Pace of African power generation expansion slows in Q1 2019

The first quarter of 2019 saw a net addition of 1,097MW of on-grid capacity in Africa, the lowest increase – calculated on an annualised basis – since 2011, according to figures produced by African Energy Live Data. Read African Energy’s … 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

Morocco scales back LNG import plans as gas strategy evolves

Officially, Morocco’s much-anticipated LNG import scheme remains a key element in the next decade’s energy mix, but the project is likely to disappoint most of the potential suppliers and contractors who lined up to participate during earlier iterations, writes Jon … Read More

Actis alongside portfolio companies sponsor all 2019 AIX meetings

Actis, a leading investor in growth markets, is sponsoring all three Africa Investment Exchanges in 2019: AIX: Gas – 2 to 3 May 2019 AIX: Gas brings upstream and LNG players together with investors, senior officials, power sector and downstream … Read More

View the AIX: Power & Renewables 2019 agenda

Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables ENABLING POWER PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA 13-14 November 2019, RSA House, London We have recently published the interim agenda for the AIX: Power and Renewables meeting. Investment in generation remains important, but distribution gets … Read More

View the AIX: Nairobi 2019 interim agenda

Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi POWER & RENEWABLES EXECUTIVE BRIEFING 2-3 October 2019 Download the interim agenda. Now in its second year, the AIX: Nairobi meeting brings together project developers, suppliers of off-grid services, policy-makers, established and non-traditional investment sources and … Read More

Denham Capital returns as sponsor for the 6th AIX: Power & Renewables

Denham Capital will again be sponsoring our annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting in London. The sixth annual AIX: Power & Renewables meeting will be held at RSA House, London on 13-14 November. Over the last five years … Read More

Projects progress but politics cloud the future in Côte d’Ivoire

The new energy minister’s go-ahead for the expansion of two major gas-fired power schemes and the approval of international financing for a new hydropower dam point to positive developments that will speed efforts to increase generation capacity. This flurry of … Read More

AIIM sponsors 2019’s AIX meetings

We are delighted to confirm African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) are sponsoring the AIX: Gas, AIX: Nairobi and AIX: Power and Renewables meetings in 2019. With a 19 year track record, AIIM is an experienced private equity investment manager focused exclusively … Read More