Zambia Requests RfQs for Solar Projects
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Zambian government launched a call for qualification (RfQ) for the construction of solar power plant projects with a total capacity of 100 MW.
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Talks on Grand Renaissance End without Resolution
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Talks between the three countries whose water supplies will be affected with the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia met in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan met to resolve differences over the dam Ethiopia is building for a mega hydro project.
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Proparco to Issue Guarantees for Nachtigal Hydropower Project
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Proparco, the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) subsidiary dedicated to financing the private sector, is expected to align itself with the providers of funds or guarantees for the construction of the Nachtigal dam in the Central region of Cameroon.
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Scatec Mobilizes Funding for Upington Solar
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Scatec Solar has announced that it has completed the mobilization of financing for the construction of the Upington Solar Power Plant in South Africa.
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BPC Raises Electricity Tariffs
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Energy consumers in Botswana will be paying more for their power as the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has increased its electricity tariffs by 10%
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Nigeria to Inaugurate 190 Power Transmission and Distribution Projects
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Nigeria’s Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) will inaugurate more than 90 power transmission and distribution projects in the coming weeks.
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Repair Work Begins on Kariba Power Dam
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

French engineering firm Razel-Bec has begun repair work on the Kariba power dam between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Eskom’s Kusile Wet Flue Desulphurization Plant Achieves 93% Removal Rate
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

GE’s Steam Power business successfully completed tests for performance of Unit 1, of the Wet Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant (WFGD) at Eskom’s Kusile newly built plant, the first air quality control system of its kind in Africa.
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Senegal Sees its Lowest-Ever Solar Tariffs
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Engie and investment firm Meridiam were the winners of a tender for two solar PV projects totaling 60 MW in Senegal, seeing record low prices ranging between Euro cents 3.80-3.98/kWh. This was announced by Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission (CRSE).
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Ethiopia Prequalifies Bidders
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ethiopia’s state-owned utility, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), prequalified bidders for its 250 MW solar tender, launched last October.
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New Prime Minister for Ethiopia
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Following the surprise resignation of long-term Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in February, the country’s parliament finally elected a new leader.
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Opposition President for Sierra Leone
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sierra Leone’s All People’s Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara, faced off against Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in March 7 elections
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Inspired Evolution Secures More Commitments for Evolution II Fund
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inspired Evolution has successfully secured a further $35 million in commitments from the AfDB and Swedfund International AB (Swedfund) in a second closing of its Evolution II Fund.
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Infinity Solar to Develop Project in Egypt
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Infinity Solar Company plans to complete a 130-MW solar power plant during the next year under Egypt’s FiT program’s second phase.
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Solar Mini-Grid Companies being Targeted by Commercial Investors
Sunday, April 8, 2018

THEnergy sees the need for shortened due diligence processes and has developed a streamlined approach
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Tunisia Plans RE Projects
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced a series of actions and plans that the executive intends to implement in the coming months aimed at the country’s renewable energy sector. Ten projects are expected to launched as a result.
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Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017
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Zimbabwe Adds More Power
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Zimbabwe’s Kariba South Hydropower Project was inaugurated by the country’s recently installed president, Emmerson Mnangagwa
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Maputo Power Plant Begins Operations
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In Mozambique, the Maputo combined-cycle power plant has started operations, reports Macauhub. "The electricity that will be generated over the next few days will range between 2 and 3 MW,
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ENGIE/Fenix Deal Complete
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ENGIE and Fenix International closed their acquisition agreement. Fenix is the first Solar Home System “SHS” company to join a major worldwide energy company and has already delivered clean,
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South Africa Signs Long-Delayed RE Contracts
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth $4.7 billion with independent power producers. The signing of the 27 PPAs, mostly solar and wind projects, was held up for over two years
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Construction on Tanzanian Hydropower Project to Start
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Construction on Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project in Tanzania is expected to start within three months, according to Minister of Energy Medard Kalemani.
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Ethiopia’s Faith in Grand Renaissance
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The government of Ethiopia has invested more than $56 million in the construction of its Grand Renaissance hydroelectric plant, according to MelesAlem, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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ATI and EIB Launch New RE Fund
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The African Commercial Insurance Agency (ATI) launched a $1 billion fund dedicated to renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa entitled theAfrican Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF).
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Japan and Egypt Sign MoU for PV Power Project
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A MoU was signed between Egypt and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the construction of a PV solar power station in HurghadaHamzi. The infrastructure will have a capacity of 20 MW.
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Tunisia Receives Financing for Electricity Project
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
EU Bank Tags Africa for Off-Grid Solar Investment
Monday, April 2, 2018

