Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Mauritius-India: Joint E-inauguration of Social Housing Units and E-launch of the Civil Service College/8MW Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Farm projects

Mauritius would have never been able to implement projects of such great magnitude in such a short time without the support and assistance of the Government of India

The Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Shri Narendra Modi, who intervened live from New Delhi, proceeded, this afternoon, with the E-inauguration of 956 Social Housing Units and the E-launching of the Civil Service College (CSC) and 8MW Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) Farm projects.  In Mauritius, the official ceremony…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE launches Etihad 7 program to fund renewable energy projects in Africa at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022

The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million people by 2035

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) today announced the launch of Etihad 7 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022. Etihad 7, a UAE-led innovation program, is dedicated to securing funding for renewable energy projects in Africa. The program aims to supply clean electricity to 100 million…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Halt new Umeme investments-Energy Ministry

Okaasai said that as Ugandans demand for electricity infrastructure, that has got an impact on the final buyout of Umeme, there is a need to watch out for new investments made

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has recommended the halting of new investments by energy distributor, Umeme ahead of the expiry of its 25year concession in 2025. The Minister of State for Energy, Hon Sidronius Okaasai Opolot said this during a meeting with members of the Committee of Environment…

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Orange and Engie Join Forces to Convert the GOS, Orange's Main Data Center in Africa, to Solar Power, Helping to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in Côte d'Ivoire

The GOS is one of the components of the Orange data center network in Africa

The GOS (Groupement Orange Services) is a resource-pooling entity for the 18 Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) subsidiaries (www.Orange.com), which provides pooled hosting and infrastructure operation services, service platforms and IT to all the subsidiaries. The data center was built in 2016 in Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, on a…

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ENGIE Equatorial inaugurates game-changing Lolwe Mini-Grid in Uganda

Most advanced mini-grid in Africa sets a new benchmark for the future of energy access on the continent

Fully integrated clean energy multi-utility, from electricity to rural service delivery; Aligned with a sustainable, green and blue economy; Business model centered around productive use of energy; Life-changing impact for the local population; Most advanced mini-grid in Africa sets a new benchmark for the future of energy access on the…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

MPs asked to review electricity, water tariffs

The MPs who received the petition said that although the concerns raised by the organisation were key, they needed to make it evidence-based and not simply a narration

The Gateway Research Centre, a non-profit organisation has asked Members of Parliament to review the electricity and water tariffs saying it is greatly affecting the growth of businesses. The organization led by Susanie Nannozi  Ggoobi, the Executive Director, states that the Parliament of Uganda and Cabinet should discuss with the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s SEFA to provide $1 million in support of Botswana’s energy transition

Through its support for the further development of the renewable energy generation sector in Botswana, the project also contributes to the Mega Solar initiative

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (bit.ly/3JQ7ilg), managed by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), has approved a $1 million grant to facilitate Botswana’s transition to clean energy. The technical assistance project supports the Government of Botswana in closing critical gaps in policy, regulatory and legal frameworks, which were identified…

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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Commissions TRANSCO CLSG Interconnections in Bo and Kenema, Switches on 225 kV Power Line

The CLSG Project is a multinational investment operation and is financed by 4 donors namely, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the KfW and the African Development Bank

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has officially switched on the Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea, CLSG, Electricity Interconnection line at Teloma to bring power to south and east of the country. For the specific case of Sierra Leone, the project involves the construction of approximately 530km, 225 kV power line…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) |

AMISOM sets up solar system for police station in Kismayo

The solar system, set up by AMISOM, is a Quick Impact Project, procured with funding from the Government of India to support law enforcement activities and boost security

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has handed over a solar lighting system to Dalhis Police Station in Kismayo as part of efforts to build the capacity of the Somali Police Force. The solar system, set up by AMISOM, is a Quick Impact Project, procured with funding from the…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

U.S.-Zambia Partnership Set to Boost Rural Electrification

Five-year cooperative agreement expected to spur economic development through increased access to reliable and affordable electricity

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed an agreement with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International to support widespread electrification and economic development in rural communities in Zambia. The $5.3 million Zambia Electric Cooperative Development Program launched November 16 as part of…