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Sweden opens first financing round of €20m off-grid electrification fund for Zambia (21/06/2016)
The Government of Sweden and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced the opening of the first financing round of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia.

EEP opens new Calls for Proposals (22/03/2016)
The Energy & Environment Partnership (EEP) has opened two new Calls for Proposals for co-funding renewable energy projects in southern and east Africa. Deadline is 25 April 2016.

AfDB Five-Year energy review finds 14 million people enjoy improved electricity access (28/04/2015)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released the 2014 edition of its 'Development Effectiveness Review on Energy' (DER). The report, which was produced by AfDB's Quality Assurance and Results and Energy, Environment and Climate Change Departments, focuses on AfDB's energy operations and its contribution to building sustainable energy infrastructure on the African continent from 2009-2013.

Off-Grid Experts Awards search for special achievements and experiences with off-grid power supply (28/04/2015)
The Off-Grid Experts Awards 2015 are looking for companies, institutions and individuals that have set inspiring examples in driving forward the energy revolution with off-grid power based on renewable energies or made sustainable experiences in the field of energy independence. The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2015.

EU unveils private equity fund to invest in African energy (24/04/2015)
The EU has unveiled plans to partner up with a Paris-based private equity firm to invest in energy companies across Sub-Saharan Africa.

South Africa to add 6.3 GW to future REIPPPP tenders (16/04/2015)
South Africa intends to procure an additional 6,300 MW of renewable energy capacity in future tenders following the "extremely successful" fourth bid window, which saw contract awards for 1,121 MW.

EEP announces Call for Proposals for renewable energy and energy efficiency market creation projects (05/03/2015)
The Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) is a challenge fund that promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology investments. EEP S&EA is active in Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

SEFA supports ICA and UNEP's effort to map Africa's energy resources (17/10/2014)
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $265,000 grant to the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) partnership for the development of the Atlas of Africa's Energy Resources.

Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa - IEA Report (13/10/2014)
Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook, a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series.

Global green energy awards announces 2015 call for entries (10/10/2014)
Seeking African sustainable energy pioneers
Deadline for entries: 4 November 2014

Ashden are looking for applicants for its 2015 Awards, rewarding pioneering sustainable energy organisations, businesses and NGOs with up to GBP 40,000, global media exposure, a tailored business support programme and the chance to become an active member of the Ashden Alumni, sharing sustainable energy knowledge and best practice.

World Bank Group commits US$ 5 Billion to boost electricity generation in six African countries (05/08/2014)
The World Bank Group committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania - which have partnered with President Obama's Power Africa initiative.

Concrete towers for Gouda windfarm: a first for South Africa (11/07/2014)
The 138 MW Gouda windfarm in the Drakenstein Municipality by ACCIONA and Aveng will is the first wind farm in South Africa using concrete towers.

138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm inaugurated (10/07/2014)
Globeleq, the leading private power generation company in Africa has celebrated completion of another of its renewable energy projects in South Africa, the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm located between the towns of Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape.

SgurrMetMasts installed in Malawi for Scottish Government funded renewables programme (10/07/2014)
SgurrEnergy has completed the installation of two SgurrMetMasts, its wind monitoring meteorological mast product, in Malawi for the Wind Energy Preparation Programme (WEPP), part of the larger Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP).

EDF and IFC sign agreement to promote rural electrification in Africa and globally (04/07/2014)
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and EDF, a global leader in the power sector, have signed an agreement to cooperate in developing off-grid electrification solutions in emerging markets, with the ultimate goal of serving up to half a million people living in rural areas, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility for Peri-urban and Rural Areas - Second Call for Proposals (01/07/2014)
The ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) is a grant facility managed by ECREEE which provides grant co-funding for small to medium sized renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) projects and businesses in rural and peri-urban areas.

New report reveals finance and support gap for clean energy access enterprises (25/06/2014)
A new report published today by Ashden and Christian Aid reveals how donors, investors, technical experts and policy makers can improve support to enterprises providing access to clean energy in the developing world.

UNECA Reports on Energy Access and Security in Eastern Africa (10/06/2014)
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched a report detailing the state of energy access and security in 14 Eastern African countries. The report finds that Eastern Africa's population has one of the lowest electricity access rates in the world, ranging from 1% in the State of South Sudan (9.3 million people without access) to 22.5% in Ethiopia (nearly 64.5 million without access).

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report launched (04/06/2014)
The Renewables Global Status Report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide. It enables policymakers, industry, investors and civil society to make informed decisions.

Second call for proposals for the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) (03/06/2014)
ECREEE has launched the second call for the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (EREF) which targets the implementation of renewable energy powered mini-grids and the establishment of a management, operation and maintenance systems in rural and peri-urban areas in West Africa.

EEP S&EA Programme funding windows are open (01/06/2014)
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa is Programme which is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by promoting inclusive and job-creating green economy and by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change.

Round II of Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge by USADF / GE / USAID now open (28/05/2014)
The U.S. African Development Foundation, in collaboration with GE Africa and USAID, has opened the second round of its Off-Grid Energy Grant Challenge. They will be awarding $1.8 million in Renewable Energy Grants, for business solutions from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) officially launched (26/05/2014)
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has been formally launched as the umbrella body and single voice for all renewable-energy associations in the country.

