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ENGIE Energy Access, a provider of solar homes systems and mini-grid solutions, has launched a hybrid 90kW mini-grid to connect unelectrified households and small businesses in Nigeria
ArcelorMittal South Africa is embarking on a process to develop two 100MW renewable energy projects in Gauteng and the Western Cape
Wärtsilä has signed a 10-year Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with Malicounda Power SAS of Senegal
The Sovereign Fund of Egypt has signed a framework agreement with Norway’s government pension fund and Norwegian clean energy developer Scatec to develop renewable energy and green hydrogen projects in nine African countries
Under the agreement, the partner will target green projects in Tanzania, Ghana, South Sudan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Djibouti, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The parties will form a coordination committee to explore potential investments in the nine countries and conduct feasibility studies before seeking to develop and finance the schemes.
Earlier in March, Egypt signed a US$5bn MoU with Scatec to develop a green hydrogen and green ammonia plant in the Suez Canal area.
The green hydrogen and ammonia facility will be located in the SCZONE in Ain Sokhna Industrial Zone and will be powered by renewable energy plants to be built in close proximity on an area of land allocated by NREA. The plant will be designed so it can be expanded up to three million tonnes a year in the future.
The board of directors of the African Development Fund has approved a US$5.5mn technical assistance grant to start the roll-out of the flagship Desert to Power initiative in the Eastern Sahel region countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan