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. 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.

Water and energy sectors prepare for Africa’s largest virtual event

During the weeklong webinar series, attendees will be able to engage with speakers and fellow attendees through an exclusive virtual matchmaking digital tool.

MIGA backs Djibouti’s first utility-scale wind project

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency has issued guarantees that will support Djibouti’s first utility-scale wind project.

Hydropower at risk as Lake Victoria sees record water levels

Lake Victoria’s water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century posing a threat to the country’s hydropower plants.
Covid-19 the ‘biggest shock to energy system’ in decades says IEA

COVID-19 the ‘biggest shock to energy system’ in decades says IEA

The Covid-19 pandemic is the “biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

COVID-19 emergency support package to electrify health centres in Africa

An emergency relief fund to provide healthcare organisations on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa with reliable power has been awarded to a solar home system provider, Lumos.

JUMEME’s solar mini-grids to power Tanzania’s COVID-19 efforts

JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania co-funded by the European Commission, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Program” to support the Tanzanian government...

Côte d’Ivoire’s Azito power plant expansion attracts investment guarantees

Building on nearly two decades of World Bank Group support for Côte d’Ivoire’s energy sector, MIGA has issued guarantees for the Phase 4 expansion of the Azito combined cycle gas-power plant.
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Wartsila wins $1m funding for hydrogen Power-to-X project

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has secured $1m funding from Business Finland for an ambitious hydrogen research project.

IRENA and AU partner to boost Africa’s COVID-19 response

The African Union has partnered with the International Renewable Energy Agency to advance renewable energy in Africa to bolster the region’s response to Covid-19.

POWERGEN Africa and African Utility Week goes virtual in May

The organisers of African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa have announced that a free, virtual conference will take place in May.

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