Africa' s Decade of Sustainable Energy for All launched at AfDB Meetings in Kigali (20/05/2014)
Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, and Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, have officially launched the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All in Africa.

Call for proposals for clean energy projects in Africa launched by SEFA and partners (19/03/2014)
Together with partners, the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is co-organizing the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF-3) Business Plan Competition.

Google and 3TIER give universal access to global wind and solar resource potential data (27/02/2014)
3TIER, a Vaisala company and global leader in renewable energy assessment and forecasting, announced the public release of wind and solar annual averages from its global datasets as part of Google's Map Gallery launch.

CTI PFAN Launches Call for Proposals for AFRICEF-3 (30/01/2014)
CTI PFAN is pleased to announce the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing 2014 (AFRICEF-3).

African Utility Week to honour energy industry's best and brightest in May (15/01/2014)
Africa's leading utility and energy professionals and projects are to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa that is taking place in Cape Town from 13 - 14 May this year.

SEFA grant provides key support for Morocco wind project (08/01/2014)
A US $960,000 Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) grant for the Jbel-Sendoug (Khalladi) Wind Project in Northern Morocco was approved at the end of December 2013 to support outstanding preparation activities to bring the project to bankability.

Electrawinds and IFC InfraVentures jointly develop a large-scale wind project in Kenya (01/12/2013)
Electrawinds and IFC InfraVentures have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a large-scale wind project in Mpeketoni (Lamu County).

Preferred bidders in third window of South African REIPPP announced (04/11/2013)
The Department of Energy has signed agreements with 17 new preferred bidders in Window 3 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which is set to boost South Africa's power supply.

Official inauguration of the Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia (25/10/2013)
On 23 October, the Ethiopian government will officially open the Ashegoda power-generating complex, which is among the largest wind farms in sub-Saharan Africa with a capacity of 120 MW.

Zera develops feed in tariffs for renewable energy (20/10/2013)
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) is developing a renewable energy feed in tariffs (Refits), a policy structure that makes it mandatory for energy companies responsible for operating the national grid to purchase electricity from renewable energy sources.

Call for Papers for special "Renewable Energy" supplement of Energize magazine (18/10/2013)
After the successful first issue of Energize RE, the special Renewable Energy supplement Energize magazine in July 2013, EE Publishers is producing a second issue of Energize RE to be published in Feb 2014.

Sod turning for the Grassridge Wind Energy Facility in Port Elizabeth (16/10/2013)
Construction of the Grassridge Wind Energy Facility in Nelson Mandela Bay officially began today, with project representatives from the Department of Energy (DoE), InnoWind (Pty) Ltd, PPC Ltd and community representatives from Motherwell turning the first soil of the R 1.2 billion wind farm.

WEC: Africa struggles to keep up with global electricity access (15/10/2013)
While access to electricity has improved across the world, sub-Saharan Africa would continue its struggle to light up the continent by 2050, the latest report by the World Energy Council (WEC) shows.

Renewable Energy in West Africa: Status, Experiences and Trends (11/10/2013)
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Casa Africa and the Instituto Tecnologico de Canarias S.A. (ITC), jointly released the new publication Renewable Energy in West Africa: Status, Experiences and Trends.

Brand Engineering diversifies to incorporate renewable energy (11/10/2013)
Brand Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd is diversifying and expanding its role in the electrical engineering industry, and has been awarded a total of 14 projects in the implementation of solar and wind energy in South Africa.

CfC Stanbic Bank Kenya in Sh13b deal to build wind power project (02/10/2013)
CfC Stanbic Bank has signed a deal with independent power producer Aeolus Kenya, to build the Sh12.9 billion ($150 million) Kinangop Wind Park in Kenya.

IRENA publishes wind map of Africa (01/10/2013)
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a complete wind map of the African continent as part of its Global Atlas for Solar and Wind.

Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge (24/09/2013)
US African Development Foundation and GE Africa are partnering to promote innovative solutions that develop, scale-up or extend the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy - reaching communities not served by existing power grids.

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa scales-up operations with USAID support (23/09/2013)
The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the conversion of the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) - a bilateral trust fund established with funding from the Government of Denmark and administered by the AfDB - into a multi-donor trust fund with a wider remit.

Ashden Awards 2014 call for submissions open (04/09/2013)
The search begins today for winners of the 2014 Ashden Awards, offering the chance for sustainable energy trailblazers in the UK and developing world to receive global recognition for their efforts and join an elite community of Ashden alumni.

South Africa to Host the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in autumn 2015 (02/09/2013)
The Government of South Africa announced that it has teamed up with REN21 - the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century - to organise the next International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) in South Africa in autumn 2015.

Government of Kenya plans to scale up massively its wind power programme in the near future (30/08/2013)
A high-level government delegation from Kenya has been on a study tour through Europe, facilitated by WWEA and as part of a major programme organized by Windforce Management which aims at analyzing and improving the conditions for wind power in Kenya in general.

Map boost for SA wind energy projects (01/08/2013)
South Africa's renewable energy efforts ramped up with the launch of the country's first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource Map on Wednesday.

