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"Increasingly utilities are able to streamline their operations by centralizing activities into smaller numbers of systems."
Researchers from the University of Sheffield are delivering affordable, clean energy to remote communities in Sierra Leone as part of a pioneering new project.
The World Bank Group and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), have pub-ished a joint report that examining a range of financing solutions for delivering off-grid solar electricity to more than 840 million people still living without access to reliable power.
An emergency relief fund to provide healthcare organisations on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa with reliable power has been awarded to a solar home system provider, Lumos.
Perhaps more than in any other global region, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development remains tied to sustained growth in the power sector. The anticipated economic gains of the 2020s will depend in large part on bringing electricity to over 600 million people in the region that currently lack it, writes Steve Chakerian, a senior analyst at smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group.
This article looks at the adoption of advanced metering infrastructure in Africa and explores factors driving and hindering rollout of the technology as well as how the solution is helping utilities in the region to address critical energy challenges.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.
EIB is providing EUR9 million to support the implementation of a clean energy project that will benefit people in the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.
Senegal has inaugurated the first large-scale wind farm in West Africa.
Azuri Technologies has launched its Brighter Lives Initiative, aimed at bringing more rural women into the off-grid solar sector.
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