Southern Africa

  • ENGIE unveils its first mini-grid in Zambia April 3, 2019 ENGIE unveils its first mini-grid in ZambiaENGIE, a global low-carbon energy and services player has unveiled its first PowerCorner smart mini-grid in Zambia. The mini-grid located in Chitandika village in eastern Zambia will provide electricity to 378 households which until now had no access to electricity.
  • Local Wind Turbine Manufacture Resumes in South Africa March 12, 2019 Local Wind Turbine Manufacture Resumes in South AfricaGRI Renewable Industries, a Spanish wind turbine tower maker has resumed operations at its GRI Towers South Africa factory on the west coast of South Africa.
  • USAID Launches Solar Home Systems Program in Malawi February 21, 2019 USAID Launches Solar Home Systems Program in MalawiThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, recently launched a solar home systems (SHS) program to expand energy access in Malawi.
  • Ramaphosa Address Brings Clarity to South African Energy Sector February 13, 2019 Ramaphosa Address Brings Clarity to South African Energy SectorBrenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) saying it has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the South African energy sector.
  • Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower Project January 30, 2019 Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower ProjectZesa Holdings, Zimbabwe’s power utility is seeking to raise USD128 million to finance the construction of the 30 MW Gairezi hydropower station.