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Ed’s note: The new heyday for coal in the energy transition

Sometimes referred to as black gold, coal dominates power markets globally but can it survive an energy transition and disinvestment?

Optimised energy management delivers efficiency at Fekola gold mine

Wärtsilä’s GEMS has been involved in the optimization of energy management to deliver sustainable at Fekola gold mine in Mali.
MIGA issues $26m in guarantees supporting Escotel Mauritius

MIGA issues $26m in guarantees to Escotel Mauritius’ solar investment

MIGA guarantees will support the provision of electricity to telecommunication network sites in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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New dealers appointed by Cummins in North and West Africa

Cummins has appointed 11 new dealers as in-country representatives in North and West Africa. The firm conducted training virtually due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Starsight to expand hybrid solar for C&I in Nigeria and Ghana

Finnfund and Norfund have doubled West African energy provider Starsight’s senior debt facility from $10 million to $20 million.
Liberia: Storage facility to be powered by solar-hybrid system

Liberia: Storage facility to be powered by solar-hybrid system

InfraCo Africa has signed an EPC contract with Liberian contractor BMC Group to enable construction to commence on the Liberia Inland Storage Facility project.
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USAID West Africa Trade Hub encourages growth in strategic sectors

Request for Expressions of Interest in private sector grants of between $100,000 and $500,000 in Cabo Verde co-investment programme is underway. Deadline for submission is 31 March 2021.

Solar company closes $38m investment to serve C&I clients

Hybrid solar power solutions provider Daystar Power announced a Series B investment of $38 million enabling it to serve C&I clients in west African countries.
Eskom wins case to cut electricity supply to non-paying customers

Nigeria: Confusion about the latest electricity tariffs increase

NERC confirms that the tariff has been increased but it explains that prices have not been hiked by 50% as stated by media sources.
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Battery rental for off-grid users in West Africa gets a charge

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has invested $1,364million (£1million) into a renewables-powered battery rental company targeting off-grid communities in West Africa.

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