Power Africa Quarterly Newsletter: October 2015

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The Coordinator's Corner: Updates from the Field

Power Africa recently entered its third year, and the momentum is strong. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about reaching our goals: 30,000 megawatts and 60 million new electricity connections.

At this very moment, we have our fingers on the pulse of over 100 power projects that can bring thousands of megawatts of cleaner, more reliable electricity to the people and economies of Africa. Here's what’s happened in the last couple of months...

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Supporting Renewable Energy Investments for Zambian Farmers

USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) announced an $8 million loan guarantee to promote renewable energy in Zambia. As part of their commitment to Power Africa, Zambia-based Madison Financial Services will support agribusinesses' investment in renewable energy technology to increase capacity and improve output.
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Connecting Millions Beyond the Grid

Energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa is especially acute for the millions of people who are not connected to a central electricity grid. In Nigeria, nearly 90 million people live without such a connection, leading to dependence on costly, dirty, and inefficient solutions like kerosene lamps and diesel generators. But thanks to Power Africa’s newest partner, Nova-Lumos, and financing from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), renewable and reliable power will soon be available to Nigerians who live and work beyond the grid.
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Solar Farm at Tanzanian University to Power Campus and Community

MPower technician installing solar panelsTanzania's University of Dodoma will become one of Africa’s leading academic institutions in renewable energy, thanks to a project supported by Power Africa partner Hecate Energy. The centerpiece of the project will be the largest solar farm ever built on a college campus, one that will generate 55 megawatts (MW) of power for the university and surrounding community.
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SAVE THE DATE! Energy Procurement and Investment Opportunities Roadshow

In November and December, Power Africa and coordinating U.S. Government agencies will take an Energy Procurement and Investment Opportunities Roadshow to several major U.S. cities, providing a forum for American companies to engage in the African energy sector
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Power Africa in the News

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African Energy News

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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.
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Power Africa Toolbox

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