The vice president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle announced the signature of $25million in financing with d.light design to strengthen access to energy in Africa via solar kits that do not require a grid,
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Burundi Receives Funding Package for Hydropower
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Burundi is on the receiving end of a $33 million finance package for its electricity sector from the World Bank. The funding was provided through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a member of the World Bank Group.
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Torresol Energy Celebrates 10 Years of Solar Thermal Power Generation
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Sisi Takes Commanding Win
Friday, March 30, 2018
Funding Secured for Guinea’s Thermal Power Project
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tè Power Company, the firm in charge of the construction of the Tè thermal power plant in Guinea, has completed the financial mobilization of the project. The company succeeded in raising the $121 million needed to construct the infrastructure.
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Energy 4 Impact and OVO Partner in Kenya
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Energy 4 Impact, in partnership with the OVO Foundation, is piloting a novel approach to upgrading education and health care services in remote Kenyan communities.
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FixGrid 2018: Schletter Improves Their Bestseller for Flat Roofs
Thursday, March 29, 2018
LINDA DOR Tags REDAVIA for Solar
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

LINDA DOR Hospitality Group, operating rest stops, restaurants and lodges in the Eastern Region of Ghana, chose REDAVIA to implement its first solar farm for its group of companies. LINDA DOR is on the verge of uncovering the power of solar energy whereby the REDAVIA solar farm seamlessly complements electricity from the national grid, improving reliability and lowering cost.
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Orange to Expand African Solar Footprint
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

At the Africa CEO Forum, French telecom operator Orange made known its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators. The company already provides a service offering rural populations access to solar energy in the DRC and Madagascar.
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Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to Explore RE Collaboration and Investment
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 March 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Waste-to-Energy for Ghana
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In Ghana, Armech Africa Limited, a designer and manufacturer of modern industrial processes, will build a waste-to-energy power plant in Tema. The plant will generate 60 MW of energy, through the incineration of the 3,000 metric tons of waste generated daily in the country.
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Abu Dhabi to host first-ever Green Business Summit 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The first ever Green Business Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. The Summit will focus on the effect of economic growth on the natural environment, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),
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Mozambique Secures Funding for Rural Energy Access
Monday, March 26, 2018

The Belgian government has earmarked €12 million for Mozambique to support the expansion of access to energy in rural areas.
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Sierra Leone Presidential Run-off Delayed
Monday, March 26, 2018

Sierra Leone’s High Court Justice, A. R. Mansaray, has placed an injunction delaying a presidential run-off election scheduled for March 27. The delay is so further investigation into reported corruption can be conducted as well as a review of the electoral system itself.
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Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa?
Monday, March 26, 2018

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is possibly the most rigorous green building certification programme and sustainable design framework in the world. Developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) with the mandate of leading transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, the Living Building Challenge standard raises the bar for sustainable development globally.
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Is LBC a reality for South Africa?
Monday, March 26, 2018

As a seasoned green building practitioner, Marloes Reinink of Solid Green Consulting believes that the LBC can, and should, be implemented in local projects. She says, “We are so excited to be working on two residential projects in Cape Town that are registered to be Full Living Buildings under the Challenge.”
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Living Building Challenge Shares the Message
Monday, March 26, 2018

In 2016, Reinink signed up to become South Africa’s first ambassador for the Living Building Challenge. She says, “The role of an ambassador is to the spread the word about the Challenge in your country. This work keeps me motivated and realistic that there is still a long way to go in terms of greening the built environment.
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Heriot-Watt Working with Yale to Split the Cost of Hydrogen Power
Monday, March 26, 2018

The high cost and low efficiency of producing hydrogen from our most abundant energy source, sunlight, is being tackled by scientists at Heriot-Watt University.
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Elections in Egypt Get Underway
Monday, March 26, 2018

