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Renewable Energy in Porto Novo's Desalination Plant, Cape Verde

In Porto Novo, in the Santo Antão island, was implemented a desalination plant in 2021, with the support of Águas de Porto Novo, in a public-private partnership between the Government of Cape Verde, the Municipality of Porto Novo and Águas de Ponta Preta.

Planalto Norte Mini-grid, Cape Verde

In Planalto Norte, in the Santo Antão region, was implemented a Photovoltaic Solar System in January 2019, with the support of the Associação de Defesa de Mértola and co-financed by the Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, amoung otheres.

Market Overview

These market overviews aim to provide a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in the PALOP countries and list the main existing or planned programs and projects. They work as a summary of ALER's reports and priviledged information that ALER has access.

ALER Survey - Cape Verde

The survey results "Prospects of Renewable Energy Development in Cape Verde" developed by ALER for measuring renewable sector stakeholders' needs and expectations in Cape Verde, especially the private sector.

News

12 of June 2024
Energy transition: Vision 2030

The member states of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) have been progressing at different rates in the development and implementation of their energy transition strategies. The multiple contexts and challenges have led to different solutions and approaches to a common struggle: decarbonizing economies more quickly and meeting climate objectives.  

7 of June 2024
Find out the latest market updates for Portuguese-speaking African countries with the ALER Market Outlook 2024

The latest editions of ALER's Market Sheets, now known as ALER Market Outlook, were launched on 27th and 28th May,during the ALER Market Outlook 2024 event. To provide a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in Portuguese-speaking African countries, the ALER Market Outlook condenses all the privileged information that ALER has access to, highlighting the most recent and relevant data for each country.

5 of June 2024
CPLP Energy and Climate Seminars promote debate on climate finance for the energy transition

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, which holds the Presidency of the CPLP, together with the Energy Thematic Committee of the CPLP Consultative Observers, coordinated by ALER and RELOP, and with the institutional support of the CPLP, will promote an Energy and Climate Seminars Series to discuss the contribution of climate finance mechanisms to accelerating the energy transition in the CPLP Member States.

4 of June 2024
Recording of the webinar “Energizing Africa: How EU Financing the Renewable Landscape?” available online

On 4th June, ALER and GreenVenture hosted the webinar “Energizing Africa: How EU Financing is Changing the Renewable Landscape?”. The recording of the webinar and the speakers' presentations are now available online on the event page.

4 of June 2024
German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce aims to strengthen commitment to renewable energy development in Cape Verde

The German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILA) wants to strengthen its commitment to the development of the renewable energy sector in Cape Verde through partnerships between German and Cape Verdean companies.

31 of May 2024
Registration for the 5th Edition of the S-@ccess Conference is now open

Registration for the 5th edition of the S-@ccess Conference is now officially open. The event, which has the support of ALER in its dissemination, takes place between 4th and 6th of September, at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), in Palma de Mallorca.

29 of May 2024
ALER signs Joint Declaration on World Energy Day

During an initiative promoted by APE to celebrate World Energy Day, ALER and 20 other Associations signed a Joint Declaration and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to the energy transition. The signing ceremony took place on May 29 at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon.

20 of May 2024
ALER and GreenVenture discuss EU funding for renewable energy in Africa

ALER, in partnership with GreenVenture (an ALER Member and leader in the development of renewable energy projects), will be organising the webinar "Energizing Africa: How EU Financing is Changing the Renewable Landscape?". 

30 of April 2024
ALER releases Events Agenda 2024

ALER's Events Agenda 2024 is now available online (here). As well as providing information on the coming quarters' events, this document helps to identify different investment and networking opportunities.

24 of April 2024
Cape Verde government signs contract with Cabeólica for project to double wind energy production

On 5th April, the Cape Verdean government signed a contract with Cabeólica (an ALER Member) for the ‘expansion of the wind farm and energy storage battery’ project, which will double wind energy production in Cape Verde.

26 of March 2024
ALER at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

ALER's Executive Director, Isabel Cancela de Abreu, visited Berlin to take part in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024 (BETD.24). The conference, which took place on 19th and 20th March, focused on debating strategies to achieve a tripling of the world's renewable energy capacity.

22 of March 2024
Minister Alexandre Monteiro says Cape Verde is moving safely towards decarbonization

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Energy, Alexandre Monteiro, believes that, despite successive crises, the country is making steady progress towards decarbonization and is convinced that it will reach the target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.

