Sierra Leone Minister of Energy, Henry Macauley 

23 MAR 2017 | Civil society, private sector and government made a commitment in a joint "call to action" on access to renewable energy. Commitments will accelerate the growth of the decentralized renewable energy market, vital for reaching 6 million people living in energy poverty. Stake-holders also pledged to work closely together in energy access planning and implementation to speed up progress.

EVENTS

 

AfDB Energy Week
March 27-30

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Power for All: Call to Action
March 28

Harare, Zimbabwe

SEforAll Forum
April 3-5

New York, USA

The Solar Future Nigeria
April 25-26

Lagos, Nigeria


Articles

Decentralized Energy: New year, new opportunities for distributed renewables
24 JAN 2016 | By Susie Wheeldon & William Brent
With the new year come new opportunities for decentralized energy around the world. From NGOs to utilities, government initiatives to investor-driven funds, established bases to new frontiers and across the technology spectrum, decentralized renewables and energy storage are entering 2017 on a high note.  

ESI Africa: Exclusive interview with Ify Malo, Nigeria campaign director for Power for All
18 OCT 2016 | With Ify Malo
“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.”

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PRESS RELEASES

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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IN THE NEWS

Awareness: GoSL and Other Stakeholder Make Bold Commitments to Energy Access
24 MAR 2017 | Civil At an event on decentralized renewable energy, Minister of Energy and Power Ambassador Henry Macauley said the government, private sector, donors and civil society organizations need to unite to make solid commitments to accelerate energy access. 

Photo: Practical Action

Photo: Practical Action

Business Day: FG reaffirms commitment to renewable energy
23 MAR 2017 | In continuation of its efforts to ensure the provision of electricity 24 hours a day for all Nigerians, the Federal Government on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to support the growth of renewable energy in the country. 

ThisDay: Edozien: FG to Kick-start Rural Electrification Fund with N2bn
23 MAR 2017 | The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Mr. Louis Edozien, disclosed that the government has planned to kick-start the REF with N2billion in the 2017 budget, to enable private investors with viable off grid renewable electricity projects to access finance.

Photo: Mathieu Young

Photo: Mathieu Young

Punch: FG approves N2bn for Rural Electrification Fund
23 MAR 2017 | The Federal Government on Wednesday announced that it would jumpstart the Rural Electrification Fund with N2bn and that this had been provided for in the 2017 budget estimates.

The Guardian: FG approves N82b for roads, votes N2.3b for rural electrification
23 MAR 2017 | The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Louis Edozien, said the Federal Government has concluded plans to launch more than N2.3 billion rural electrification fund, subject to the approval of the National Assembly.

Vanguard: Why govt needs to review taxes, tariffs on renewable energy components
06 FEB 2017 | Campaign Director for Power For All in Nigeria, Ify Malo, urged the Federal Government to address the issue of taxes and tariffs for renewable energy components in the country, to enable the growth of the distributed renewables sector, and millions of people to access power.

Vanguard: Nigeria has large market for renewable energy
02 FEB 2017 | As the  largest country in Africa, Nigeria has the greatest number of people without access to electricity on the continent—60 per cent of the population. The size of the off-grid market means that Nigeria offers a great opportunity for the decentralized renewables sector. 

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