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Off-grid energy access regulation approved by Mozambican government

Mozambique joins its neighbouring countries by putting in place the Regulation for Off-Grid Energy Access, which will provide greater clarity for all stakeholders in the sector.
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Ed’s note: The revolution is in full swing, don’t be left behind

When industry giants, with decades of experience under their belts, take steps to give their business a facelift, you know things are afoot. What the impact will be, I could not guess.
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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.
Kenya Rural Village Energy Solutions

Interrogating Kenya’s draft minigrid regulations

Currently, minigrids in Kenya are regulated under the Energy (Electricity Licensing) Regulations 2012, but this framework does not directly address the nuances of minigrid development. 
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Kenya: EPRA invites insights into their energy regulations for 2021

The Energy and Regulatory Petroleum Authority (EPRA) has developed the Energy Regulation 2021 and now invites input from industry stakeholders over the proposed regulations aimed at spurring minigrid investment.

AfDB approves grant to kick start Desert to Power programme in Africa

The African Development Bank, through its Desert to Power initiative and a $6 million grant, is expected to transform the Sahel by tapping into the region’s abundant solar potential.
AMDA Jessica Stephens

JESSICA STEPHENS: Electrifying Africa with AMDA

Being appointed CEO of the Africa Mini-grids Association earlier this year felt very much like a natural transition for Jessica Stephens in her quest to bring make electricity available to all.
Twaake 2.0 Umeme Uganda Power for All

Ed’s note: How to make a minigrid business model fit for purpose

The minigrid business model – as fitting as it is in its endeavour to provide clean power – alone is not a best-case solution.
minigrid Mokoloki Village Nigeria RMI

Minigrid business model shows utility & developer can collaborate

Successful deployment of Nigeria’s first rural commercial undergrid minigrid model shows power developers and utilities can work together.
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$1 million commitment from SIMA fund to electrify Kenyan communities

Social Investment Managers and Advisors LLC (SIMA) and Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, today announced a partnership to electrify rural communities in Kenya underserved by conventional utilities.

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