Finance and Policy

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illegal power connections

Kenya Power intensifies ploys on illegal power connections

Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal power connections and curb theft of electricity, starting out in Nairobi.
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Training grant set to mobilise Africa’s natural resource sector

The African Development Bank has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues.
energy access

Targeting energy access in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

A Swiss impact asset manager, responsAbility in partnership with financiers have announced the first close of its new energy access fund.

How to contribute to achieving SDG 7, a new year’s resolution

Ed's Note: Join ESI-Africa's editor in her New Year's resolution to "keep the UNDP's SDG 7 at the heart of all I aim to achieve in 2020".

AfDB adds seven FIDIC documents to its project finance bidding

FIDIC has granted the AfDB licence to refer to seven FIDIC contracts for projects they finance, which can form part of the Bank’s bidding documents.
energy policies

Shining the spotlight on the success of India’s energy policies

A new report lauds India’s energy policies, highlighting that the South Asian country has avoided 15% of additional energy demand.
Pumped Storage Hydro

Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project acquires technical assistance grant

Work on the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project will proceed following the approval of an $9m grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform.
Solar power market

5 Reasons for investors to heed solar power market growth

The solar power market is developing so rapidly that industry installations in the last decade have exceeded even the most aggressive projections.
IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

IRENA/ADFD Project Facility advances to seventh cycle

$105 million has been allocated for eight renewable energy projects in developing countries in the seventh cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.
Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza

Eskom chairman resigns as network stays constrained

Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza has taken accountability for the power utility's failure and tendered his resignation on Friday, 10 January 2020.

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