On March 26, the polls in Egypt opened giving Egyptians three days to cast their ballot for president of the North African nation. Abdul Fattah el-Sisi, the sitting president, faces off against relative political unknown Moussa Mostafa Moussa. The election is expected to be little more than a formality extending el-Sisi’s presidential mandate another five years.
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Sustainable Hydro Projects can enter IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Off Grid Breakthroughs and Challenges
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Masdar Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Shams 1
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Construction Launches on Acciona Energia Solar Projects in Egypt
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Acciona Energia launched construction of three solar power plants in Egypt with a combined capacity of 150 MW. The $180 million project is being
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Wave Energy Plant for Ghana
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ghanaian renewable energy company, TC Energy, announced that Seabased, which specializes in converting sea waves into electricity, has been awarded the supply
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Ketraco to Begin Transmission Line Construction
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Kenya Electric Transmission Company (Ketraco) plans to begin construction of an auxiliary high-voltage power transmission line for the coal-fired power plant to be located north of Lamu City in July.
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Russia to Aid Sudan’s Nuclear Ambitions
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sudan’s nuclear power ambitions just received a boost with the signing of a deal with Russia. The two countries signed a new agreement on the use of civilian nuclear power.
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Japan Loans Kenya Money for Geothermal
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Kenyan government signed a $94-million loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for investment in the Olkaria I geothermal power plant rehabilitation project.
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Off Grid Energy Power up Latest Fleet of Electric Delivery Vans for UPS
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Egypt: Lahmeyer Lends Expertise for World’s Biggest Solar Park
Thursday, March 22, 2018

In January 2018, Lahmeyer International started a photovoltaics project as owner’s engineer for Alcazar Energy, a Dubai-based independent developer of renewable energy facilities. The project includes the construction of four 50 MW photovoltaic plants within the Benban Solar Park project in Egypt.
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Burkina Faso Home of World’s Largest Hybrid Plant
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wärtsilä delivered the world’s largest solar hybrid power plant in Burkina Faso. Wärtsilä was selected by the global renewable energy independent power producer Total Eren SA and African Energy Management Platform (AEMP) to build a 15MWp solar PV plant that shall generate and deliver energy to Iamgold Essakane SA at its gold mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso.
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Siemens Leads the Waste-to-Energy Conversation in South Africa
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Burkina Faso Commissions Hybrid PV Plant
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The 15 MW hybrid PV plant at the Essakane Gold mine in Burkina Faso was officially commissioned by the country’s president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
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A World First RE System Inaugurated in Denmark
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The vision to set new standards for cost-competitive renewable heat and power production became a reality today with the official opening of a revolutionary green energy facility in Denmark.
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ETW Energietechnik Delivers the First Combined Heat and Power Plants
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Togo Secures Funding for Solar Plans
Monday, March 19, 2018

Following its participation in the summit of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), that took place in India, Togo secured $40 million in funding for a rural electrification project using PV solar kits.
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North Backbone Project Receives Grant
Monday, March 19, 2018

The AfDB issued a $74 million grant to Burkina Faso to finance the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Togo-Burkina Faso electricity interconnection project.
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AfDB Undertakes High Power Sector Mission in Nigeria
Monday, March 19, 2018

The AfDB has undertaken a mission to hold further discussions on Nigeria’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) with several stakeholders in Abuja.
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Funding Secured for Namibian Solar Farm
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Alten Africa secured $50 million from Standard Bank of South Africa and Proparco for the construction of the Mariental solar power plant in Namibia.
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IFC and MIGA Refinance Bujagali
Sunday, March 18, 2018

The boards of directors of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), subsidiaries of the World Bank Group,
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BBOXX Takes Part in Fastest Crowdfunding Ever
Sunday, March 18, 2018

