News & Events
11/08/2017 - Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique ( SEFA, en anglais), hébergé par la Banque Africaine de Développement, vient d’approuver un don de 975 000 dollars EU en faveur de la République du Togo afin de lui permettre de démarrer le projet « CIZO » consacré à l’électrification rurale hors-réseau par kits solaires domestiques en mode PAYGO.
11/08/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US$ 695,500 grant to NEO I SPV Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of OnePower Lesotho Pty Ltd., to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of the winning project of the 2016 Lesotho 20 MW solar PV tender, foreseen to become the first utility-scale solar PV project in Lesotho.
29/06/2017 - The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors approved a US $3-million grant of the Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for Phase 2 of the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Programme (GMG MDP). Implemented by the Bank-hosted SEforALL Africa Hub, the GMG MDP’s objective is to support the scale-up of investments in commercially viable GMG projects through a broad range of interventions to improve the enabling environment. The project seeks to remove or reduce market barriers at regional scale and strengthen the ecosystem for the emergence of a thriving GMG sector in Sub-Saharan Africa – contributing significantly to the objectives of SEforALL and the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
19/06/2017 - Le Fonds des Energies Durables pour l’Afrique (SEFA), logé à la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD), a approuvé un don de 985,500 dollars EU pour améliorer la bancabilité et atteindre le bouclage financier d’un projet intégré, comprenant la construction de deux petites centrales hydroélectriques et des réseaux de transmission et de distribution.
05/05/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of a 20MW off-grid solar PV rooftop project on buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide. The joint Oxygen and Old Mutual Zimbabwe project aims at compensating for the significant baseload lapses of the national grid and at providing reliable electricity to hundreds of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are already tenants at the Old Mutual premises. In doing so, the Project will substitute large quantities of diesel oil used as backup fuel.
30/03/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) brought together more than 180 stakeholders across the off-grid energy sector on Tuesday, March 28, in the context of “Energy Week” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan to discuss interventions to support the scale-up of energy access investments. The overarching objective was to unleash an “Off-Grid Energy Revolution”, to provide up to 75 million households and businesses not covered by the power grid with modern, clean and affordable electricity using decentralized solar technologies.
27/02/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $995,000-grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a programme to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids (GMG) through the creation of an enabling policy, institutional and regulatory framework, as well as direct support to project development and financing.
05/01/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $992,000-grant to support the preparation of 7.8-MW hydropower project (HPP) in Kenya. The project is based on standard run-of-the-river technology, but features an innovative community ownership structure, where financial returns will also accrue to members of the Mutunguru community in Central Kenya, mainly due to a shareholding structure where communities actually receive a fixed small share of the project’s profits.
05/01/2017 - The African Development Bank-hosted Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on November 29, 2016 a US $870,000 preparation grant for Tanzania’s the Rural Energy Agency (REA) to structure the Renewable Energy Investment Facility (REIF), which will provide affordable finance to private sector clean energy projects providing energy access to rural communities in Tanzania. Specifically, the SEFA grant will include advisory support, development of operational guidelines, risk mitigation framework, fund manager identification, technical and institutional support for the REA towards the establishment of REIF and capacity building for relevant public sector institutions/agencies and private sector project developers.
15/12/2016 - The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on December 13 a US $993,000 grant to the Earth Energy Company Limited, a Ugandan firm, to prepare the first-ever biomass gasification project in the country, expected to add 20 Megawatts of baseload power to the national grid. Specifically, the grant will facilitate the conduct of preliminary studies needed for the project to kick off. These include a complete technical feasibility study, environmental and social impact assessment, a feed and detailed engineering design, as well as project management activities. This support is part of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) efforts to scale up private investments in renewable energy.