Use this space to advertise your project related proposals (invitation to tenders, invitations to events & partnerships).

EEP is now supporting the project developers to expand the reach of their public announcements. If you wish to share your project notification here, please send the finalized document to eep.eco@kpmg.fi email address. Keep the text brief and add a link or a PDF to the notification, if you wish to provide additional information.

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GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Africa Working Group


GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Africa Working Group / Exhibition: Meet the Utilities Innovators
9-10 July 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Africa Regional Working Group will take place on 9-10 July in Dar es Salaam with Innovators’ Exhibition on Monday 10 July. The exhibition provides an opportunity to see interactive displays of 10-20 innovative products and services being rolled out in energy, water and sanitation across Africa. 

In addition to the Exhibition, the purpose of the Working Group is to convene members of the energy, water and sanitation ecosystems together, and help build opportunity for mobile-enabled energy services. It will provide a key opportunity for networking and hearing about some of the new developments in reaching underserved communities with basic utility services.

A full list of exhibitors will be shared with the registered. For registration, please contact m4dutilities@gsma.com.

Technical Assumptions Used in PV Financial Models: Review of Current Practices and Recommendations


Leonardo Energy organizes a webinar on Photovoltaic Power Systems
5 July 2017, 15:00 CEST

Photovoltaic (PV) financial models are used by project developers, banks and asset managers to evaluate the profitability of a PV project. A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) presents an overview of current practices for financial modelling of PV investments and reviews them in view of technical and financial risks during the different phases of a PV project. The webinar focuses on establishing common practices for translating the technical parameters of performance and reliability into financial terms. The presentations give a comprehensive set of practical guidelines and recommendations for mitigating and hedging financial risks in a PV investment.

Download the report and enroll for the webinar >>

REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report launched


Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money!

REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report has been launched and it presents developments and trends of renewable energy worldwide in 2016. EEP S&EA has also been mentioned in the report and the EEP Energy Efficiency In-Depth study is referenced on page 102.

The full report can be accessed on the REN21 website where you can also find SADC Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status Report with very interesting Infographics highlighting e.g. renewable energy investments in some of the EEP S&EA countries.

Please share forward the up-to-date information on development in the renewable energy sector!

Webinar 22 June: Reaping the benefits of energy access: Gender, policy, and practice


The Smart Villages network organises a webinar about experiences with gender policy and practice in the rural energy sector 

Several speakers will share their experiences with the topic and discuss the policy-level needs to ensure that women and girls have access to energy – and that the communities benefit from this access. Join the webinar organised by The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and Smart Villages on Thursday 22 June 2017, 9am EST /  2pm UK.

Read more about the webinar and register >>

Mobisol honoured with a Judges’ Special Award at Ashden Awards 2017


Former EEP grantee Mobisol recognised for its achievements in electrifying East Africa

Thirteen organisations and programmes spanning three continents have been announced as sustainable energy leaders and winners of the 2017 Ashden Awards. Mobisol was among the 8 international winners and honoured with a Judge’s Special Award for its pioneering work for affordable solar power and pay-as-you-go technology in East Africa.

Read the story of Mobisol and other winners of Ashden Awards 2017 >> 

Nordic Climate Facility to launch a new CfP in August 2017


Climate as Business – Testing innovative green business concepts

Nordic Climate Facility is a challenge fund that provides grant opportunities for innovative green business ideas. NCF will launch a new Call for Proposals in August and EEP project developers are encouraged to create partnerships between Nordic and African organizations and apply for funding. The eligible African countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Read more about NCF and stay tuned for updates on the next CfP in August 2017 >>

Call for Proposals: Embassy of Finland in Lusaka - Fund for Local Cooperation


Interesting opportunity to EEP project developers and other actors promoting inclusive green growth in Zambia!

The Embassy of Finland invites Zambian civil society organizations and private companies to apply for funding from the Fund for Local Cooperation. The objective is to promote a more dynamic and responsible private sector through results-based (development, pilot, scale up or feasibility) projects in areas of agribusiness and/or forestry, access to sustainable energy and/or waste management and recycling.

Read more about the instructions and application process. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 5 June 2017.

