A solar mini-grid in Nigeria - Image: Arnergy

03 JAN 2017 | Power for All, an international campaign to accelerate universal energy access, has called on the Nigerian Government to intensify partnerships with development organizations that support off-grid renewables in order to speed up access to electricity. In Nigeria, 100 million people live without access to the centralised grid, while four in every five enterprises use diesel generators.



World Future Energy Summit
January 16–19

Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Africa Energy Indaba
February 21–22

Johannesburg, South Africa

SEforAll Forum
April 3-5

New York, USA

The Solar Future Nigeria
April 25-26

Lagos, Nigeria


ESI Africa: Exclusive interview with Ify Malo, Nigeria campaign director for Power for All
18 OCT 2016 | “One opportunity we see currently is the huge investor interest in the renewable energy market in Nigeria. There is a significant uptick of renewable energy investments in the country, and it is clear that Nigeria is on the cusp of an energy revolution.”

Thompson Reuters Foundation: To end poverty by 2030, we need energy access for all by 2020
11 OCT 2016 | By William Brent
Energy access, aka SDG7, is fundamental. Which means it must be achieved far earlier than 2030 to give the other electricity-reliant goals—education, healthcare, gender, water, agriculture, sanitation—enough time to be implemented. We’re making progress, but must work faster to reach sustainable energy for all goals by 2030.

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First of Kind Solar Pilot in Sierra Leone
01 DEC 2016 | Today the Sierra Leone Association for Microfinance Institutions and the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone  launched a pioneering household solar pilot project. The pilot—which will enable 1000 families to affordably purchase clean, safe home solar units.

Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria - Launched
24 NOV 2016 | Today industry leaders come together for the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) at the West African Power Industry Convention. The launch will be attended by guests from over 100 organizations working in, and supporting, the renewable energy sector in Nigeria.

100+ Partners Driving Power for All
12 OCT 2016 | Power for All, a global campaign to radically accelerate the adoption of renewable, decentralized energy solutions and eradicate energy poverty, announced today that it surpassed its pledge to recruit 100 civil society and private sector partners. 

Power for All Launches Call to Action for Development Banks to End Energy Poverty before 2030
14 APR 2016 | Power for All calls on development banks to integrate the energy access opportunity cost into their funding decisions and take steps to radically accelerate energy access for the 1+ billion people living without electricity.

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Vanguard: Stakeholders make case for renewable energy
17 JAN 2017 | In a bid to meet the Sustainable Energy For All benchmark set by the Nigerian government, stakeholders in the renewable energy sub-sector have called on the federal government to provide enabling environment to engender development of decentralized renewables. 

Photo: Practical Action

Photo: Practical Action

This Day: The Renewable Energy Option
04 JAN 2017 | Nigeria needs 12,000 MW of power but can barely produce 4,000, 17 per cent of what one hydropower station in China generates. But the problem is not just the number of megawatts: but how many people and businesses can access energy. How do we get out of the crisis? We need to give decentralised renewables a try.

Daily Trust: Agency advocates free tariff on imported renewable energy equipment
26 DEC 2016 | Power for All, an international campaign canvassing for access to electricity in Nigeria, has advocated the removal of payment of tariff on assured renewable energy technologies’ equipment imported into Nigeria. 

Transport Day: Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria Debuts
05 DEC 2016 | The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) was launched at the annual West African Power Industry Convention. REAN’s members manufacture, install, maintain, sell and finance renewable energy solutions, including rapidly deployable decentralised technologies.

Photo: Mathieu Young

Photo: Mathieu Young

Awoko: First household solar pilot kits launched in Sierra Leone
05 DEC 2016 | The Sierra Leone Association for Microfinance Institutions (SLAMFI) and the Renewable Energy Association of Sierra Leone (REASL) came together to launch the pioneering household solar pilot project in Sierra Leone on the 1st of December.

ESI Africa: Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria – launched
25 NOV 2016 | At the WAPIC conference, industry leaders witnessed the launch of the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria, which will aid the country’s 2030 energy mix. Decentralised and renewable energy solutions we cited as a fast and affordable way to increase power generation and energy access.

All Africa: Sierra Leone: Off-Grid Solar Can Save Lives in Salone
23 NOV 2016 | Civil society organizations joined together to support the Power for All campaign in Sierra Leone, driving energy access and improving access to vital services. Off-grid solar and other renewable solutions can save lives by powering medical equipment, refrigerating vaccines and illuminating emergency operations. 

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