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Engie inaugurates mini-grid with productive uses on Lake Victoria

Engie Equatorial, a joint venture of Engie Energy Access and central African off-grid power company Equatorial Power, has inaugurated a 600kWp mini-grid on Lolwe island on Lake Victoria. The grid will provide power to more than 3,000 households and 700 businesses.

Issue 453 - 17 January 2022

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Investment returns face a squeeze from undersupply of projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced on 29 June that South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF) and the Export-Import Bank of Korea had signed an agreement to provide $600m to co-finance energy projects in Africa. It adds to the glut of funds targeting the African power sector, but oversupply of donor money – or undersupply of projects – is driving interest rates down and causing concern amongst financiers.

Issue 442 - 08 July 2021

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