Perspectives of Absolute Energy’s mini-grid customers on Kitobo Island in Uganda


EEP project developer Absolute Energy has produced a video introducing the perspectives of mini-grid customers and staff on the island of Kitobo in Uganda. The 230kWp solar power plant with 520 kWh battery storage was launched on one of the Ugandan islands in Lake Victoria late last year and it currently serves the entire population composed of 555 households and 50 businesses there. Thanks to electricity, new homes and businesses are going up at the edge of the village, and the local police has registered new residents moving from the neighbouring islands to Kitobo.

Watch the video and listen to what local people think about the model >>


CfP: Support to Reform in the Energy Sector in Lesotho


The European Union has launched a CfP: “Energy efficient household devices, distribution, after-sales structures and Mini-grids for exploring economic growth potential in rural areas” with the objective to increasingly commercialise access to improved energy household devices. Target groups include rural households and rural small enterprises in need of access to energy in Lesotho. The overall indicative amount made available under this CfP is EUR 4 000 000 (approx. 55.3 million Maloti).

More information on the grants >> 

Envirofit and SunCulture recognized as game-changers in the field of clean energy technology and innovation by Bloomberg New Energy Finance


EEP-funded project developers have received valuable recognition as both Envirofit and SunCulture were selected among the 10 New Energy Pioneers by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Congratulations!

This year a record number of 170 applicants were judged on the innovativeness of their business model, ability to demonstrate momentum and potential for global scale. In earlier years, EEP project developers d.light and Mobisol have been among the winners. EEP team is honored to support these innovative companies promoting clean energy technology in Africa!

Read more about the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers >>


Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017


Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017      

Nairobi, Kenya / LAICO Regency Hotel /  27-28 June 2017

African solar resources bring tremendous opportunities to the solar and energy storage industry. Africa Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo is the largest congress that focuses on energy storage market in Africa. Participants  are invited to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions for solar and energy storage development especially in Kenya, South Africa, Morocco,Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

Read more and register here>>

BetterWorld Energy regenerates Zambian mine sites to produce biodiesel and biomass charcoal


BetterWorld Energy has successfully planted the first Pongamia tree at the abandoned tailings storage facility in Northern Zambia, with an aim to plant 40,000 square metres with 2,000 trees as a pilot, before moving on to revegetate 1000 ha and produce 7 million litres of biodiesel and 20,000 tons of biomass charcoal substitute. The EEP grant enabled BetterWorld to carry out a feasibility study for this project, which is the first ever mine site regeneration with Pongamia in Africa. Watch a video about BetterWorld’s pioneering bioenergy project.


SunCulture and !nspiraFarms among Top3 for Start Up Energy Transition Awards


EEP supported SunCulture and !nspiraFarms were selected amongst 100+ applicants as Top3 finalists for Start Up Energy Transition Award in the category Special Prize “Start Up SDG7”. The start-ups in this category are working towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

The Start Up Energy Transition Award is a facilitator linking start-ups, non-profits, corporates, investors & venture capitalists and the public sector. The Award Ceremony will take place at the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival in Berlin on March 20. Visit the event’s website to find out all 18 finalists in 6 categories >>


Ashden Awards shortlist features two EEP Project Developers SunCulture and Mobisol


EEP supported companies SunCulture and Mobisol were honored to be shortlisted as finalists for this year’s International Ashden Awards. At the award ceremony on June 15 in London, they will be competing for the prestigious prize with 12 other sustainable energy organizations. Check out the presentations of all international finalists here >>  


Women’s Energy Entrepreneurship workshop held in Nairobi


Jessica Alderman, Director of Communications & Public Relations at EEP funded Envirofit participated in the Women’s Energy Entrepreneurship workshop in Nairobi last week. The event’s theme this year was Empowering Women Energy Entrepreneurs & Scaling Access to Energy. Alderman got a chance to speak publicly about Envirofit’s cookstove programme, their successes and lessons learned to experts from across the world implementing women’s empowerment programs. On the event’s website you can read about the current discussions on women’s energy entrepreneurship and access some materials of the workshop.


Awarded video of Titimane biomass project in Mozambique


EEP supported project developers Sociedade Algodoeira do Niassa JFS and Energías de Portugal wanted to share this great illustrative video demonstrating electricity production from biomass in the rural village of Titimane, Mozambique. The aim of the EEP project is to implement a hybrid solar/biomass mini-grid for 900 households in Titimane. The animated video promotes public participation, environmental protection and technical innovation, and it was selected as a reference project in the category of Communication and Participation at the international competition “Good Practice of the Year Award” organized by the Renewables Grid Initiative.


Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum 2017


Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum 2017

Cape Town, South Africa / Belmond Mount Nelson / 2-3 February

This forum formerly known as the hugely successful Powering Africa: Finance Options will evolve into a high level dialogue focusing on the opportunities to finance energy and energy related infrastructure projects in Southern, East and North Africa. The meeting forms part of EnergyNet’s Growing Economies portfolio, which takes a closer look at the rapidly developing opportunities for project developers in new energy markets across the globe.
See the agenda and register here >>


African Utility Week


African Utility Week 2017

Cape Town, South Africa / CTICC / 16-18 May 2017

The 17th annual African Utility Week is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals. African Utility Week offers a unique networking opportunity for engineers, stakeholders and solution providers alike.

Read more and register here >>


Three EEP S&EA project developers longlisted for 2017 Ashden Awards


Congratulations Kingo Energy, Mobisol and SunCulture!

Three EEP S&EA project developers are among the 48 organizations longlisted for the global 2017 Ashden Awards. This prestigious awards scheme was established in 2001 to celebrate sustainable energy pioneers both in the UK and the developing world. In addition to the prize sum, the winners receive access to Ashden’s global platform to promote their work, and a tailored package of support to grow further. Shortlists for each Award category will be announced in March, with the Awards to be presented at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 15 June 2017.

Learn more about Ashden’s mission, programme and the past awards winners on the Ashden website.


SunCulture CEO Samir Ibrahim named one of Forbes 2017 Under 30 winners


EEP S&EA supported SunCulture is proud to announce the CEO Samir Ibrahim being named one of Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 winners.

With fierce competition of over 15,000 nominations for just 600 spots, the 30 Under 30 recognizes top young game-changers and entrepreneurs. Previous winners include Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, and SNL’s Kate McKinnon. SunCulture is grateful for this recognition of what the company has achieved over the past 3 years – with 1,000 farmers earning higher incomes, almost 2 billion liters of water conserved annually, and over $2.5 million in annual farmer cost savings and increased revenues – all based on Samir’s founding vision of bringing all farmers out of poverty.

You can read Samir’s bio on Forbes here and more about the rest of the energy winners here. 


EEP S&EA receives attention at EAPIC 2016


Watch the interviews of EEP S&EA Programme Director Wim Jonker Klunne and Barefoot Power Africa’s CFO Faith Chege

EEP S&EA received positive attention at the latest East African Power Industry (EAPIC) forum in Nairobi as the Programme Director Wim Jonker Klunne was interviewed on stage by ESI Africa Power Journal. Watch the video and listen to Wim’s thoughts about EEP’s development!

In another video EEP supported Barefoot Power Africa Ltd’s Chief Financial Officer Faith Chege talks about the Future Energy Leader recognition she was honored with at EAPIC. Watch the award-winner Fait Chege’s interview here.



ZIMEC 2017


ZIMEC 2017

Lusaka, Zambia / 22-23 June 2017

For 6 years, Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference & Exhibition (ZIMEC) has played a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable growth path for the development of Zambia’s mining and energy sectors. The 7th ZIMEC event will bring together government, industry players, and other stakeholders to connect, share idea and continue strengthening the country’s economy.

Read more and register here >>


Power and Electricity World Africa 2017


Power and Electricity World Africa 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa / Sandton Conference Centre /28-29 March 2017

The 20th annual Power and Electricity World Africa is the leading marketplace and ideas exchange for African power producers, large energy users and governments, hungry for innovative solutions. The event is co-located with three other shows with more specific focus; The Solar Show Africa 2017, The Water Show Africa 2017 and Energy Efficiency World.

Read more and register here >>


Africa Energy Indaba 2017


Africa Energy Indaba

Johannesburg, South Africa / Sandton Conference Centre /21-22 February 2017

The Africa Energy Indaba Conference will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the continent. The event provides an opportunity to network with energy sector experts and decision-makers planning and developing the 21st century energy requirements for Africa. In the Indaba Exhibition over 100 leading energy suppliers will be showcasing the latest technologies, equipment and services.

