Africa

. All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation across Africa, including electrification projects, renewable energy uptake, energy transition news in Africa and utility announcementsTenders, power purchase agreements, and energy auctions from sub-Sarahan Africa, West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Madagascar will also be included in this section.

startups

New partnership targets startups for global energy reform and decarbonisation

RMI has formed a new alliance with investment firm Emerald Technology Ventures to accelerate decarbonisation and the global energy transformation.

Doosan Skoda steam turbine starts landmark journey to Japan biomass plant

The first steam turbine in history from the Doosan Škoda Power in Pilsen headed for Japan has left the gates of the production plant and successfully arrived at the Port of Hamburg.

Cameroon launches expression of interest for gas thermal power plant

Cameroon has launched a call for expression of interest to pre-qualify partners for the study, construction, and operation of a gas-fired thermal power plant under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement in Limbé.

Future Energy East Africa to go ahead as virtual event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of this long running regional conference and exhibition have decided to cancel the live event that was scheduled to take place from 1-2 September in Nairobi.
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Iberdrola joins new ‘Race to Zero’ global alliance

Iberdrola has joined the Race to Zero alliance, an initiative established to achieve an emissions-neutral global economy by 2050.
floating solar

Floating solar industry partners for world’s first verified practice

A joint industry project with 14 stakeholders within the floating solar PV sector to develop the first recommended practice for floating power projects.

‘Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa’

Exclusive interview with Aaron Leopold, CEO of the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA). He is also part of the speaker line-up and advisory board member of Future Energy East Africa in September in Nairobi.

Acquisition deal expands global availability of renewable energy insurance

Tokio Marine has acquired renewable energy projects insurance firm GCube to create a new centre of excellence.

Hydro is key to expanding West Africa’s power grid flexibility

A new study has mapped the potential of solar-wind-water strategies for West Africa, a region where power grids are anticipated to greatly expand in the coming years.

Madagascar’s Sahofika hydropower scheme to get €4m loan

The project entails the construction of a 205 MW hydroelectric power plant on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis.

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