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energy challenges

Siemens and GRIDCo to address Ghana’s energy challenges

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges.

CEMAC zone secures $213m for development projects

The Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Central African States has approved financing of integration projects of $213m for the CEMAC Zone.

Nigeria: Ministry appoints new CEO to drive Rural Electrification Agency

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) of Nigeria, ushered in the New Year with a newly appointed Chief Executive Officer under a cloud of suspicion.
JinkoSolar

JinkoSolar empowers a women led solar project in Gambia

JinkoSolar delivered 501,3kW of high-efficiency modules for the biggest solar hybrid project in Gambia to empower the Medical Research Centre of the Gambia.
Mali

Nigeria Electrification Project commissions first solar mini-grid

REA has facilitated the commissioning of a solar hybrid mini-grid power plant in Rokota Community, which falls under the Nigeria Electrification Project.

Togo secures its first IPP-developed utility-scale PV plant

A 50MW solar PV project in Togo, under a 25-year PPA, is expected to be commissioned in 2020 with a planned production of nearly 90,255GWh per year.
Distributed energy. Solar power

Desert to Power Initiative gains momentum in Burkina Faso

AfDB has approved $54 million loan to the government of Burkina Faso for the Yeleen solar plant, which forms part of the Desert to Power Initiative.
Digital Economy

Findings of World Bank’s Nigeria Digital Economy Diagnostic Report

The World Bank Group launched its first Nigeria Digital Economy Diagnostic Report during an eSummit hosted by the government on 28 November.
scaling solar programme

Côte d’Ivoire joins the World Bank’s scaling solar programme

Côte d’Ivoire has joined the World Bank’s Scaling Solar programme, a package of transaction structuring advice to support solar energy projects.
buildOn and GE Steam Power

buildOn and GE Steam Power master breaking illiteracy in Senegal

GE Steam Power and buildOn volunteers traveled to Kaolack, Senegal recently to help break ground and lay down the foundations of the school.

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