Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa

20-sep-2019

NIGERIA: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa approves $500,000 grant for clean energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF), a new private equity fund developed by All On, a Nigerian impact investment firm financed by Shell. NEAF will make strategic investments in sustainable energy in Nigeria, particularly in the country’s burgeoning off-grid and mini-grid sectors. The SEFA grant will support specific workstreams to set NEAF in motion and enhance its engagement with private and public sector investors. NEAF will be a...
21-mai-2019

Ethiopia: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund approves grant to spur renewable investments

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank on 17 May 2019 approved a $995,000 grant to support the roll out of a sustainable procurement framework for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in Ethiopia. The SEFA grant will encourage private investments into hydropower projects through Ethiopia’s Renewable Energy Programme. It will strengthen the government’s capacity to undertake bankability and technical analysis including feasibility assessments of projects in the hydro priority pipeline. The grant also provides for environmental and social...
16-mai-2019

Finance climatique – Newsletter N°27 - Août-Octobre 2014

UNE SÉRIE D'ENGAGEMENTS ambitieux sur la finance climatique ont été pris lors du Sommet sur le climat des Nations unies le 23 septembre, sommet qui a rassemblé plus de 120 chefs d'État. Des promesses de contribution ont été faites à hauteur de 2,3 milliards de dollars EU pour le Fonds vert pour le climat ; la Déclaration de New York sur les forêts a récolté plus de 150 signatures, y compris de la part des pays qui se sont engagés à réduire de moitié la déforestation d'ici 2020 et à l'éradiquer d'ici 2030 ; de son côté, la Coalition globale de l'investissement pour le changement climatique a...
27-mar-2019

African Development Bank approves $20 Million facility for Green Mini-Grid Program in Democratic Republic of Congo

The African Development Bank Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema. The DR Congo Green Mini-Grid Program will serve as the pilot to an innovative private-led electrification approach to deploy renewable-based mini-grid solutions in the central African nation. The program will supply power to cities with sizeable populations, some of them with a few hundred thousand inhabitants, without any access to modern energy. With limited grid...
23-nov-2018

Rapport Annuel SEFA 2017

Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique (SEFA) entend promouvoir l’accès à l’énergie et le développement économique local en libérant le potentiel d’investissement dans les projets liés aux énergies renouvelables et à l’efficience énergétique (ER/EE) à petite et moyenne échelle. Les options de financement proposées par le SEFA comprennent les dons pour la préparation de projets, les prises de participation et les dons pour la création d’un environnement favorable.
24-sep-2018

African Development Bank Supports Ghana’s Renewable Energy Sector with $1.5 Million Grant

The African Development Bank has approved a US$1.5 million grant from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), to assist Ghana’s s renewable energy investment drive. The grant will support the Ghana government’s efforts to overcome technical, financial, regulatory and institutional barriers to scaling-up renewable energy investments in the country. The project, which is  part of the Bank-led Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) Investment Plan for Ghana, will complement the Bank’s effort in the Ghana Energy...
09-mai-2018

African Development Bank approves US $1.5 million for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer (IPP) Solar Procurement Program. This approval reaffirms the underpinning principles of the Bank’s New Deal on Energy for Africa and its commitment to developing renewable energy and increasing energy access on the continent. At full 1 GW capacity, the program will assist the government to achieve its national goals of...
16-mar-2018

African Development Bank and the International Solar Alliance team up to drive solar development in Africa

The African Development Bank’s Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Amadou Hott, took part in the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and President Emmanuel Macron of France. About 50 countries were represented by Heads of State and Government and Ministers including 11 African Presidents and several African Prime Ministers, who were joined by solar manufacturers, developers, financial institutions, green funds, innovators, start-ups and NGOs. In his opening...
06-mar-2018

Inclusive Climate-Smart Finance – Reaching those most in need

Addressing the climate challenge rests inter alia on the availability of adequate and sustainable climate-smart finance, along with properly designed mechanisms for its smooth provision. Leveraging such mechanisms has the potential to address socio-economic imbalances and political grievances that aggravate communities’ vulnerability and reduce their resilience to the impacts of climate change and extremes. Implementing an inclusive approach – that takes into account the needs, interests and differential vulnerabilities of men and women – in all aspects of project development, including...
09-jan-2018

Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique soutient la promotion des mini-réseaux verts en République Démocratique du Congo

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a bénéficié le 30 novembre d’une subvention de 994 270 dollars EU du Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique (SEFA) pour promouvoir les projets de mini-réseaux verts (dit GMG en Anglais) et faciliter les investissements privés dans ce sous-secteur. Le programme d’appui aux mini-réseaux verts du SEFA cadre totalement avec l’engagement de la Banque africaine de developpement de soutenir les projets d’infrastructures énergétiques, de changement climatique et d’adaptation. Le projet s’inscrit dans le « New Deal...
04-jan-2018

African Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund, Global Environment Facility and Calvert Impact Capital partner in US $55-million investment into Off-Grid Energy Access Fund

On December 15, the African Development Bank’s Board approved a US $30-million investment in the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (“FEI OGEF”). This follows the approval of additional investments of US $10 million from Calvert Impact Capital (CIC), US $8.5 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and €6 million from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). In addition, the NDF will provide a €0.5-million grant for technical assistance to support deal structuring and capacity development. FEI OGEF is a US $100-million...
21-déc-2017

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa improves waste-to-energy electricity in Kenya with US $1 million grant

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a grant of US $ 995,000 to Asticom Kenya Ltd., to support the construction of a 10 megawatt (MW) grid-connected municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The grant will fund the cost of conducting a full environmental and social impact assessment, detailed engineering designs, and  provide project-related legal advisory services, as well as financial/transaction advisory services. The project will be located in Kibera, a suburb of Nairobi, and will generate electricity from...
07-déc-2017

African Development Bank leads the way in renewable energy

In line with the New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$324 million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and keep economic growth on track. Scaling up investments in energy is the African Development Bank Group’s top High 5 priority, in a continent where more than 600 million people do not have access to electricity. The New Deal on Energy for Africa is a partnership-driven effort with the aspirational goal of...
06-déc-2017

SEFA supports the development of the first utility-scale wind farm in Mozambique

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved US $ 985,000 to Parque Eólico da Namaacha S.A SPV, to support project preparation activities for a utility-scale wind farm project in Mozambique. The project will provide reliable and clean power to the grid-connected population and industries in Maputo Province, add 60 MW peak power to the grid and expand transmission capacities. Further, SEFA aims at rendering the project a replicable wind farm reference for the Southern Africa Region. The intervention will trigger bankability...
10-nov-2017

COP23: One of the biggest challenges facing the continent is the lack of bankable projects, experts agree

Experts discussed best practices on renewable project development and identified common obstacles for obtaining financing at a “Private sector engagement: best practices in renewable energy” event hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency at COP23 in Bonn. The November 9 event aimed to promote closer engagement with the private sector to overcome technical project development challenges and to improve existing approaches to mitigate technical renewable energy project risks. The session featured the Project Navigator and the Sustainable Energy...
09-nov-2017

Afrique du Sud : 990 000 $ du SEFA pour la construction d’une centrale à biomasse

Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique (SEFA par acronyme anglais) a approuvé une opération d’un montant de 990 000 dollars américains, au bénéfice d’eThala Management Services, destiné au financement de la construction d’une centrale électrique, alimentée par combustion de biomasse. D’une capacité de 10 MW, elle doit voir le jour à Harding, à 200 kilomètres au sud de Durban, dans la province sud-africaine de KwaZulu Natal. Le projet permettra de davantage diversifier le mix énergétique en Afrique du Sud en évitant de recourir au charbon, en privilégiant la...
31-aoû-2017

Mali : un atelier de formation sur les énergies renouvelables pour sensibiliser les journalistes aux enjeux du secteur

Au Mali, un atelier d’information et de formation des médias a été organisé dans le cadre du Projet d’appui à la promotion des énergies renouvelables (PAPERM), vendredi 14 juillet 2017, au siège de la Direction nationale de l’énergie, à Bamako. Objectif : informer les journalistes sur le potentiel du Mali dans les énergies renouvelables et ce que fait le pays en ce domaine, dans le but d’en optimiser le traitement médiatique et de mettre en place un réseau de journalistes...
24-aoû-2017

Burkina Faso : 1 million de dollars du fonds SEFA pour développer les mini-réseaux d’énergie verte

Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l'Afrique (SEFA), dont la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a la gestion, a approuvé, le 4 août 2017, l’octroi d’une subvention de 983 000 dollars EU à la République du Burkina Faso, destinée à créer un cadre propice aux investissements du secteur privé dans l’énergie, en particulier dans les mini-réseaux basés sur les énergies renouvelables. Le gouvernement du Burkina Faso encourage déjà le développement des mini-réseaux, et a déjà, grâce au Fonds de développement de l'électrification (FDE), installé quelque cinquante mini-...
11-aoû-2017

Un fonds de la BAD octroie 1 million de dollars pour l’électrification rurale au Togo

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. La première phase du programme d’électrification rurale « CIZO » (qui signifie « éclairer » en mina, une des principales langues du Togo) vise à créer les conditions propices à attirer le secteur privé (notamment les opérateurs de...
11-aoû-2017

SEFA to support first utility-scale solar PV Project in Lesotho

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. The power will feed into the national grid in Mafeteng Province. The Project will contribute to a strategic phase-out of costly power imports from Mozambique and to reducing reliance on...