Countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will expand access to grid electricity to over one million people, enhance power system stability for another 3.5 million people, and increase renewable energy integration in the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP).
Finance and Policy
New grant and loan funding from the European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) is expected to improve access to clean and affordable energy to West Africans in Guinea and Mali.
“Not only focusing on the bottom line but also incorporating softer, strategic goals clearly paid off,” says Laura Cornish, Editor-in-Chief, Mining Review Africa.
Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy.
One of the world’s largest off-grid solar-storage hybrid projects under construction in Mali is about to include solar forecasting into its system.
PASH Global has acquired a 49.9% share in A solar PV farm project in Mali being developed by independent renewable energy power producer Akuo Energy.
Resolute Mining has partnered with Aggreko for the development of a new hybrid modular power station at the company’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali.
Mali invites tenders for realisation of two PV plants at Saye and Sarro with a unit capacity of 1.3 MWp with a BESS storage system (1.5MW-2MWh in VRB).
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