Empower Fund reaches threshold commitment

A renewable energy impact fund headed by former Scatec Solar head of business development Terje Osmundsen has reached its $8m first threshold commitment. Empower Invest will invest equity in 1-10MW renewable projects in developing countries, using a fund-based model to … Read More

AIX: Power & Renewables – Eric Mwangi, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Eric Mwangi, Economic Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, is participating in the opening session of the  Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 13-14 November. Read his biog Now in its … Read More

AIX: Power & Renewables – Nii Darko Asante, Ghana Energy Commission

Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Ghana Energy Commission is participating in the Utility and regulator perspectives session on day one of the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 13-14 November. Read his biog … Read More

Winch Energy sponsors AIX Power & Renewables

Winch Energy  are sponsors at the next Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 13-14 November 2019. Winch Energy is a global energy group creating specialized and sustainable solutions for off-grid distributed power. We are … Read More

Mobisol and Solarkiosk insolvencies highlight risk in off-grid

Solar home systems (SHS) pioneer Mobisol has entered self-administered insolvency proceedings at the District Court of Charlottenburg in Berlin. The move announced on 18 April gives the management three months to turn the company around and conclude negotiations with prospective … Read More

Malawi’s power expansion plans continue with solar tender

Malawi is racing to reduce a supply deficit that could top 150MW next year. The country experienced a nationwide blackout in early March after the 130MW Kapichira and 36MW Nkula A hydropower plants had to be switched off to reduce … Read More

AIX Power and Renewables – Nii Darko Asante, Director, Ghana Energy Commisison

Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Ghana Energy Commisison is participating in the West and Central Africa Focus session at the fifth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 14-15 November. View his biog … Read More

First African Energy Data Book to launch at AIX: Power & Renewables

The first annual African Energy Data Book will be launched at the evening reception of next week’s fifth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London (14-15 November). The book, which is sponsored by the US’ Power … Read More

Competitive auctions beckon as Kenya’s power sector adapts to changing realities

Electricity generation capacity may be moving towards excess supply, but a blend of technologies will be needed in the Kenyan system as auctions to allocate new renewables projects come into view. In one of the region’s most dynamic energy sectors, … Read More