Vestas receives 105 MW order in South Africa (01/08/2013)
Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 35 V112-3.0 MW turbines for three wind power plants in South Africa.

AfDB expects African wind Power Ccapacity to increase 10-Fold (05/07/2013)
A report from the African Development Bank (AfDB) said that wind power is expected to increase by a factor of 10 over the next few years.

Electrawinds plans 90 MW windfarm in Kenya (01/06/2013)
Electrawinds, a Belgian renewable-energy developer, will work with the World Bank's International Finance Corp. to build a EURO 180 million ($234 million) wind farm in Kenya.

Green light for Eskom's Sere wind farm (21/05/2013)
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has given state company Eskom a licence to go ahead with its Sere wind farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape.

Grant for Nosy Be hybrid renewables investigation (15/02/2013)
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$1 million grant to finalise pre-investment activities for a hybrid renewable energy project in Nosy Be Island in Madagascar.

AfDB Energy Policy to promote energy access and low-carbon growth (11/01/2013)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved its new Energy Sector Policy, providing a framework within which to promote access to modern, reliable and affordable access to energy for regional member countries (RMCs), as well as ensure that their energy sectors develop in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner. It is expected that the policy will also aid in addressing climate change and other environmental challenges.

Solar wind hybrid minigrid at Wadi el-Natrun, Egypt (15/11/2012)
German manufacturer juwi has completed its first project in Egypt: a solar power plant with four small wind turbines and a battery storage unit.

AfDB study examines the role of wind energy in Africa's economic growth (01/11/2012)
The installation of wind power stations represents 'an original approach' for African countries seeking to ensure sustainable economic growth. This was the message behind a study released on Wednesday afternoon during the African Economic Conference, which is taking place in the Rwandan capital of Kigali.

Finance needed for large and small renewable energy projects in Africa (23/10/2012)
Africa needs ambitious financing for renewable energy projects of all sizes in order to stimulate investment, maintain rapid economic growth and provide universal energy access around the continent, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

South Africa's renewables procurement programme to be enlarged by a further 3 200 MW (09/10/2012)
South Africa will move to procure an additional 3 200 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2020, over and above the 3 725 MW being procured currently under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

SA Department postpones 3rd Bid of REIPPPP (13/09/2012)
The Department of Energy has announced that the 3rd bid submission date for the Renewable Independent Power Producers programme will be postponed to 7 May 2013 due to, amongst others, representations from the market, the need to focus on Window 1 and 2 financial close processes, and to update the RFP accordingly for subsequent windows.

AfDB is looking for a Junior Consultant to support its Energy Strategy Update (12/09/2012)
The African Development Bank is looking to engage an individual consultant for the review of existing draft strategy, including an update of the existing data and portfolio information. The consultant will also be expected to contribute to strategic initiatives.

AfDB supports Morocco in large-scale renewable energy development (03/09/2012)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it granted over US$800 million in loans in the first half of 2012 to assist in developing Morocco's renewable energy sector, particularly its solar and wind energy sectors.

Launch of the new South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) (19/07/2012)
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Thursday officially launched a new body to resolve the country's rising energy demands through green projects.

REEEP is looking for experts (18/07/2012)
Ahead of REEEP’s 9th programme cycle which kicks off in late August 2012, REEEP is conducting a call for experts who could assist with tasks related to this funding cycle and beyond.

ARE launches its Small Wind Campaign (01/07/2012)
As a cornerstone of its Small Wind Campaign, the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) has published a position paper 'The potential of small and medium wind energy in developing countries. A guide for energy sector decision-makers'.

ECOWAS agrees on regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policies (29/06/2012)
In a regional workshop, held from 25 to 27 June 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, the Directors of the ECOWAS Ministries of Energy agreed on the main targets and pillars of a regional renewable energy and energy efficiency policy of ECOWAS.

World Bank to Double Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects (21/06/2012)
During the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the World Bank announced a plan to double support in developing countries for expanded electricity access and more renewable energy initiatives.

IFC study finds $37 Billion opportunity for improved energy services at the Base of the Pyramid (19/06/2012)
A new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has identified a $37 billion opportunity for the private sector to improve energy services for people who live in relative poverty.

African Development Bank releases report on Clean Energy in Egypt (03/05/2012)
The African Development Bank has released a report titled "Clean Energy Development in Egypt." The report reviews the opportunities and challenges to improving energy efficiency, developing renewable energy resources and promoting the local manufacture of these products in Egypt.

French led consortium wins Moroccan wind farm bid (26/04/2012)
A consortium led by EdF Energies Nouvelles, and also comprising Mitsui and Alstom, was selected as the preferred bidder by Morocco’s Office National d’Electricité (ONE) for the 150 MW Taza wind farm.

UK pledges support to CIF’s Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (24/04/2012)
The UK Deputy Prime Minister has pledged an additional £25 million to support the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) program to provide clean energy access to the world’s poorest countries.

Atlas to help tap Soth African wind potential (13/03/2012)
South Africa has released its first verified numerical wind atlas, which will help identify wind energy development sites in three provinces as the country pushes to increase its use of renewable energy sources.

