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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles to Review the Country’s Renewable Energy Target Following the President’s Return from the World Future Energy Summit

On the margins of WFES, the President had the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces

The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, returned from his first World Future Energy Summit (WFES) yesterday, which was held in Abu Dhabi from the 16th to the 19th January. The WFES, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use…

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    • Michael Fichtenberg of Gigawatt Global greets Burundian dignitaries and the diplomatic community in a festive groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for the company's second African solar field
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Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country's generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by…

EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Amidst the wait for US foreign policy decisions, proactive energy sector leaders from Africa get set to return to Washington DC for EnergyNet’s 3rd Powering Africa: Summit this March

The Summit is supported again by Power Africa, the U.S. government interagency created to establish 60 million new household and business connections by 2030

The annual Powering Africa: Summit (www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com) returns to Washington DC this March providing a platform for Africa’s energy sector stakeholders and developers to engage multilaterals, global investors and technology providers. The meeting will present backbone energy and infrastructure projects to the most proactive partners. The Summit in 2016 welcomed 620…

Source: UK Export Finance |

UKEF supports GE Oil & Gas contract with major energy project in Ghana

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has announced that it will provide $400 million in support for a GE Oil & Gas contract with Ghana's Offshore Cape Three Points Project

UKEF is supporting a GE Oil & Gas contract worth US $850 million the contract will support jobs in the Aberdeen and Bristol areas it is the first time a European export credit agency has supported a financing structure of this kind, and is UKEF’s first direct loan for a…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Danny Faure at Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

This event is dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure will be participating in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from the 16th to 18th January 2017. This event is dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency…

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ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to discuss opportunities for West African collaboration on energy projects: Côte d’Ivoire, 26-27 January 2017

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to take place in January 2017 to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region

Cross-border co-operation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States. As one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Côte d’Ivoire is a popular entry point for African and international companies seeking to invest in the region, as well as harbouring…

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    • (L-R) Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50; H.E. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, Deputy Governor of Jigawa State; Terje Pilskog, Executive Vice President, Scatec Solar; Børge Brende, The Norwegian Foreign Minister and Mark Davis, Investment Director, Norfund (2)
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New Investors join Scatec Solar to develop the 100 MW Nova Scotia Solar Project in Nigeria

With an estimated investment of USD 150 million, a production of 200,000 MWh of electricity per year and 120,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided annually, the Nova Scotia solar plant will help Nigeria rapidly increase its generation capacity

Scatec Solar (www.ScatecSolar.com) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Africa50, an African Infrastructure Fund sponsored by the African Development Bank and more than 20 African States and Norfund (the Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries), securing investment into the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Dutse…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region

A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia and in the Middle East and North Africa was awarded the $1 million 2016 Energy Grant from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affair (UN-DESA), it was announced today.   The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by…

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action

It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action

The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his…