Selected Projects


A reliable electricity supply to encourage investment in Côte d’Ivoire

17/09/2015 - Situation The Azito Power Expansion Project involves the expansion of an existing 288 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant located in Côte d’Ivoire, into a combined cycle plant, with the addition of a 140 MW heat-recovery steam ...

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Energy & Power


Expanding geothermal development in Kenya: a model for replication

16/09/2015 - Situation Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income fo...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


South African wind energy farm lights up over 120,000 homes while saving carbon emissions: AfDB/CIF-funded

15/09/2015 - Situation In recent years, the South African electricity sector, once operationally efficient, ran into major capacity constraints. As a result, power rationing and other measures instituted to prevent the electricity system from ...

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Lake Turkana Wind Power Project: The largest wind farm project in Africa

18/09/2015 - The Lake Turkana wind power project involves the development and construction of a 300 MW wind farm. The project is located at a remote location, approximately 12 kilometres east of Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya. The project ...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Climate Change


Largest concentrated solar plant in Africa reducing Morocco's dependency on external power

13/11/2015 - Morocco currently depends on external sources for 95 percent of its primary energy needs. Between 2002 and 2012 alone, the country’s energy consumption increased by an average of 7.2 percent. Meanwhile, Morocco’s demand for pr...

Categories: Morocco, Climate Change, Energy & Power


AfDB and SREP help promote renewable energy in Mali

23/10/2014 - With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries (SREP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The SREP financing will bene...

Categories: Mali, Climate Change, Energy & Power


Djibouti-Ethiopia Power Interconnection: Hydro-Powering East Africa

19/09/2013 - ADF Financing, Project Preparation, Advisory and Brokering Role ADF 11 has invested a loan of USD 42.89 million for Ethiopia and loan/grant of USD 54.79 million to co-finance the project with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporati...

Categories: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


Ethiopia-Kenya Power Interconnection: Phases I and II - The Power of Regional Interconnection

19/09/2013 - Within the current global energy crisis, interconnecting the regional electric energy networks is the best alternative to transfer expensive thermal generation into regional as well as international power markets. 1,068 km of hig...

Categories: Ethiopia, Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


Lake Turkana Wind Farm: Enhancing Access to Clean, Affordable Energy in Kenya

19/09/2013 - The Turkana Wind Power Project in Kenya will add 300MW to power generation capacity and will benefit Kenya by providing clean and affordable energy that will reduce the overall energy cost to end consumers. Furthermore, the projec...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure


The Menengai Project Kenya: Pioneering Geothermal Development in East Africa

19/09/2013 - In a country where 84% of the population does not have energy access and where the geothermal potential is among the greatest in the world, the Menengai geothermal steam field development project will exploit a portion of this pot...

Categories: Kenya, Energy & Power, Infrastructure