Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Sudan to Complete Juba Power Grid by March 2020

$289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed

The Ministry of Energy and Dams is currently working on the rollout of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of Juba grid project; $289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed. The plant…

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Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens supports Ghana’s transformation trajectory

Supporting Ghana’s goal of sustainable industrialization

Addressing energy and infrastructure challenges in Ghana; ensuring job creation and skills development of youth in Ghana; supporting Ghana’s goal of sustainable industrialization Siemens (Siemens.com) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges, while contributing to the Governments…

Source: ENGIE |

ENGIE / NAREVA consortium will build a 120 MWp solar power plant in Gafsa, Tunisia

The consortium will be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the 120 MWp Gafsa photovoltaic power plant

The consortium led by ENGIE (https://www.ENGIE.com/) and NAREVA has been declared preferred bidder for the construction of the Gafsa photovoltaic power plant, which was launched as an international tender by the Tunisian Ministry of Mines and Energy and STEG (Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz”). The consortium will be…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population

The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org) has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund reaches final equity close with partner contributions

The African Development Bank is the fund’s anchor sponsor with a $30 million contribution, and $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) has reached a final equity close with $59 million in committed equity capital and $36 million debt facilities, to support innovative, off-grid energy access companies. The final close, reached on 18 November 2019, was made possible through a $15…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

What will it take for 2020 to truly be the year of Gas in Nigeria? (By NJ Ayuk)

Naming 2020 the year of gas for Nigeria has a really nice ring to it, but marketing alone will not cut it

By NJ Ayuk “The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has declared 2020 as the year of Gas for the Nation”, the news piece started. What amazing news! And certainly long overdue. As it seems, Nigerian officials have finally taken the cue. As I have…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Sudan: African Development Bank approves $21.783 million grant for roll out of solar-powered irrigation

The project meets the Sudanese government’s renewable energy and poverty reduction objectives as well as the Bank’s High Five and Energy Sector Policy

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors (AfDB.org) has approved a grant to the government of Sudan to accelerate the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country’s West Kordofan and North Kordofan states. The project will enable farmers’ adoption of renewable energy technology through the installation of 1,170 photovoltaic…

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One of Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

Once complete, the project will add 46 MW of clean energy to the local power supply

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. Initial site works have begun in Nkhotakota, and construction of the first phase is targeted for completion by March 2020. Once complete, the project will add 46 MW of clean energy to…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Burundi: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) grants $1 million to support innovative solar-hydro hybrid project

The innovative hybrid design is anticipated to regularize the power output during dry and wet season and mitigate power shortfalls caused by climate change

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/2tk3Zjd) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9-MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi (https://bit.ly/2EnEK1M). The project consists of two plants, each featuring a solar and a hydro component as well as a local distribution network…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Madagascar: African Development Bank Approves Guarantee of $100 Million to Hydro-Power Project, to Benefit Over 2 Million People

Upon completion, the project will generate 1,570 GWh of renewable power annually

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) has approved a Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) of $100 million to support the Sahofika hydro-power project in Madagascar, which will add 205 MW of renewable energy generation capacity to the national grid, benefitting over 2 million people. The Bank’s support…