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Kenyan bank to disburse IFC loan to SMEs affected by COVID-19

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya has secured a $50 million loan to support SMEs, who have been affected by the economic challenges of COVID-19.

Umeme earmarks $15.2m for two power projects in Mbale district

Umeme is investing $15.2 million into two major power projects in the Mbale district to improve power supply quality and reliability in the region.

Kenya Power customers can pay for electricity using Bonga Points

Kenya Power has partnered with a mobile network operator, Safaricom, to enable its customers to pay for electricity through Bonga Points.

Tailored training for Ugandan financial institutions and SMEs

IFC has partnered with UBA to train financial institutions and SMEs in Uganda to help them build financial strength in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Power wheeling

Kenya invites advisors to develop guidelines for transmission lines

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company invites consultants to indicate their interest in providing technical assistance for public-private partnerships in transmission lines.

Tender: Expression of interest for 3 mini-grids in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps has put out a call for expression of interest to design, build and operate solar mini-grids at three refugee camps in Ethiopia.

Geothermal power plants can also come in small sizes

With the introduction of Geoportable, Toshiba ESS has made it possible to construct a small-scale geothermal plant on as little as 250 square metres.

East Africa: Home of the mini-grid revolution

In this exclusive interview with Aaron Leopold, CEO of the Africa Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA), highlights that mini-grid companies are providing the power and have the difficult task of fitting a square peg into a round hole.

Ethiopia breaking ground in geothermal vision

Although Ethiopia is heavily reliant on hydropower generation, government plans to exploit 1,000MW of geothermal potential by 2030.
Open Africa Power programme

Micro-Grid Academy in Kenya to expand training capacity

RES4Africa Foundation and the East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will expand the Micro-Grid Academy in Kenya.

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