Pre-qualification for 1000 MW Moroccan integrated wind energy project (01/02/2012)
Moroccan utility ONE intends to select a list of companies and consortia to which ONE will address the tender for the development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of five wind farms with a total capacity of 850 MW. Deadline for this EOI is 2 March 2012.

French firms to buy carbon offsets from Tunisian wind farm (09/01/2012)
CDC Climat, a unit of French state-owned bank Caisse des Depots, has agreed to buy carbon credits from a Tunisian wind power project in a deal which will see half the offsets go to project developer Orbeo.

GL Garrad Hassan Opens Cape Town Office (06/01/2012)
To support the developers and financiers of South Africa's burgeoning wind power industry GL Garrad Hassan opened its first office in the Rainbow Nation, in Cape Town on 1 January 2012.

Wind/hydro hybrid for Morocco (01/11/2011)
On 2 November 2011, the governing bodies of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) approved updates to Morocco’s investment plan under the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and a project that will finance Morocco’s ambitious Wind Energy Plan through the implementation of wind/hydro hybrid generating systems that will increase capacity by 1,070 MW and the expansion of rural electrification to 79,436 households in 24 of Morocco’s most isolated and vulnerable districts.

World Bank Supports South Africa’s Renewable Energy Plans (27/10/2011)
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $250 million in funding for the Eskom Renewables Energy Support Project (ERSP) to help implement the pioneering and innovative Upington concentrating solar power and Sere wind power plants in South Africa.

Second Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing Calls for Proposals (02/08/2011)
The Private Financing Advisory Network of the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI PFAN) has opened a call for proposals from the Africa region for the second Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF-2) Business Plan Competition.

South Africa goes ahead with RE tender (31/07/2011)
The Department of Energy (DoE) has released information about the submission of proposals for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable energy projects including onshore wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, biomass, biogas, landfill gas and small hydro.

AfDB and Denmark: Technical Cooperation Agreement on Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (15/07/2011)
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a technical cooperation agreement with the Government of Denmark for the establishment of a sustainable energy fund for Africa (SEFA) for capacity building and investment in sustainable energy over a five-year period.

SA Government confirms inclusion of price competition in first renewables round (04/07/2011)
The South African government has confirmed that price competition will feature in the procurement process for the first round of renewable energy projects, with the 2009 renewable energy feed-in tariffs (Refit) to be use as a “ceiling” price against which potential developers should tender their offers.

South African IDC looking for financial modelling consultant (27/06/2011)
The IDC is looking for the services of a specialist in financial modeling to develop generic Financial Models for PV, wind and hydro projects, which can be used to independently verify models received from Project Sponsors.

South African wind industry calls on Government to continue on REFIT path (24/06/2011)
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) are looking forward to the national energy regulator's imminent announcement of the revised renewable energy feed-in tariffs and see this as a positive step in the implementation of renewable energy in South Africa.

Eskom gets $365m renewable energy loan (06/06/2011)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted Eskom a $365 million loan for financing Sere, the 100 MW wind project which the parastatal plans in the Western Cape and a planned 100 MW concentrating solar power project in the Northern Cape.

Call for Proposals ECOWAS Renewable Energy Facility (31/05/2011)
The ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a call for proposals. The current call is open from 31 May to 15 July 2011

EOI for Wind Measuring Stations in Lesotho (27/05/2011)
UNDP PSO is Calling potential suppliers for Supply, Installation and Training of Lesotho Meterorological Services personnel for Wind Measuring Stations in Lesotho

Suzlon announces first South Africa framework agreement for up to 200 wind turbines (24/05/2011)
Suzlon Energy Limited has signed a contract with African Clean Energy Developments ("ACED") for the supply and full EPC for 76 of Suzlon’s S88 – 2 MW series turbines, with an option for ACED to acquire an additional 124 turbines for the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility.

AFD line of credit for Kenyan banks (11/05/2011)
France’s development bank agreed to provide a 30 million-euro ($43 million) line of credit to two Kenyan banks for lending to businesses that want to invest in renewable energy projects.

South African Working for Energy programme Call for Proposals (09/05/2011)
The Working for Energy programme announced its call for proposals to provide support for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects in South Africa. Deadline is May 27, 2011.

China's Goldwind opens office in Cape Town (14/03/2011)
China's Xinjiang Goldwind has opened an office in Cape Town with the aim of supplying equipment and project finance in Africa.

Vacancies at Wind Prospect South Africa (11/03/2011)
The Wind Prospect Group, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy businesses, is expanding its operations in South Africa.

TENDER Preparation of the SADC Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan (04/02/2011)
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) intends to explore options to increase the use of renewable energy in the SADC Region. One of the concrete outputs of this cooperation will be a Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan (RESAP) for the SADC Region.

Juwi opens office in South Africa (03/02/2011)
German developer of wind, solar and bio energy opened a local office in South Africa

South Africa: Spitskop draft scoping report open for public comments (01/02/2011)
A Draft Scoping Report has been produced for the planned Spitskop Wind Farm project which is located in the province of Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Namibia to harness wind power (20/01/2011)
Development of the country’s first-ever wind power generation plant, with a capacity to generate 44 megawatts of electricity, has started with a detailed wind assessment at Diaz Point in Lüderitz.

