Um dos investimentos mais significativos do sector energético moçambicano, o Projecto de Transmissão de Temane (TTP) no valor de 506 milhões de dólares, começará a ser construído ainda este ano.
Este projecto apoiado pela Power Africa irá fornecer a electricidade muito necessária das centrais eléctricas de Temane, na parte norte da Província de Inhambane, à capital do país, Maputo, no sul, através de uma linha de transmissão de 563 quilómetros.
Em Dezembro de 2020, os restantes financiadores do projecto, o Banco Islâmico de Desenvolvimento (BID) e o Fundo da OPEP para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (OFID), emitiram cartas de…
One of Mozambique’s most significant power sector investments, the $506 million Temane Transmission Project (TTP), will commence construction later this year.
This Power Africa-supported project will deliver much-needed electricity from power plants at Temane in the northern part of Inhambane Province to the nation’s capital, Maputo, in the south via a 563 kilometer transmission line.
In December 2020, remaining project funders, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), issued letters of effectiveness, approving disbursement of their portion of debt funding.
Partnership finalized at Leaders Summit on Climate
Mega Solar is a partnership between Power Africa and the Governments of the Republic of Botswana and Namibia, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), and the African Development Bank to support the development of Southern Africa’s largest solar-generation project, which is estimated to result in 2–5 gigawatts of solar power. A memorandum of intent was signed between all partners this month.
Lack of access to a reliable and sustainable energy supply remains a pressing concern for approximately 85 percent of Malawian households, a condition that hampers economic growth and development.
“I use candles or paraffin lamps for lighting. This makes it difficult for my children to do their homework at night,” Chrissy Kasawe, Chalendewa, Malawi
To accelerate universal access to dependable electricity, in July 2019, Power Africa launched the Solar Home System (SHS) Kick-Starter Program for Malawi, providing financial assistance and operational support to help private sector SHS companies scale operations and sales in rural and urban communities.
Os parceiros da Power Africa vão criar uma infraestrutura energética vital
A colaboração entre a Power Africa, o Banco Africano de Desenvolvimento (BAD), e o Governo da República de Angola está a criar uma infraestrutura de transmissão e distribuição que irá evacuar cerca de 1 000 megawatts (MW) de norte a sul para melhorar o acesso à eletricidades, reforçar a viabilidade financeira do setor energético e ligar Angola aos mercados regionais.
“Thieves and bandits come when it is dark. Our customers are in need of security.”
— Alice Katula, Bboxx Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alice Katula lives in Bunia, the capital city of Ituri Province in the northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a region that has struggled with political instability for decades. Here, where just five percent of 830,000 households have access to electricity, the dark nighttime hours mean heightened risk to families and property.
Power Africa Partners to Build Critical Energy Infrastructure
Collaboration between Power Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Government of the Republic of Angola is building transmission and distribution infrastructure that will evacuate around 1,000 megawatts (MW) from North to South to improve access to electricity, strengthen the financial viability of the power sector and connect Angola to regional markets.
For decades, Angola’s national electricity grid had major supply gaps: There was no interconnection between the northern, central, and southern parts of the country, leading to regional power shortages and unreliable service. …
By Carla Visser, Power Africa Off-grid Project
“As a woman, I am able and happy to change the stereotype of what a technician looks like,” said Mandali Live, an OffGridBox field technician from Kigali, Rwanda.
Because of social stigmas and prejudices, women are often excluded from education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). With only one third of jobs in the renewable energy sector held by women, women are disproportionately under-represented. …
This is Part 3 of a three-part series on Power Africa’s role in expanding access to electricity in Uganda, focused on communities in the Ssese Islands, Lake Victoria.
Seventy percent of Uganda’s workforce is engaged in agriculture. Ensuring that this largely off-grid population can access productive use of energy (PUE) applications, such as solar irrigation, refrigeration, and milling, has the potential to improve agricultural yield and increase individual monthly income, all while connecting smallholder farmers to bigger markets, improving lives, and strengthening the agricultural sector in Uganda.
The work to make solar PUE applications readily…
Andrew Ssentongo, Founder of GRS Commodities, had no illusions about how hard it would be to start an off-grid energy company in Uganda.
“It was like crossing the valley of death,” he says.
During GRS Commodities’ early years, he often asked himself, “What can I sell in the next month to earn $1,000?”
At one point, he even sold his car because the company had to raise…