Read more and register here >>


Power Tech Africa 2017


Power Tech Africa 2017 

Nairobi, Kenya / Crowne Plaza / 30-31 January 2017

Power Tech Africa 2017 Conference is a knowledge sharing platform focusing mainly on implementation of Smart Grid / Off-Grid projects using renewable energy for a better and reliable power transmission, identifying sources of capitalizing renewable power projects and exploring Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policies for better project implementation. 

Read more here>>

Solar-Works! first PAYG SHS provider in Mozambique


On Thursday the 24th of November, Solar-Works! officially launched its inclusive solar services for off grid customers in Mozambique. The event marked the opening of the company’s first shop, warehouse and head office in Matola. EEP S&EA is supporting Solarworks! in its expansion of operations in Mozambique.

Read more about Solar-Works! and their project in Mozambique here >>

Scaling up off-grid renewable energy projects in Africa


The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is an international business association working towards the clean energy access in rural areas worldwide. ARE offers a variety of support services including marketing & advocacy, intelligence and business promotion as well as an Off-grid Matchmaking Platform. EEP S&EA cooperates with ARE on knowledge sharing.

If you are interested in ARE, read more about their services here>> 

Ashden Awards 2017


Ashden Awards – submit your application 

Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure for excellence in the field of green energy. The award winners are selected by various developments aspects, which are also represented in the EEP Programme. Thus, we encourage the EEP project developers to apply for the award!

Submit your application by 8 November.

Read more and apply here>>

Windaba 2016



Cape Town / 2-4 November 

Windaba Conference and Exhibition is Africa’s Premier Wind Energy conference. This 6th annual event is once again proudly brought to you by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Read more and register here>>

2017 World Hydropower Congress


2017 World Hydropower Congress

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / African Union Commission / 9–11 May 2017

The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will bring together leaders and specialists to set the course for hydropower’s contribution to future energy and water systems. How to do ‘better hydro’ in a changing world will be a central theme.

Read more>>

35MW Biomass Plant and community forestry project in Swaziland

Sustainable Swaziland – investment opportunity

Montigny holds 60 000 Ha. of FSC Certified Plantations. The company is currently in the process of agreeing partners to take the project from pre-feasibility to bankable feasibility and to invest in the plant’s construction and operations. Biomass from plantations and sawmills will power a 35 MW plant to be completed within 3 yrs. The plant can supply over 28% of Swaziland’s total electricity demand sustainably (displacing imported thermal power). The program will uplift the local economy by at least several hundred million Rand through job creation, increased local investment and a reduced reliance on imports. Montigny has signed an MoU with the Utility (SEC) and confirmed support from The Regulators.

Read the project overview and detailed information: Sustainable Swaziland – Monigny Investments (003)

Read more about Montigny and contact the company here>>

IOREC 2016


International Off-grid renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition 

Nairobi / 30 September – 1 October 

The 3rd edition of the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition (IOREC) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th September and 1st October 2016. The Conference is being organized by IRENA in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Energy & Petroleum and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE).

In parallel with the Conference, ARE will organise an exhibition to give the private sector an opportunity to showcase products and projects, and offer participants ample networking occasions.

Read more>>

EAPIC 2016

EAPIC Conference and Exhibition

Nairobi, Kenya / 21-22 September 2016 / KICC

Largest and longest running regional power conference and exhibition in East Africa

The 2016 EAPIC conference and exhibition will bring together leaders from the regional and international power and energy community to discuss the status of critical projects, spot lucrative opportunities and share best practice. The annual event fosters a platform for key partnerships to be formed, projects to be benchmarked and knowledge to be transferred.
Read more>>

Webinar: Best Practices for Operation and Maintenance of Photovoltaic Arrays


WEBINAR 11 October 2016

Getting superior performance from rooftop solar arrays depends on their proper design, installation, operation and maintenance.

ESI-Africa is providing this exclusive opportunity for you to participate in a learning series offered by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.

We invite you to join us for a webinar, where we will explain how to get optimum value out of systems by avoiding design and installation mistakes, choosing the right components, and establishing an effective monitoring and maintenance program. Event hosts Lucie Garreau-Iles (DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions) and Carel Ballack (Power Quality and Renewable Services, South Africa) will share advice for mounting modules, protecting cables and equipment, and caring for inverters and batteries, as well as guidance on commissioning systems and applicable codes and standards.

Read more and register to the webinar here>>