AfDB and EIB Finalise Financing Agreement for Cape Verde Wind Farm (14/12/2010)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), on Tuesday, 14 December 2010, closed the financing agreement to provide € 45 million to design, construct and operate onshore wind farms on four islands in the Cape Verde archipelago.

Midterm review of Lesotho renewable energy-based rural electrification (01/12/2010)
The UNDP is looking for a team of an international consultant and a national consultant for the midterm review of Lesotho renewable energy-based rural electrification.

Zephyr small wind turbines announces new partner in Southern Africa (10/11/2010)
Zephyr Corporation announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Lapp Group Southern Africa, a telecom systems integrator headquartered in South Africa.

First wind farm in Nigeria (20/10/2010)
The project company Terrawatt Planungsgesellschaft mbH from Germany is building the first wind farm in Nigeria. The 10 MW farm will help improve the country's electricity supply.

South Africa: draft Integrated Resource Plan out for consultation (08/10/2010)
The South African Department of Energy has release the draft IRP2010 for public consultations.

Suzlon to open office in South Africa (05/10/2010)
Suzlon Energy Limited, the third leading wind turbine manufacturer in the world, announced today it was appointing Silas Zimu as country CEO and setting up an office in South Africa.

Second call for proposals Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Programme for Southern and Eastern Africa (28/09/2010)
The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) Programme for Southern and Eastern Africa announced its Second Call for Proposals (due date 20 October 2010)

Kenya extends renewable energy tariff payment period (10/09/2010)
Kenya, East Africa's feed-in tariff pioneer, has increased the minimum period for payments to investors in the renewable energy sector from 15 to 20 years.

Wind Prospect sets up in South Africa (18/08/2010)
Wind energy company Wind Prospect intends to open an office in South Africa, hoping to become the number one service provider to the African wind market by 2012.

Africa's biggest wind farm opens in Morocco (29/06/2010)
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI inaugurated a 140 MW wind farm near Tangiers, which an official source said was the biggest in Africa.

Egypt: The World Bank supports wind power development project (15/06/2010)
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a loan in the amount of $ 220 million for Egypt to support Wind Power Development Project, out of which $150 million is financed from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF).

Call for proposals Energy and Environment Partnership Programme (08/04/2010)
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP-S&EA), with a budget of €10-million, has made its first call for proposals from companies, research institutions and other public and private sector institutions, seeking financial assistance for renewable energy projects. Submission deadline is April 14, 2010.

Cape Town to start selling Darling Wind Farm’s Green Electricity (24/03/2010)
The City of Cape Town today announced its imminent plans to sell Green Electricity Certificates, which will give Capetonians the opportunity to buy green electricity generated at the Darling Wind Farm on the West Coast, from the City.

Call for Proposals: Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (18/03/2010)
The CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF), seeks to nurture individuals, project teams and consortia, start-up and existing companies with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of making them happen.

South African IDC takes stake in Kenya wind project (10/03/2010)
Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) said on Wednesday it will offload a 70% stake in its wind energy project to South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation and London-based energy firm Aldwych International.

Mozambique Receives Additional World Bank Financing in Support of Greater Energy Access (04/02/2010)
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$80 million equivalent in support of the implementation of the Government of Mozambique’s Energy Development and Access Project.

PPA signed for Kenyan Turkana wind farm (29/01/2010)
Construction on a $750-million wind power project in Kenya could begin soon, following the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between the developer of the project, Lake Turkana Wind Power Consortium (LTWP), and Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC).

Fund commits €10m for clean energy in southern Africa (27/01/2010)
The Global Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) will commit the funds to the ‘Evolution One Fund’ that is dedicated to clean energy investment in Southern Africa.

RES enters South African wind market with acquisition of 300 MW development portfolio (18/01/2010)
RES has announced the acquisition of a portfolio of wind power projects in South Africa which marks the RES Group’s first step into this market.

Kenya plans open-ended green energy fund (14/01/2010)
Kenya plans to launch an open-ended green energy fund in the next fiscal year to step up generation of environmentally friendly energy.

South Africa: 40 MW wind-power project planned for Tsitsikamma (01/12/2009)
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Monday the 30th of November at Wittekleibosch in the Eastern Cape between partners hoping to develop the Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm (TCWF) project.

EIB to lend €40m to promote renewables and energy efficiency in South Africa (01/12/2009)
The loan package to FirstRand Bank is the first dedicated energy efficiency loan in South Africa made by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

South Africa's wind resources can meet over 70% of its current electricity demand (01/12/2009)
A study by Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and state of the art Mesoscale wind flow modelling concludes that South Africa has enough economically viable wind energy sites to generate 184 Terawatt hours (TWh) of indigenous, sustainable energy.

AfDB loan for ESKOM for coal, wind and solar (26/11/2009)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €1.86 billion (UA 1.70 billion) loan for South Africa’s energy utility company, Eskom Holdings Limited, to finance a power project that will significantly boost the energy capacity of South Africa and the southern African region.

Job opening for Energy Specialist at local World Bank office in Mozambique (30/10/2009)
The World Bank AFTEG group intends to recruit an Energy Specialist for a position based in Maputo, Mozambique. The new position reflects the growing energy work program in AFCS2 countries (in particular Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe and Malawi) and other Southern African countries. Closing date is the 13th of November 2009.

