Countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will expand access to grid electricity to over one million people, enhance power system stability for another 3.5 million people, and increase renewable energy integration in the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP).
Winch Energy, an off-grid utilities provider, is looking to raise up to $2.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Business and markets
“It is important that the right of developing economies to policy space and sufficient time to achieve a just transition be respected,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the G7 Leaders' Summit.
Request for Information, open to private and public organisations, published by the Western Cape Government for renewable energy projects that will develop into new generation capacity in the region.
Transmission and Distribution
The governments of Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and the Niger Republic have put together the final touches to the execution of a planned $570 million transmission line which runs across the four countries.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed the announcement by President Ramaphosa to lift the threshold for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW.
The IHA's 2021 status report shows that installed global hydropower capacity rose by 1.6% to 1,330GW over the past year but is falling short.
“The country is in the throes of an energy crisis and the importance of the discussions at Enlit Africa this week have been punctuated by loadshedding.”
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa today announced the increase of the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW.
"Africa could become a net exporter of energy, particularly in terms of green hydrogen development".