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New minigrids give free power to Sierra Leone clinics

From the start, the Moyamba project has been designed to have the widest positive impact on people, not just through providing free power to hospitals and clinics.
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EEP Africa launches latest portfolio of clean energy investment

EEP Africa has launched a new cohort of 26 clean energy projects which promote productive use of energy and circular economy.
Vodacom installs new solar-powered sites

Northern Cape boasts SA’s highest number of clean energy projects

The 55MW Boikanyo Solar plant in the Siyancuma Local Municipality is the latest clean energy power plant to commence commercial operations in the Northern Cape.
Kenya Rural Village Energy Solutions

Exploring multi-sectoral uses of minigrid power for all in Kenya

InfraCo Africa and Rural Village Energy Solutions are committing $8 million to support scale up of Kudura Power East Africa that includes pilot delivery of street lighting and water pumping.
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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.
Uganda Umeme Twaake 2.0

Uganda: Integrated energy approach to create energy for all

A newly launched Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot project unites distributed renewable energy companies in Uganda to provide centralised and decentralised technology clean power solutions.
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Benin gets World Bank funds to scale up energy access for all

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200million in International Development Association (IDA) funding for Benin to improve access to electricity services for households, businesses and basic public services.
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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.

A splash of triumphs – editor’s column

The journal that you’ve been following for years, or newly discovered, is quietly celebrating twenty-five years in the industry.
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Productive use of energy: Enhancing green growth

EEP Africa outlines, through various business models, that for energy access to stimulate economic development, it needs to be combined with efforts to develop productive use and income generation opportunities in rural communities.