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.

Engie’s Grand Bara solar project gets approval from Djibouti government

The Djiboutian government has approved and validated the Grand Bara solar photovoltaic power project in the Council of Ministers meeting held on 18 May 2020.

Virtual AUW highlights: Investing in green SMMEs

The fifth session of the Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa live webinar series looks at how to attract investment opportunities for South African SMMEs working in the green economy.

Virtual AUW highlights: Revenue management best practices

The session explored revenue collection capabilities, as well as efficient and equitable use of available cash resources in the post COVID-19 landscape.

Virtual AUW highlights: The water sector has delivered

The live webinar focused on “WASH as first line of defense against COVID-19: unpacking the African water sector response” formed part of the first ever Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa that took place from 11-15 May.
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Gambia wins World Bank aid to reform energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million grant to help The Gambia improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors.

Virtual AUW Highlights: CEOs talk financial health of utilities post-pandemic

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa CEO Forum session took place on Thursday 14 May 2020 and explored the financial recovery strategies utilities can employ in the post-COVID world.

Virtual AUW & POWERGEN highlights: Africa’s Energy transition

Day two of the Virtual AUW webinar session focused on the energy transition in light of the financial havoc created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual series underway: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa

Due to popular demand for information, expert opinion and connections with your peers and customers, you can now register to attend any of the ten virtual sessions.

Clean Technology Fund injects $10m into Ethiopia’s geothermal capacity

The Trust Fund Committee of the Clean Technology Fund has extended a $10m concessional senior loan for the development of the Tulu Moyo Geothermal Power Plant project in Ethiopia.

COVID-19, Climate change and Africa’s energy future

"COVID19 has demonstrated what could happen when nations unite around a common cause," says Dr Anthony Nyong, Director: Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank.

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