As part of its market development work in Tanzania, IFC in mid-2016 carried out a benchmarking exercise of 20 distributed energy services companies using mini-grid technologies.
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This book steps into the new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. Chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition and emphasize specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries.
This analysis provides a continent-wide pre-feasibility assessment of solar and wind opportunities across West Africa, for both grid-connected and off-grid systems.
This document outlines the renewable energy and energy efficiency policy for Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has formulated an ambitious strategy to make Nigeria the world’s 20th largest economy by 2020. The authors of this report argue there are many ways Nigeria can achieve this vision with up to 32 per cent lower carbon emissions.
This paper explores the extent of alignment between the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate agendas in a concrete way—by demonstrating that climate actions communicated in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement have the potential to generate mutua
This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids.
Article abstract: "Examination of the financial viability of power sectors in 39 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa shows that only two countries have a financially viable power sector, and only 19 cover operating expenditures.
A meeting was held in July 2015 to convene expert scientists from both the health and environment/climate communities.
This factsheet provides a brief overview of Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative launched by President Obama in 2013.