JUMEME, a mini-grid operator in Tanzania co-funded by the European Commission and partialy held by ALER's Member RP Global, has launched a “COVID-19 Relief Program” to support the Tanzanian government and local populations in their effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDP will sponsor eight sustainable and renewable energy projects in five African countries through the A2E (Access to Energy) Fund. Totalling half a million euros, the financing aims to promote access to clean energy in particularly remote and underprivileged areas and to help tackle energy poverty in that region.
In an Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers on June 17th, EDM elected Marcelino Gildo Alberto as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Engineer by profession, Marcelino Gildo Alberto, who had been acting as PCA Advisor, replaces Eng. Aly Sicola Impija, who was dismissed at the same session of the Council of Ministers.
Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR).
Accordingly with the new IRENA (Renewable Energy Agency) report renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants.
Several entities around the world are trying to understand how Covid-19 pandemic came not only to affect the Sustainable Energy Sector but also how Sustainable Energy can help to overcome this moment.
AMER (Mozambican Renewable Energy Association), ALER's partners, prepared a petition sent to MIREME, on the 5th of May, requesting the definition of energy supply services as essential services and will organize a webinar about the same topic on 14th of July at 13:30 (GMT + 1).
In its ten years of operation, ECREEE has developed several activities aimed at promoting renewable energy in all ECOWAS countries.All of these measures are aimed at increasing the rate of electrification of our communities and the greatest energy security of the countries, using renewable energies to facilitate this development that has to be sustainable.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit renewable energy companies worldwide and its effects put at risk what the community has ardently worked for in the past years: affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Recent sector surveys paint a picture of challenges ranging from a decrease in revenue, shortage of working capital, HR concerns and supply chain disruption, to uncertainty about credit risk management.
Within five years, the São Tomé and Príncipe electricity grid should become more stable, thanks in part to the AfDB contribution who finances the Energy Transition and Institutional Support Programme (ETISP) launched in January 2020 in the country, as well as the Economic Reform and Power Sector Support Program – Phase I (ERPSSP-I).