Microgrid powers Somaliland’s port city using world-class tech

To improve the energy supply, solar PV power plants are being built in Somaliland to supplement existing generators but this development poses major challenges for the power grid, which is now being addressed through a smart microgrid.
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EIB approves $95 million for geothermal power in East Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved $4.9 billion financing for renewable energy, clean transport, COVID-19 recovery, social housing and education. Of this amount, $95 million will be allocated to the East Africa Rift Geothermal Project.

Somalia: Energy firm tackles solar power transition

A solar photovoltaic power plant, recently commissioned by BECO, a private electricity supplier, is now operational in Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu.

Somalia clears arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group

Arrears on loans owed by Somalia to the African Development Bank Group have been cleared following the payment in full of $122.55 million by the governments of the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Somalia and WB Group rebuild financial relations after 30 years

The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors has moved toward normalising its relations with the Federal Government of Somalia after thirty years.
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Local flair transforms clean energy funding in Somalia

Guled Wiliq, the CEO and founder of Power Offgrid Somalia paints a picture of how solar energy is imporoving electricity access rate.

AfDB funds road and water supply projects in Somalia

AfDB signed two grants for $28.8 million for road and water supply projects to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost resilience.

World Bank evaluates Somalia’s vibrant mobile money market

Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3-4%, according to the third Somalia Economic Update compiled by the World Bank. Titled...

Somalia unveils project to improve municipal infrastructure delivery

The government of Somalia in association with the World Bank launched the flagship infrastructure project in Somalia.  The Somali Urban Resilience Project (SURP), worth $9...

Somalia: UN office seeks proposals for solar energy enterprises

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Somalia office solicits proposals for solar energy enterprise development in Mogadishu, Kismayo and Baidoa. Any proposal submitted will...

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