East Africa

Africa’s e-mobility needs to expand charging infrastructure

The number of electric vehicles in Africa could increase significantly if only charging infrastructure could keep up with market interest. Strides in micro-mobility in East Africa point to a potential growth point.



Tanzania: Biggest hydro electric plant construction ongoing

Installation of 27 transformers to increase transmission voltage of electricity produced at the Julius Nyerere Hydro Electric Power Project in Tanzania has started.
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Report identifies reforms to end energy poverty in Ethiopia

The Catalizing Investment for Energy Access: Making the Case for Change report identifies policy and financial barriers to investment in Ethiopia’s off-grid solar market with a view to end energy poverty.
Talking points: How to set up shop in Rwanda’s mini-grid market

Rwanda turns to local currency financing for renewable projects

European investment programme GET.invest and the GIZ Financial Systems Development Cluster will collaborate with Rwandan financiers to increase investment into decentralised renewable energy projects through local currency financing.
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AMDA and Zambia REA to collaborate on energy access efforts

The Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA) and the Rural Electrification Authority of Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding around promoting minigrids and decentralised utilities for rural electrification.

USTDA Global Procurement Initiative welcomes Kenya

Through the Global Procurement Initiative, USTDA will train public procurement officials to obtain the greatest value for money for Kenya’s public infrastructure investments.
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First turbine at first wind farm in Djibouti assembled

As a first for Djibouti, energy demand could increase tenfold over the next ten years through new power plants. Faced with this development, the country...