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climate competence centre WASCAL

West African Climate Competence Centre taking shape

The modern new building will house West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use's research and data centre and the graduate school for scientific data management at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.
Nuclear energy Nigeria

Nuclear energy at the centre of Russia-Nigeria cooperation

The Russian Federation has begun deliberations with the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) to discuss their collaboration in the area of peaceful use of nuclear power.
energy transition

Driving the energy transition in West and Central Africa

As countries look to increase their energy generation capacity it is critical to look at flexible commercial and technical solutions that incorporate a mix of thermal and renewable resources.

Power generation capacity of Nigerian food company to be modernised

Flour Mills Nigeria, Nigeria’s oldest and largest food and agro-allied company, has set out to modernise, extend and improve power generation for their captive power plant.
solar rollout

Burkina Faso to access clean energy through innovative joint venture

Two million people in Burkina Faso will have access to clean energy through an innovative joint venture between Bboxx and Geocoton. This is a major feat for Burkina Faso where only 5% of its rural population has access to energy.
hydropower capacity

Côte d’Ivoire secures $34 million for hydroelectricity project

Côte d’Ivoire has secured $34 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, which will go towards building a 44MW hydroelectricity generation plant. The new plant will be developed by an IPP.

MyJouleBox secures funding to accelerate renewable needs in Benin

EDFI ElectriFI has invested a total of $2 million split (under the Benin Country Window funded by the European Union) for $600,000 into equity alongside Gaia Impact Fund and for $1.4 million into convertible notes together with Triodos Investment Management.
Nigeria minigrid

Nigeria: Innovative financing and minigrids connecting thousands

CrossBoundary’s project financing structure has enabled PowerGen to develop a portfolio of 28 distributed renewable energy systems and secure $9m in construction financing from Oikocredit, Triodos Investment Management, and EDFI ElectriFI.
Mobile solar energy storage

Mobile solar energy storage unit developer gets a $1.4 million grant

Battery and energy storage firm, AceOn has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst 8 Fund to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit.
green bond Green Climate Fund

Nigeria adds another green bond to the market

FMDQ Securities Exchange Ltd has listed the NSP-SPV PowerCorp PLC Series 2 Green Bond, adding another green bond to Nigeria energy market.

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