Electrawinds Belgium to invest EUR 110 M in South African wind farm (11/09/2009)
Electrawinds Belgium is finalising the feasibility in setting up a commercial wind farm which will be located in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality of South Africa.

South Africa: R 2 bn investment plan for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (08/09/2009)
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is planning to attract some R 2-billion in investment in a suite of renewable energy projects over the next five years, including wind energy. solar water heating, land fill gas and microhydro power.

UNIDO Director-General, Brazil Ambassador discuss possible cooperation to help developing countries in Africa (26/06/2009)
Cooperation in the area of energy, particularly bio-energy, was the focus of discussions between UNIDO Director-General, Kandeh K. Yumkella, and Ambassador André Amado, Under-Secretary General for Energy and High Technology, Brazilian Foreign Ministry, during the international energy conference in Vienna this week.

South Africa: Eastern Cape mall powers up with solar and wind (01/05/2009)
The Equinox shopping mall in Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa) has been fitted with eigth IBC 260 W solar panels and a 3 kW wind turbine.

Kenya wind power firm seeks contractor tenders (20/04/2009)
A firm putting up a wind farm in north western Kenya said it was seeking construction tenders for a 428-km power line and four substations to connect the renewable power to the national grid.

Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariffs (REFIT) South Africa announced (31/03/2009)
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced on Tuesday March 31st that the Energy Regulator approved the Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) Guidelines.

South Korean Group to build 210 MW windfarm in Tanzania (23/03/2009)
A group of South Korean investors plans to build a 210-megawatt wind-power farm in Tanzania’s central Singida region by 2011 at a cost of $400 million

Irish-S.Africa joint venture to spend $1.2 bln on wind energy (20/03/2009)
Ireland-based renewable energy firm Mainstream Renewable Power and a South African wind farm developer will build 500 megawatts of wind energy in South Africa by 2014 at a cost of 850 million euro.

Small wind turbines for South African homes (08/03/2009)
David Gordon will be supplying the South African Government with wind turbines - and could soon been placing them atop Scotland's lampposts.

South Africa to explore use of renewable energy for large telescope (26/02/2009)
South Africa is to explore ways in which green energy can be used to operate the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.

New report by WWF on renewables in South Africa (25/02/2009)
A week ahead of South Africa's second National Climate Change Summit (to be held from 3 - 6 March at Gallagher Estate), environmental organization WWF is calling on policy-makers to "get out of the starting blocks" in the global rush for renewable energy.

World Economic Forum Report: US $ 515 Billion needed in Green Investments (29/01/2009)
The World Economic Forum today released the Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure report. The report outlines the scale of the investments needed to develop a clean energy infrastructure and move to towards a low-carbon economy.

South Africa and Denmark to collaborate on wind energy (24/01/2009)
Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller on Friday signed a Declaration of Intent with a view to using wind energy as a renewable energy source in the country.

Kenya firm plans 300 MW wind farm by 2012 (19/01/2009)
A Kenyan firm plans to produce 300 MW of electricity by 2012 by harnessing renewable wind power in the north of the country.

South Africa: New energy research organisation to be established this year (14/01/2009)
The establishment of the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), as promulgated by the National Energy Act, which was gazetted in November, to be implmented soon.

Kenya: Israelis to install 30 windmills (12/01/2009)
Israeli desert experts are set to install 30 windmills in Nyatike Constituency to help pump water from Lake Victoria to remote parts of the area.

Renewable energy feed-in tariff to be approved in March (05/01/2009)
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hopes to finally approve the long-awaited renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit), aimed at stimulating investment in the sector, on March 9.

EC’s clean energy fund to invest €22m in Africa and Asia (16/12/2008)
The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) set up by the European Commission, has decided on a first set of investments totalling €22 million in Africa and Asia.

New agency to be global voice of renewables (15/12/2008)
A new agency to be launched next month (26 January) in Bonn, Germany, aims to promote a swift transition towards the use of renewable energy worldwide.

Lesotho in power deficit, new wind and hydro hoped to ease problems (13/11/2008)
Lesotho is facing a power deficit due to a surge in demand that outstrips its 72 MW capacity and South Africa's power crisis has worsened it, a senior energy official said on Thursday.

Vergnet Signs 120-MW Wind Contract in Ethiopia (16/10/2008)
The Vergnet group has signed a major contract with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo). The contract, involving the sale and installation of 120 of the company's 1-megawatt (MW) GEV HP wind turbines over a period of three years.

New fund to invest in clean technologies (03/10/2008)
The Evolution One Fund, a 10-year private equity fund that focuses on investments in clean technology (cleantech) in the southern African region, has raised R400-million from four core international investors to date, and is expected to grow to R1-billion by mid-2009.

Tunisia to build 120 MW wind farm (19/09/2008)
Spanish wind turbine generator manufacturer Gamesa would supply 91 wind turbine generators, worth some €200-million, to Tunisia’s Société Tunisienne de L'Electricité et du Gaz (Steg), for what would become the North African country’s largest wind power facility.

Global Green Energy Awards: international entries needed by 21 October 2008 (12/09/2008)
The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy projects based in countries with developing economies.

