Research and Development
On World Environment Day (June 5 2021), climate experts warn sustainable incomes for rural communities are key to protecting the planet.
Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed an MOU in a public-private partnership with the DRC's public utility SNEL to upgrade the Inga II hydropower plant.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) offers a compelling opportunity for investment in off-grid solar, a new market review signals.
Independent power producer Tembo Power Holdings recently appointed Bertrand Rochecouste Collet, a former senior technical director at Zutari (previously Aurecon), as a managing director in charge of its engineering division as of 1 June 2021.
Finance and Policy
The MIGA guarantees will support the African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 (AIIF3's) investments in Bboxx’s central and east African subsidiaries delivering decentralisation products and services.
Transmission and Distribution
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343km, 400kV central-south transmission line.
Business and markets
The World Bank will add $22,5million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Project to support the development of the stand-alone solar product market in West and Central Africa, with a dedicated effort to include countries from the Sahel region.
Pursuing Inga 3 will be much more expensive for South Africa compared to domestic wind and solar generation, writes the International Rivers.
Getty Kasole founded the startup SolAfrica Corp and works as a senior technical advisor for Power Africa Off-grid Project DRC. She is featured as a leader in The African Power & Energy Elites 2021.
To achieve climate agreements, and meet its growing energy demands, Gabon is approaching energy planning through a different process.