IPP Serengeti Energy secures US$20m to increase production of renewable energy

AFRICA – Serengeti Energy, a Sub-Saharan independent power producer (IPP) has secured US$20 million from Swedish Development Finance Institution to increase the production of renewable energy and promote sustainable economic development. Serengeti Energy develops, constructs, owns and operates grid-connected renewable energy resources in a region that is currently heavily dependent on fossil fuels. The investment is made in a region…

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Alpha Namibia secures bid to provide 18MW solar power to Namibia

NAMIBIA – Alpha Namibia Industrial Renewable Power Limited (ANIREP) has been selected as the preferred bidder for an Independent Power Producers (IPP) bid for the provision of 18.5 Megawatt power via the Modified Single Buyer (MSB) Framework. This is now only still subject to the successful conclusion of the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). On completion of this…

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IPP Total Eren has been chosen to design, finance and build solar power plant in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren, the subsidiary of the French oil group TotalEnergies has been chosen by the Mozambican authorities to design, finance and build a solar power plant in the Dondo district of Mozambique. Mozambique’s Energy Regulatory Authority (ARENE) has finally chosen Total Eren to implement the project as a public-private partnership (PPP). The subsidiary of…

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IPP Access Aussenkehr starts work on the 20 MWp Khan solar power plant

NAMIBIA – Independent power producer (IPP) Access Aussenkehr Solar One Namibia has launched the construction of the Khan solar photovoltaic power plant in the Erongo province of Namibia. The project involves the construction of a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 20 MWp. The Namibia-based independent power producer (IPP) will invest no less than N$300 million (US$20.6…

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A.P. Moller Capital acquires 87 MW independent power producer, Thika power

KENYA – A.P. Moller Capital, a fund management company, has acquired Thika Power, an 87 MW independent power producer located in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. With this acquisition, A.P. Moller Capital will own two power plants located in Nairobi with a combined capacity of 140MW. This will make A.P. Moller Capital’s power platform, East Africa Infrastructure Platform Limited, one of…

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IPP Lekela Power set to connect its wind farm to Egypt’s national grid

EGYPT – Lekela Power, an Independent Power Producer (IPP), has announced that it is connecting the first part of its West Bakr wind farm to Egypt’s national grid and will eventually have a capacity of 250 MW. This joint venture between the British investment fund Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power is connecting 20 wind turbines from its West Bakr wind…

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Sturdee Energy signs first two solar PV power purchase agreements in Botswana

BOTSWANA – Sturdee Energy, a Sub-Saharan Africa-focused independent power producer (IPP), has signed two power purchase agreements with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for the country’s first two solar PV IPP projects. A 3MW (AC) solar PV project will be created in Bobonong in the central district of Botswana and a 1MW project will be built in Shakawe in the…

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IPP Legendre Energie signs contract for its 50 MWp solar power plant

MALI – Independent Power Producer (IPP) Legendre Energie, the subsidiary of the French group Legendre, has just signed a 25-year concession contract for its 50 MWp solar power plant in Fana with the Malian Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Energy The future solar photovoltaic power plant will be built under the BOOT (Build-Own-Operate-Transfer) model, a…

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Botswana issues license for first large-scale solar power plant

BOTSWANA – The government of Botswana through its energy regulator has granted a generation license for a 100MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, a company executive told IOL, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large-scale solar plant in the country. The southern African nation does not currently have large-scale solar power generation and…

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Windhoek invites bids from IPPs to generate 25MWp of solar power

NAMIBIA – The municipality of Windhoek, Namibia has launched a call for expressions of interest for the financing, construction and operation of a 25 MWp solar photovoltaic plant. The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) interested in the tender have until 19 August 2021 to submit their bids. The municipality intends to rely on an independent power producer (IPP) to install a…

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