Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s SEFA grant to support first Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) in East Africa

The Super ESCO, to be run by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, will develop and implement energy efficiency projects for both the public and private sectors

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/39fnc7x) has announced a $1 million grant to support the government of Kenya to create a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO). The Super ESCO, to be run by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, will develop and implement energy efficiency projects for both…

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AMEA Power Commissions 50MW Solar Power Plant in Jordan

The project was awarded following the second round of Jordan’s renewables feed-in-tariff (FiT) programme

AMEA Power (https://AMEAPower.com) announced the commissioning of its 50MW solar power plant in Jordan, the company’s second operational renewable energy power plant in the country. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the commercial operation date (COD) was officially achieved on September 1st 2021. Following the commercial commissioning of AMEA Power’s Abour wind…

Source: Embassy of the United States in Algiers, Algeria |

The United States Supports Electricity Modernization Project in Algeria

USTDA’s assistance will also create opportunities for GRTE to benefit from cutting-edge American technologies as it embarks on its planned grid upgrades

The United States government has awarded a technical assistance grant to Algeria’s transmission system operator, Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), to modernize its electricity grid, which will help Algeria transition toward renewable energy. “We are proud to support this opportunity to not only bolster the bilateral relationship…

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African Energy Chamber to Participate in the Ninth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa: Committed to an African-Centric Climate Mitigation Strategy

African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk has confirmed his attendance and participation at the Ninth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, where he will drive a strong discussion on the need for an African-focused and adapted climate mitigation strategy

African Energy Chamber  (www.EnergyChamber.org) Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk will attend the Ninth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) in Cabo Verde on the 13th – 17th of September 2021 where he will contribute to and drive a collaborative discussion on what a just energy transition looks like…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

AMISOM connects Bakiin Police Station to solar power to ensure uninterrupted policing

The solar projected had been specifically installed at the Bakiin Police Station due to its strategic location at the entrance of Baidoa town

Bakiin Police Station in Baidoa on Monday, September 6, 2021, received a major boost to effective policing when the entire office switched to a solar power supply system that will provide interrupted electricity and enhance security in the area. The police station, located seventeen (17) kilometers on the outskirts of Baidoa…

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GE energizes Africa’s first ever fully digital high voltage substation

Substations not only supply electricity to the homes, but also manage the power flowing into the grid from various renewable energy sources

This flagship project is part of Senegal’s national electricity company Senelec’s (www.Senelec.sn) transmission and distribution grid expansion, reinforcement and reliability enhancement program to be completed by VINCI Energies West Africa; Substations not only supply electricity to the homes, but also manage the power flowing into the grid from various renewable…

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The AEC Emphasizes Africa’s Position on Climate Change Mitigation at the OPEC-Led Ministerial Roundtable Discussion

Speaking at the first-ever OPEC Ministerial Roundtable discussion on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, African Energy Chamber advisory board member, Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, emphasized Africa’s energy needs and the approach needed for climate change mitigation that ensures energy poverty eradication

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held the first ever virtual Ministerial Roundtable Discussion on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development on Monday 6 September 2021, in which ministers, senior officials, high-level decision and policymakers and industry experts led a strong discussion on the key issues and opportunities surrounding global…

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Installation of 27 Transformers Starts as at JHNPP Takes Shape

Supervisory and consultancy work by the government through TANESCO and Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS) is also going on well to make sure that the project is completed on agreed time

Installation of 27 transformers which will increase transmission voltage of the electricity produced by the turbines from 15 kilovolts to 400 kilovolts at the Julius Nyerere Hydro Electric Power Project (JHNPP) has started. This was revealed by Resident Engineer John Mageni from Tanroads Engineering Consultation Unit (TECU) during a recent…

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UNDP and SEforALL Team Up Towards Affordable Energy for All in the Sahel

Over 51 per cent of the Sahelian population – some 175 million people, do not yet have access to electricity

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announce a new partnership to unlock public and private investments towards affordable and sustainable energy access for all people in Africa, particularly in the Sahel. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the United Nations headquarters in New York,…

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Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm Blows in a New Wave of Green Investment for the MSGBC Region (By Charné Hundermark)

Senegal’s first wind project is strengthening the region’s position as a renewable energy leader, with MSGBC Oil, Gas, & Power 2021 anticipated to drive further investment in the region

By Charné Hundermark, Southern and East Africa Editor In addition to world class energy developments taking place within the oil and gas industry, Senegal is making moves to exploit its significant renewable energy resources, positioning the Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry (MSGBC) region as a globally competitive…