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Finding workable solutions for Africa to address climate change

Energy experts from a variety of sectors gathered on the Enlit Africa digital event roundtable Heading to COP26 to discuss what they want should happen at the UN Climate Change meeting.

Is the centralised electricity system to blame for Lagos supply problems?

The Lagos State Government has raised concerns over the country’s inefficient and over-centralised electricity supply system, resulting in the state’s residents generating over 4,500MW through the use of generators.
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Considering new energy path to viability for African utilities

The report A New Energy Path to Viability for African Utilities outlines the strategic considerations for African utilities to create a path towards sustainability as their way of business shifts completely.

Two African start-ups win the Startup|Energy Award

A total of 46 East African start-ups applied for the Energy Camp and only five were selected to participate in the Energy Camp and be entered into the finale.

Nigeria: Meter manufacture calls for decentralised national grid

"Why do we continue to have a single grid that binds all of us together?" asks the Chairman of Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company in Nigeria, Kola Balogun.
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WEF whitepaper highlights funding as key to energy transition

“The entire continent remains vulnerable, but this whitepaper offers a view on what are viable financing options that exist today for clean energy sustainability and equitable recovery for all of Africa,” states Chido Munyati, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum. 
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Revolutionising e-mobility in Africa one bike at a time

The potential of micro-mobility through motorbikes and three wheel vehicles to supercharge Africa's e-mobility sector lies in collaboration, yet at the same time requires more participants to really get going.
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Report identifies reforms to end energy poverty in Ethiopia

The Catalizing Investment for Energy Access: Making the Case for Change report identifies policy and financial barriers to investment in Ethiopia’s off-grid solar market with a view to end energy poverty.
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AMDA and Zambia REA to collaborate on energy access efforts

The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) and the Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding around promoting minigrids and decentralised utilities for rural electrification.

Deal signed to address deforestation via remote sensing technology

Albo Climate and Tembo Power announced a strategic partnership to develop carbon offsets for avoided deforestation projects in sub-Saharan Africa.