Benin Electricity Distributor to pilot mini-grid systems in Edo State

Benin Electricity Distribution Company plans to pilot a mini-grid project in Edo State to reduce dependency for power supply through the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Eskom: Generation head tenders resignation

On Monday, Eskom’s Group Executive of Generation, Thava Govender, tendered his resignation and will leave the parastatal at the end of the month.
Green Climate Fund

Blended finance to help 200m households gain electricity access

AfDB’s Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation, Wale Shonibare said: "We are looking to connect 200 million households to electricity – 75 million of those will be off-grid."
energy efficiency

China joins forces with IEA to boost its energy efficiency goals

The IEA and the People’s Republic of China have set a framework for collaboration on activities and projects to accelerate progress on energy efficiency, both in China and around the world.
climate change

IFC partnership assists developing countries with climate change solutions

IFC and Finland will through the partnership identify and develop innovative projects to be supported by their blended finance for climate programme.

East Africa’s regional integration plan approved

The African Development Bank has approved the East Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) laying out the roadmap for accelerating regional integration.
renewable energy sector

Eaton sparks women empowerment in Africa’s electrical sector

“Through various initiatives, we aim to also improve the level of gender representation in the South African operation, as more than half the population of this country is female,” said Kane.

Energy access initiative kicks off in Kenya

In a bid to increase energy access for the poorest, the 20-month pilot will test new approaches for linking cash transfer beneficiaries with...
energy storage

SolarEdge to acquire battery solutions company

Global smart energy technology provider, SolarEdge, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in battery solutions company Kokam. Headquartered...

Alphabit injects funds into local solar development projects

South African-based solar micro-leasing marketplace provider Sun Exchange, has received a $500,000 seed investment from Alphabit, a multi-million dollar hedge fund. The investment highlights Alphabit’s support of...

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