Power Africa Quarterly Newsletter April 2016

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The Coordinator's Corner: Notes from the Field

Thanks to your support, and the power of our partnership, April was another month of advancements. Just ahead of Earth Day, Power Africa made an additional commitment to renewable energy through a new agreement to support the Climate Investor One fund, which will focus on renewable projects between 25 and 75 megawatts (MW). Plus, Power Africa provided a loan to help finance companies that make solar lighting and energy systems, pushed power purchase agreements in Malawi, and convened off-grid pioneers in Ghana.

Across the continent, our team continues to drive deals, engage with governments on power sector reforms, and assist utilities with electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects. > Read More


Expanding Senegal's Energy Supply

Increase capacity by 30,000mwThanks to innovative financing engineered by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and the International Finance Corporation (link is external) (IFC), Power Africa is helping Senegal expand its electricity supply.> Read More

Advancing Smart Grid Technology

Participants at a Power Africa conferenceAfrica is a growing continent, with increasing demands for energy. Producing new, cleaner electricity to meet these demands is one thing; managing it efficiently is another. Are smart grids the solution? Power Africa is helping utilities and partner governments make informed decisions that can benefit countries and consumers alike. > Read more

Nigerian Company Focuses on both People and Profits

Participants at a Power Africa conferenceAs a student, Ifeanyi Orajaka wanted to help communities in rural Nigeria obtain electricity. Having begun with an award-winning pilot project, which brought a six kilowatt microgrid to one village, he is now looking at providing millions of his countrymen with off-grid renewable energy. A grant through the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge is helping.> Read more

Free Webinar on Renewable Energy Opportunities in Developing Countries

Participants at a Power Africa conferenceAre you looking to invest in or develop sustainable energy projects in Africa? Power Africa and IRENA invite you to learn how you can benefit from the Sustainable Energy Marketplace, a virtual marketplace that helps investors identify renewable energy projects in Africa and beyond. In this free webinar on May 16, > Read more

Power Africa in the News

In Read the latest global media coverage of Power Africa and partners. > Read more


African Energy News

Get access to the latest news about the African energy sector. > Read More


Annual Report

Power Africa‘s Annual Report highlights the progress made in the second year, lessons learned, and the roadmap to a brighter African future. > Download the Report

Power Africa Toolbox

Power Africa's Toolbox, now online, provides the resources needed to unlock the power and opportunity of sub-Saharan Africa. > View the Full Toolbox

Power Africa Photo Gallery

Power Africa's growing photo gallery, with entries from our recent photo contest, features the work of our partners across sub-Saharan Africa. Explore the Gallery