rural electrification

Africa Electrification

Africa’s power industry – insights in 2020

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.
Smart cities africa

FUTURE CITIES INTERVIEW: COVID-19, data, and government

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.
Bangladesh electrification

Bangladesh secures $200 million loan to boost electrification

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a $200-million (€179 million) loan to Bangladesh to increase access to electricity and improve service efficiency in the capital of Dhaka and the country’s western zone.
Africa renewable energy

Scottish investors power £15 million in African solar & a wee...

More than 200 Scottish investors have contributed to the £15 million invested since 2017 to help African communities gain access to clean energy, and boost efforts in the fight against climate change.
Bangladesh renewable

Bangladeshi government: Partners sought for rural renewables

The Bangladeshi government is bidding for more partners to take part in its “Taka” programme, which aims to bring renewable household electricity, street lighting and cooking stoves to every off-grid community in the country.
fossil fuels

ENGIE achieves milestone of 4 million off-grid connections in Africa

ENGIE Africa has announced that it has connected 4 million customers in Africa owing to its operations in the off-grid energy sector in the region.
Burundi solar

“Global village” brings utility-scale solar to Burundi

Work has begun to develop a 7.5 MW solar field in Burundi
video

India: power for all almost accomplished… Now for the energy transition

Renewable integration, e-mobility, and the future of the Indian subcontinent’s energy transition. These were the subjects under the intense scrutiny of the POWERGEN India and Indian Utility Week advisory board.
Kenya energy storage

Clean energy sustainability ahead for Kenya’s grid thanks to storage

A new partnership has been unveiled aiming to expand clean energy accessibility and tackle unsustainable battery waste in Kenya by repurposing old battery packs.
USDA

USDA announces $858 million in rural electricity funding

The USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states. The loans will finance smart grid technologies

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