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Monte Trigo, 5 years on the Route of the Sun
28 of April
Monte Trigo, 5 years on the Route of the Sun

Dear Readers,

 

Throughout this year ALER will invite those responsible for the case studies of successful mini-grids operating in Portuguese-speaking countries to present their projects, which will be later compiled in the Portuguese version of the Mini-Grid Policy Toolkit. Our first invitation was addressed to Águas de Ponta Preta (APP) in Cape Verde, to present the Monte Trigo project which celebrated its fifth anniversary this year.

ALER invited to participate in Vienna Energy Forum. Meet us there!
27 of April
ALER invited to participate in Vienna Energy Forum. Meet us there!

ALER will attend the Vienna Energy Forum and will participate as a guest speaker on the Global Energy Facility - GEF side event entitled “Innovative Business Models to Attract Sustainable Energy Investment for LDCs and SIDS” on May 9 .

Mini-grid webinar series: Why mini-grid technologies -- PV, biomass, diesel, micro/mini hydro, wind, and hybrid systems -- need to be differentiated
26 of April
Mini-grid webinar series: Why mini-grid technologies -- PV, biomass, diesel, micro/mini hydro, wind, and hybrid systems -- need to be differentiated

Energypedia UG, one of ALER’s partners, is now organizing its first webinar on mini-grids. The webinar is free and all interested people can register for it.

Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Launch Event
26 of April
Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Launch Event

Global 100% RE campaign, from which ALER is a partner, will organize an event to officially launch The Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. 

Global Tracking Framework 2017 - Meeting Energy Goals by 2030
25 of April
Global Tracking Framework 2017 - Meeting Energy Goals by 2030

In every area of sustainable energy, a number of countries are outperforming the world, despite slower than required progress overall to achieve global energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency goals, a new GTF's report finds.

AfDB ranks energy as top priority with focus on off-grid solutions
25 of April
AfDB ranks energy as top priority with focus on off-grid solutions

Over the next five years, the AfDB aims to help rehabilitate utilities and help national providers become profitable. Power companies across the continent have struggled to keep up with technology that would provide adequate connections to growing cities. 

III German Energy Business Mission to Cape Verde
24 of April
III German Energy Business Mission to Cape Verde

The German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILA) is organising the III German Energy Business Mission to Cape Verde from 8th – 12th of May 2017, including the III German-Cape-Verdean Energy Symposium and Bilateral Meetings.

SEforALL Forum ends with commitments to support faster progress towards closing the energy access gap
24 of April
SEforALL Forum ends with commitments to support faster progress towards closing the energy access gap

The Sustainable Energy for All Forum closed with partners from civil society, government, business, faith and UN agencies all uniting to ‘get the job done’ and ensure global energy goals are back on track to achieve our 2030 targets.

Cape Verde will ratify Paris Agreement soon
21 of April
Cape Verde will ratify Paris Agreement soon

Cape Verde is expected to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change soon, the Environment Minister said at a conference in which he reaffirmed the country's priority commitment for electricity generation from renewable sources.

ALER and CLUB-ER signed a partner agreement to promote the rural electrification in Africa
12 of April
ALER and CLUB-ER signed a partner agreement to promote the rural electrification in Africa

ALER and CLUB-ER signed on April 12, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-off the beginning of a partnership between both associations.