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GE Announces the Successful Completion of the Open Cycle of the Azito Phase IV Power Plant, Generating Approximately 8% of Ivory Coast Current Installed Electricity Capacity

GE has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the Sub-Saharan Africa region

GE (www.GE.com) and Azito Energie S.A. celebrated the start of operations of Azito’s Phase IV simple cycle power plant in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, making Azito power plant the largest gas power plant in the country to date; the plant will add 180 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the Ivory Coast…

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    • The support of the African Development Bank to ECOWAS will improve access to energy in the 15 countries of the West African region.
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ECOWAS: African Development Fund Approves $2 Million Technical Grant to Boost Electricity Reforms

The grant from the African Development Fund will go to the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (https://bit.ly/3HXs6GI) on 24 June approved a technical assistance grant of $2 million to fund research that will contribute to electricity reforms in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The grant from the African Development Fund — the concessional window…

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    • Providing affordable clean energy access to rural communities in Uganda
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Access to Reliable and Affordable Off-Grid Energy to be Transformed Across Benin under New EIB – ENGIE Energy Access Initiative

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a EUR 10 million loan to support the deployment of 107,000 high-quality solar home systems to Benin

Scaling up off-grid solar power model for transforming rural energy access across Africa; EIB (www.EIB.org) financing to improve access to access to electricity for 643,000 people; Local currency financing to accelerate PAYGO solution for affordable green energy Households, smallholders and entrepreneurs in remote locations across Benin will be able to…

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Uganda: Investor for processing fuel from cassava, Members of Parliament impressed

MPs were thrilled that the company is producing ethanol from cassava that will mainly be used in cooking reducing the pressure on forests through charcoal burning and firewood collection

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry have commended Bukona Agro Processors Ltd, a local investor in Nwoya district who is processing cassava into fuel. MPs were thrilled that the company is producing ethanol from cassava that will mainly be used in cooking reducing the pressure on…

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    • ‘Fossil Future’ Author Alex Epstein Makes Strong, Fact-Based Case for Fossil Fuels’ Ongoing Importance (By NJ Ayuk)
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‘Fossil Future’ Author Alex Epstein Makes Strong, Fact-Based Case for Fossil Fuels’ Ongoing Importance (By NJ Ayuk)

The African Energy Chamber has spent years making a case for the vital role natural gas has to play in eradicating energy poverty

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Energy expert Alex Epstein is convinced that when presented with the facts about fossil fuels’ positive impacts — not to mention their potential to improve the quality of life for billions of people in the developing world — even the “keep…

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    • Solar panels on PowerGen’s mini-grid at Dukugi, Niger State, Nigeria, financed by CrossBoundary Energy Access, March 2022. Credit: PowerGen
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CrossBoundary Energy Access Raises $25 Million from ARCH, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund to Finance Solar Powered Mini-Grids in Africa

CBEA’s blended finance approach creates a new model for funding rural electrification in Africa, bringing renewable electricity to one million people once the target $150 million is fully deployed

CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA) (www.CrossBoundary.com/Energy-Access) will deploy a total of $50 million in capital to its near-term pipeline of solar mini-grid portfolios.CBEA plans to deploy $150 million to bring clean energy to one million people in Africa. Supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Number Seven (SDG7), Affordable and Clean Power…

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Top 5 Green Energy Projects to Watch in Mauritania

As Mauritania leads in west Africa’s green energy transition, significant investment is being made in hydrogen, solar and wind energy developments

With a 38% share of renewables in its electricity mix and a 50% target by 2030, Mauritania is a top regional performer in the race towards low carbon power. Not long ago, the nation only had a 35% renewables target for 2035— and yet amidst its further development potential of…

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Africa’s Wind Energy Industry Expected to Diversify as Interest to Harness the Continent’s Wind Grows

So far, only Morocco, Egypt, and South Africa have been truly successful in harnessing their wind potential and attracting private capital to set up wind parks

Outside of a limited number of countries, wind turbines have remained a rare sight in Africa. But this is not for lack of potential. In 2020, a study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) found that continental Africa possesses an onshore wind potential of almost 180,000 TWh/annum, enough to satisfy…

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GE Leads Industry Discussions on Africa’s Energy Future at Enlit Africa Conference

GE has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the Sub-Saharan Africa region

As Africa balances its need for more access to power with the global drive for a just transition to a clean energy future, a combination of renewables and gas power on the continent could lead to significant emissions reduction while delivering reliable, affordable, and sustainable power.  Although approximately 600 million…

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    • Julian Maurice-Williams, Chief Financial Officer at the Chariot Energy Group
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Chariot Energy’s Industry-Led Energy Transition

With a change of management during the pandemic, we’ve switched up our portfolio, embracing gas developments as a stepping stone to zero carbon power and going further with green hydrogen and renewable projects

Energy, Capital & Power (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com) spoke with Julian Maurice-Williams, Chief Financial Officer at the Chariot Energy Group about Africa’s energy transition, the respective roles of renewables, green hydrogen and natural gas therein, and the need for investment and policy support. Chariot is in the business of transitional energy. What does this…