2007 Sustainable energy investment in Africa fivefold of 2006 (17/07/2008)
Although Africa continues to lag other regions in terms of sustainable energy investment, asset finance was up in 2007 to $1.3 billion (five times as much as in 2006), reversing a gradual decline since 2004 and bearing witness to increasing installed renewable capacity.

South Africa: 80-MW wind farm in Western Cape (29/05/2008)
The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, together with the Saldanha Municipality, Seeland Development Trust, Oxfam UK and Genesis Eco-Energy, embarked on a process to develop an 80 MW wind farm on Thursday, with signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) governing the development of the project.

South Africa: Minister switches on the Darling Wind Farm (23/05/2008)
In a first for South Africa, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, today officially switched on the Darling Wind Farm.

Tanzania: 50 MW commercial wind farm in Singida region (21/04/2008)
A group of villagers gather at the local bicycle repair shop at Njiapanda, a dusty roadside hamlet on the rift valley in Singida region in central Tanzania, to marvel at magazine pictures of massive electricity-generating wind turbines.

South Africa: new windfarm for East London (27/03/2008)
AltX-listed diversified industrial firm Safic, which is planning to change its name to Accentuate by April, is actively pursuing its wind-power generation ambitions, and could soon build a small pilot plant in East London.

Cameroon: GreenStep project on village wind and hydro (08/03/2008)
The people of M'muock will soon learn how to construct their own wind turbines and hydroelectric plants using local materials in a pilot project organized by Munich, Germany-based Green Step.

Garrad Hassan Represents Morocco State Utility in RFP for 300MW Tarfaya Wind Project (06/03/2008)
Garrad Hassan and Partners (GH) in Bristol, UK is acting as the Technical Advisor to the Morocco state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité (ONE) in support of an RFP for a 300 MW wind farm to be developed near Tarfaya on the Atlantic coast in Southern Morroco.

South Africa: France to invest €100m in Eskom windfarm (28/02/2008)
France's development agency AFD plans to invest €100-million to help South African electricity utility Eskom build a wind farm, the company said on Thursday.

Uganda: South African firm eyes Uganda's RE market (11/12/2007)
Okhela Renewable Energy Corporation, a South African energy company, eyes the Ugandan energy market through the development of renewable energy.

Namibia: Belgian firm aims to build another 100-MW wind farm (28/09/2007)
Privately owned Belgian company Electrawinds is planning €120-million worth of 100-MW wind energy plants along the Namibian coast, becoming the second privately owned firm to venture into wind energy in Namibia.

South Africa: subsidy and finance office set up for renewble energy (25/09/2007)
The South African government has set up a subsidy and finance office to guide funding for renewable energy technologies, Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Tuesday.

South Africa: Eskom start building 100-MW wind farm in 2008 (12/09/2007)
State power utility Eskom could start building a 100-MW wind power plant, on the West Coast of South Africa, as early as mid-2008, to be operational by the beginning of 2010, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Eritrea: turn key 178 kW wind project agreement signed (07/09/2007)
On September 5th Fortis Wind Energy from Netherlands signed in Asmara (Eritrea) a one million US$ contract with the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

South Africa: Study of West Coast wind farm begins (15/08/2007)
Eskom's plan to develop South Africa's first commercial wind farm on a 25km2 site just inland from the beach and opposite Vredendal on the West Coast is gathering momentum.

Ghana: World Bank Energy Development and Access project approved (26/07/2007)
On the 26th of July 2007 the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the Ghana Energy Development and Access project, which will be funded by US $ 95.5 million IDA credit and US $ 5.5 million GEF grant.

South Africa: Eskom calls for expressions of interest in R1.1bn wind farm (16/07/2007)
The construction of Eskom's first commercial renewable energy project, a R1.1 billion wind farm on the west coast, has kicked off with the power utility calling for expressions of interest from wind turbine makers.

South Africa: AAE secured licence agreement hemispheric windturbines (13/06/2007)
Aquaculture Alternative Energies, headed by Peter Grossmann, secured the licence agreement for the technology of hemispheric design that was developed by German engineer Herbert Beuermann in Spain over 20 years.

South Africa: Palm Power Systems with VentureSA to manufacture large wind turbines (10/06/2007)
Palm Power Systems, a subsidiary company of Okhela Renewable Energy Corporation (Orec) based in Nelspruit and represented by Jacob Mabena, Emery Glenn and Hans van Eeden, has entered into a joint agreement with VentureSA to manufacture large wind turbines.

South Africa: OREC aims to build 800 wind turbines locally in 5 years (07/06/2007)
Independent power company Palm Power System, a subsidiary of Okhela Renewable Energy Corporation (Orec), will start manufacturing 30-kV wind turbines in January.

2007 South African Award for Entrepreneurial Company to the Oelsner Group (10/05/2007)
Frost & Sullivan confers the 2007 South African Award for Entrepreneurial Company in the renewable energy (RE) equipment market on the Oelsner Group.

Namibia: Licence for wind farm granted (25/04/2007)
A licence was granted to investors for the erection of a large wind-power project that could eventually generate 25 per cent of Namibia's electricity supply.

Achim Steiner (UNEP): Africa must set alternative energy agenda (23/03/2007)
Africa must be bold and follow the examples of Brazil and Germany to plan an energy future around renewable and alternative sources, the head of the UN environment agency said on Thursday.