The world’s largest crowd-investment platform for off-grid solar energy has raised €1 million in less than a month. The crowdfunding initiative is a collaboration between TRINE,
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Raza Hasnani appointed Head of Infrastructure Investments atAfrica50 Project Finance
Sunday, March 18, 2018
German Giants E.ON and RWE Make Mega Deal
Sunday, March 18, 2018
NAPTIN Begins Training 545 Power Workers
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In Nigeria the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) began the training of 545 power utility workers across West Africa. NAPTIN used 300 technical and non-technical employees of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Lagos.
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Chinese Bank Grants Guinea Funds for Hydropower
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Exim Bank of China has granted Guinea $1.3 billion in financing for the construction of the 450 MW hydropower dam in Souapiti. "The signing of the financing agreement will take place soon,
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Algeria to Export Electricity to Libya and Tunisia
Thursday, March 15, 2018
N-Sea Reinforces UXO Expertise with Scottish Power Renewables Campaign
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Global Energy Transition Must Accelerate to Thwart Climate Change
Thursday, March 15, 2018
First Benban Power Station Inaugurated
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Egyptian authorities inaugurated the first power station at the Benban solar complex, having entered into the operational phase in December 2017
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Ghana Announces Solar Plans at ISA
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ghana has targeted setting up 200,000 solar power plants to serve households, businesses and public infrastructure,according to President Nana Akufo-Addo.
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Congo Energy Named Distributor of BEKA SCHRÉDER in DRC
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Econet to Invest in Zimbabwe Solar
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Zimbabwe, the mobile operator Econet aims to invest $250 million into a solar energy project. The initiative, which the company says will create 5,000 jobs, will provide solar power to industries, businesses, and households.
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AfDB Partners with International Solar Alliance
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The AfDB, in a major boost for its Light up and power Africa initiative, entered into partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa.
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Angola Leads the Way in Chinese Investments
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Angola has attracted the most investment from China in Africa in the field of energy infrastructure since 2000. According to a study by American University of Boston, China has injected more than $34.8 billion into energy infrastructure on the continent over the past 18 years, with $8.9 billion of this going to Angola.
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iQ Power and MFZ Sign MoU for Libyan Solar
Monday, March 12, 2018

iQ Power Inc. and the Libyan free-trade economic zone, Misurata Free Zone (MFZ), signed a MoU that will lead to the development of renewable energy projects.
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Siemens Signs Long-term O&M Contract in Sudan
Monday, March 12, 2018

Siemens has been contractedto provide long-term maintenance and O&M advisory services for two Sudanese power plants. According to the company this builds on its commitment to support the energy infrastructure in Sudan.
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Innovative Hybrid Solar System to be Presented at Congressional Showcase
Monday, March 12, 2018
German Solutions for Renewable Energies in Japan
Monday, March 12, 2018
SAWEA Celebrates Resumption of REIPPPP
Sunday, March 11, 2018

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is celebrating the energy minister, Jeff Radebe’s, confirmation that the country’s renewable procurement program will resume.
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Mini Grids Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa to be Boosted at Nairobi Summit
Friday, March 9, 2018
Funding Approved for Zambia’s RE Program
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Members of the Green Climate Fund (GFC) approved the first AfDB funding proposal for Zambia's renewable energy program. The GCF decided to provide a $50-million loan in addition to a $2.5 million grant.
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Power Plant Breaks Ground in Sierra Leone
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Globeleq, along with CDC Group plc (CDC) and TCQ Power, celebrated the start of construction of the 57-MW Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone.
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Investors Greenlight Mozambique’s Mocuba Solar Plant
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Scatec Solar, KLP Norfund investments and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have completed the financial mobilization of the largest solar power plant in the country..
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Rural Electrification Mini-grids to Become a Huge Energy Storage Market
Thursday, March 8, 2018
ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Algae Biofuels Program Targets 10,000 BPD by 2025
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Voith to Modernize Wanjii Hydropower Plant
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Voith is now extensively modernizing the Wanjii small hydropower plant in Kenya. The company is replacing the plant's turbines, generators, control technology as well as the electromechanical equipment.
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CBN Considering RE Investments
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is currently considering investments of about $5 million in the renewable energy sector for Nigerians who are not connected to the national grid.
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USAID and Power Africa Conclude REEEP in Nigeria
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Burkina Faso Launches ERD-ZIGO
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Angolan Government Secures Loan for Lauca Hydro
Monday, March 5, 2018

The Angolan government has approved an additional loan of €247.8 million from Standard Chartered Bank for its energy sector. The funds will be used to finance the construction of an electrical transmission system that will be associated with the Lauca hydroelectric plant.
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World Bank Offers Guarantee for Nachtigal Dam Project
Monday, March 5, 2018

