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Siemens Gamesa works through COVID challenges to help feed 250MW of clean energy to South Africa’s grid

Siemens Gamesa has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close to one third of market share

109 wind turbines installed in Kangnas and Perdekraal wind farms with a combined capacity of 250MW; Both projects represent one of the first ‘Bid Window 4’ wind farms to feed power to South Africa’s national grid; Siemens Gamesa (www.SiemensGamesa.com) has installed over 850MW of wind power in the country, close…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

African’s welcome United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office Germany (UNIDO ITPO) OFF-Grid Expo + Conference Digital with a focus on energy poverty

The exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply

OFF-GRID Expo + Conference 2020 (www.Off-Grid-Expo.com) hosts its first digital edition in partnership with UNIDO ITPO Germany and Alliance for Rural Electrification for a two-day trade event; the exclusive digital event aims to cover off-grid solar, wind turbine, and hydropower systems and independent power supply; attendees can look forward to…

Source: CrossBoundary Energy |

CrossBoundary Energy fully exits first fund at 15% net internal rate of return (IRR), raises $40M to continue to scale financed solar for businesses in Africa

$40M of new funding enables the scaling of CrossBoundary Energy’s commercial & industrial solar services to provide many more African businesses with access to cheaper, cleaner power

CrossBoundary Energy (www.CrossBoundary.com/Energy) is currently operating or delivering $57M in assets, serving 20 customers across 8 countries in Africa, including more than 40MW of fully financed solar PV and 10 MWh of battery storage projects; transaction provides an exit for initial investors at 15% IRR and provides a powerful proof…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Harnessing Geothermal Energy in Africa

The ARGeo conference is expected to come up with recommendations on various issues affecting the geothermal energy development in East Africa

H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, spoke today at the opening session of 8thAfrican Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C8) organized by the Government of the Republic of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union Commission, UNEP, Kenyan Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the Geothermal Association of Kenya…

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) supports USD67m solar plant in Malawi to fill a critical energy gap

This is the 2nd renewable energy project supported by ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), designed to cover the late-payment risks of publicly owned power utilities

COVID-19 has highlighted the extent of the critical energy gap in Africa, where diversification is needed to ensure more stable and broader energy access; Malawi’s USD67 million Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant, backed by an international consortium, is expected to set a regional standard and considerably reduce the country’s energy deficit;…

Source: 350.org |

Are African Development Bank (AfDB)’s financing policies climate-friendly? (By Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel)

The twin crises, COVID-19 and the climate emergency, have made it clear, even for global financial institutions, that we must seize this moment to transform

Authors*: Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel With the climate crisis threatening over half of the global GDP, there can be no business-as-usual when the world begins to plan for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship with nature by…

Africa Energy Forum
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Africa Energy Forum and AFSIA celebrate winners in 15 categories during the AFSIA Solar Awards 2020

The winners of the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards 2020 were unveiled during first-of-its kind online event

The inaugural AFSIA Solar Awards, organized in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef) (https://www.Africa-Energy-Forum.com), culminated in a grand show streamed online on 29th October. During this ceremony, the winners of 15 categories were unveiled and celebrated. More than 130 entries were submitted across the different categories from all over…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

UK companies explore energy opportunities in the Egyptian market

Egypt is the largest non-OPEC oil producer in Africa, as well as the continent’s second largest natural gas producer

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT), in partnership with the Scottish Development International (SDI) organised the first virtual energy event to explore business opportunities for UK-Scottish companies in Egypt’s transition to net zero, as part of UK’s endeavour to support Egypt in its energy reform program. Egypt is the…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

Should countries fire sell their oil & gas assets? (Dr. Victoria R. Nalule and Dr. Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu)

No, energy transition does not mean a total ban on fossil fuels

By Dr. Victoria R. Nalule and Dr. Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu of the CEPMLP, University of Dundee address the misconceptions surrounding the continued role of fossil fuels in the energy transition era. Does the energy transition imply a total ban on fossil fuels and should countries fire sell their oil &…