Namibia: Motorola and MTC Namibia to install solar-wind hybrid system (12/02/2007)
Motorola has announced that it has signed an agreement with the GSM Association (GSMA) and MTC Namibia to conduct a trial for wind and solar power systems to support the African operator’s remote GSM cell sites. This is the first customer based trial globally and the trial is expected to run from April 2007 to July 2007.

Tunisia: wind power to reach 180 MW by 2008 (14/11/2006)
The chronic rise in oil prices has prompted Tunisian authorities to invest in renewable energies such as wind power. 15 years ago, when the Sidi Daoud (Cap Bon area) site was set up it produced 8,7 MW worth of electricity, in 2007 with the extension of the site it is expected that it will produce some 34 MW, a small amount in comparison with that produced by petrol or gas induced power plants but not so negligible, when one is aware that it saved the state budget some 10 million dinars.

2007 Global Development Marketplace (25/10/2006)
Development Marketplace 2007 is offering US$4 Million in awards for proposals with innovative ideas to improve health, nutrition, population outcomes of poor people in developing countries.

Namibia: Looking to the Wind (28/09/2006)
Namibia’s wind regime has finally generated some serious interest, leading to developers from the Netherlands submitting a proposal for consideration to the country’s power utility, NamPower.

Namibia: Energy Status Quo must change (11/09/2006)
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI) is to embark on research on energy sources that could be developed and implemented.

South Africa: PPA for Sub-Saharan Africa’s first IPP wind farm (28/08/2006)
Almost three years after the 2nd World Wind Energy Conference was held in Cape Town, the Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Helen Zille, and the CEO of Darling Wind Farm, Hermann Oelsner, signed recently a 20-year contract for the supply of green electricity from the Darling Wind Farm. The Power Purchase Agreement was the last remaining milestone required for financial closure of the first Sub-Saharan African IPP wind farm project.

South Africa: Cape Town wind-farm project backed by city (02/08/2006)
Independent power producer Darling Wind Power is to enter into a 20-year contract with the City of Cape Town for the supply of wind-generated electricity, the city said on Wednesday Aug 2, 2006.

Nigeria: ECN - Transforming the Energy Landscape Through New Devices (03/07/2006)
Moved by the deteriorating power supply in the country, environmental damage by fossil foil and the mass rural and urban unemployment, the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has now initiated moves to popularize the exploitation of the numerous renewable energy sources available to the country.

Cooperation between GTZ and E+Co launched (02/07/2006)
Getting the private sector involved is a crucial factor when seeking to improve the energy situation in developing countries. In May 2006, the GTZ advisory project "Energizing Africa" launched a cooperation project with E+Co, a public investment company that specialises in providing support for small and medium clean energy enterprises in developing countries.

Call on European Ministers to Act on Energy Poverty (01/04/2006)
Decentralised energy options must be at the top of the European Commission's agenda to combat poverty in rural areas of Africa and Latin America.

Expression of Interest: Wind Energy Applications in Eritrea (18/02/2006)
The Department of Energy (DoE), Ministry of Energy and Mines of the State of Eritrea, has commenced a Wind Energy Applications Project funded by the Government of Eritrea (GoE) and the UNDP/GEF.

South Africa energy research: Call for Proposals ESASTAP (05/02/2006)
Universities in South Africa are invited to bid for a grant of R3million per annum for a period of five years for the establishment of a Postgraduate Programme in Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

KfW Special Facility for Renewable Energies (03/02/2006)
The German federal government and KfW Entwicklungsbank have set up a Special Facility for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency with a volume of EUR 500 million.

Kenya: Small Scale Wind Request for Expressions of Interest (09/12/2005)
The E7 Fund intends to support a community in the Lamu District in Kenya through the provision of wind power to support an existing isolated diesel generation and distribution scheme.

Seeking Ideas for Better Water, Sanitation and Energy Supplies (21/11/2005)
The World Bank will award $4 million to the best ideas for projects in developing countries.

invitation to participate in the Ethiopian wind energy project (16/11/2005)
The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) is inviting potential wind Turbine Manufactures (unite size ~ 600 to 1500 KW) to express their interest in participating in the energy development project

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy (11/10/2005)
The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are now looking for entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy projects from across the globe to compete for £350,000 of prize money.

South Africa: Subsidies for renewable energy (07/10/2005)
The South African department of minerals and energy has established a Renewable Energy Finance and Subsidy Office (REFSO).

Invitations for Expression of Interest Eritrea (28/09/2005)
The Department of Energy of Eritrea is inviting bidders to express their interest in a 750 kW wind park.

wind for shrimp processing farm Morocco (28/09/2005)
Two WES18 – 80 kW wind turbines for a shrimp processing farm in Tangiers, Morocco.

Go ahead for Darling wind farm (01/08/2005)
South African minister of environmental affairs and tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has turned down the only appeal against the proposed development of a commercial wind farm near Darling in the Western Cape

Study on the development of a new wind park at the Red Sea (01/08/2005)
The study jointly agreed between the Egyptian and German governments will enable a new wind energy site to be tapped.



Comments and remarks to Wim Jonker Klunne

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