Researchers from the University of Sheffield are delivering affordable, clean energy to remote communities in Sierra Leone as part of a pioneering new project.
Israeli mini-grid company Aquarius Engines have announced a mass rural electrification partnership with Nokia to provide minigrids in remote areas of the Philippines, and other Asian countries currently without grid-fed or off-grid power.
Africa's first focus should be electrification and the continent's economic growth, not to undermine the urgent efforts undertaken globally, but because the continent isn't the cause of the climate emergency. However, the lowest contributor to harmful emissions is also the most threatened if climate change goals aren't met.
African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa may have been postponed to November 2020 but due to popular demand for information, expert opinion and connections with your peers and customers, you can now register to attend any of the ten virtual sessions.
Lithium-ion energy storage specialists SimpliPhi Power has partnered with non-profit Footprint Project to supply and deliver a clean energypowered microgrid field hospital for the Matamoros migrant camp in Mexico on the US border to power the camp’s first mobile medical ICU to treat COVID-19 patients.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to improve access to sustainable energy, bolstering the Asia-Pacific region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finance & Investment
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.
Policy & Regulation
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.
Exclusive interview with Anton Cartwright, a researcher at the African Centre for Cities and a featured speaker in the Future Cities track at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November.
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