In order to facilitate the mobilization of funding for the construction of the Nachtigal Dam in the Central Region of Cameroon, the World Bank plans to make available a guarantee of $300 million, in order to reassure the financial potentials.
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Masdar to Install RooftopSolar PV Systems at Khazna’s Masdar City Facility
Monday, March 5, 2018
IFC’s VP for Middle East & Africa in Algiers to Help Unlock Private Sector Potential
Monday, March 5, 2018
Six Selected for Final Bid on Madagascar Solar
Sunday, March 4, 2018

As part of the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program, six candidates have been selected in the final phase for the construction of a 25 MW solar plant in Madagascar.
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Ruwais Power Plant Shuts in 210 MW
Sunday, March 4, 2018

The General Electricity Company in Libya (GECOL) revealed that the main power transmission linesconnected to the Ruwais power plant were cut as a result of the strong winds in the Western Mountain.
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Eskom Secures $2 Billion in Funding
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Eskom, South Africa’s state-run power utility, signed a $2-billion short-term credit facility with a consortium of seven local and international banks.
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ExxonMobil to Join Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance on Climate & Energy Project
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Chevron Issues Second Climate Report for Investors
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Nigerian RE Academy Launched
Thursday, March 1, 2018

In Nigeria, Asteven Group officially launched the first sub-Saharan Renewable Energy Academy in the country. Students of the academy will be trained green vendors, service providers
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USAID and ECREEE Begin New Partnership
Thursday, March 1, 2018

USAID and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) held a signing ceremony to mark the beginning of a new partnership to enhance renewable energy development in West Africa on February 9.
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Framatome Completes Purchase of a Schneider Electric Division
Thursday, March 1, 2018
ABB Microgrid Supports Jamaica’s Transition to Renewables
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Norway’s Katapult Accelerator Picks-Up Exponential Technology Startups
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Solar Success in Rural Senegal: “Seize the Obvious”
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wärtsilä Signs Agreement with Geita Gold Mining
Thursday, March 1, 2018
BBOXX Aids Togo’s CIZO Initiative
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The government of Togo’s energy access initiative has received a significant boost following the completion of a pioneering debt finance deal worth $4 million. The deal is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa as it unlocks locally raised capital to deliver a government project aimed at improving quality of life of its citizens.
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Voith Offers to Rehabilitate Lagdo Dam
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Voith has made an offer to the government of Cameroon to carry the rehabilitation of the 72-MW Lagdo dam.
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Tanesco Signs PPA with Kibo
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tanesco signed a $500 million power purchase agreement with mining company Kibo. The mining company will supply the power grid with 300 MW of energy that will be produced from the Mbeya power station.
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Siemens Gamesa Signs an Agreement to Supply up to 1 GW in Turkey
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
World’s Highest Hydraulic Head in Underground Energy Storage Plant
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Nigeria Launches Taskforce on Renewable Energy
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A taskforce has been formed in Nigeria aimed at promoting renewable energy. The Decentralized Renewable Energy (DER) solutions taskforcewas recently inaugurated in Abuja according to a This Day report.
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USAID Develops RE Curriculum in Egypt
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In Egypt, USAID partnered with the Ministry of Education, have developed a new curriculum aimed at helping over 300 technical school students in Aswan and Hurghada to specialize in renewable energy and prepare them for employment in Egypt’s promising solar and wind power sectors.
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Number of Electric Cars Rises from 2 to Over 3 Million
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Masdar Supports UAE Drive for Top Global Innovator Honors
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Hybrid Power Hire Awarded SafeHire Certification
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Uganda Forms Partnership with UK on Solar
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Uganda set up a partnership with the UK to accelerate universal access to energy through solar power. The partnership between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Uganda will be implemented through the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA).
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Sonelgaz Works on Transmission
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Algeria’s Sonelgaz has set up a 10-year program (2017-2027) that will allow the installation of 34,000 km of electricity network and 300 electricity stations,
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Generating Solar Power at 2,300 Meters Above Sea Level
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Kpep Hydropower Feasibility Studies Progressing
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cameroon’s Kpep Hydropower development has been split into three phases. Phase I includes the feasibility studies which are progressing, according to Joule.
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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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