8 of March 2024
ALER celebrates Women's International Day with an interview with Mayra Pereira and Miquelina Menezes

This 8th March, to celebrate International Women's Day, ALER is publishing an Interview with the two women who lead the Association: Mayra Pereira, President of ALER, and Miquelina Menezes, President of the General Assembly.

26 of February 2024
Santiago Pumped Storage will increase Cape Verde's energy storage and electricity production capacity

This increase, according to Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva, will help achieve the government's goal of more than 50% of electricity production from renewable energy by 2030 and close to 100% by 2040.

15 of February 2024
Santa Maria's Photovoltaic Solar Park will allow greater penetration of renewable energies in Cape Verde

With an estimated annual production capacity of 11 GWh, the Photovoltaic Solar Park in Santa Maria (Sal Island) is expected to prevent the emission of nine million tonnes of C02 per year and reduce the use of fossil fuels by around 2,500 tonnes/year.

31 of January 2024
ALER is positioning itself on a new level

At the end of last year, ALER's Members unanimously approved the Activities Plan and Budget for 2024. This marks the beginning of a new stage for the Association and its growth alongside the sector's evolution.

30 of January 2024
Cape Verde continues to expand its public network of charging stations for electric vehicles

The country has gained two more charging stations for electric vehicles, inaugurated in the municipality of Tarrafal, as part of the Project to Promote Electric Mobility.

30 of January 2024
ALER celebrates 1st International Day of Clean Energy

The United Nations has declared 26th January 2024 the first International Day of Clean Energy and ALER marked the date with the release of the latest data on the incorporation of clean energy in Portuguese-speaking countries.

29 of January 2024
Legislation on the energy sector available on LERenováveis

The latest legislation applicable to the energy sector is now available online at LERenováveis.

15 of January 2024
Global renewable electricity increased by 50% between 2022 and 2023

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global renewable electricity capacity increased by 50% between 2022 and 2023, and the next five years will see the fastest growth ever. However, the lack of funding for emerging and developing economies is a problem.

19 of December 2023
Highlights of Lusophone cooperation at COP28

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) took place between 30 November and 12 December, providing important debates and negotiations. Several co-operation agreements were signed during the COP, reflecting the global commitment to tackling climate challenges.

19 of December 2023
Latest renewable energy developments on the island of Santiago in Cape Verde

Recent developments in the renewable energy sector on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, reflect remarkable progress towards energy sustainability.

3 of November 2023
'Together, we will work to mobilize the renewable energy potential that Cabo Verde has to offer'

"ACER's main mission (...) is to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency in the country and to actively participate in the ongoing energy transition process. To this end, ACER's main objectives are to be a single voice for the national business community in the sector, in relation to public institutions and national and international organisations in the sector, to promote the development of a harmonious national renewable energy market, the increasingly active participation of the national business community in this market and to be one of the key players in the country's energy transition process."

31 of October 2023
ALER strengthens co-operation networks during visit to Cape Verde

In October, ALER actively participated in various initiatives in Cape Verde, consolidating partnerships with its members and local partners.

27 of October 2023
European Union presents support package to Cabo Verde with investment of 246 million euros through the Global Gateway

On October 24th, the European Union announced an investment package for Cabo Verde through the Global Gateway strategy. This investment package will be around 246 million euros and aims to support the Government of Cabo Verde in the renewable energy sector, sustainable transport and digital connectivity.

27 of October 2023
Cape Verde already has a National Renewable Energy Association: Meet ACER

October was the starting month for the Cape Verdean Renewable Energy Association (ACER), founded with the aim of actively participating in the promotion of renewable energies and in the energy transition process of Cape Verde, ACER intends to represent companies in the sector before public and international institutions.

9 of August 2023
Águas de Ponta Preta issues first green bonds to finance photovoltaic power plant project

Águas de Ponta Preta (APP), an ALER Member, issued the first green bond on the Cape Verde Stock Exchange (BVC) with 100% proceeds, totalling 500,000 escudos.

27 of July 2023
Empowering Sustainable Energy in the ECOWAS Region: The ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) 2023 in Cabo Verde

"The 8th ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2023) is set to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde, on October 12th and 13th, under the theme "Empowering Sustainable Energy in the ECOWAS Region". (...) ESEF 2023 is organized in parallel with the 4th edition of the International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fair of Cabo Verde.(...) Therefore, I invite all stakeholders, including government entities, financial institutions, professionals from the public and private sectors, and renewable energy enthusiasts, to join ESEF 2023."

18 of July 2023
Four Cape Verdean wind parks have saved 47,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

In Cape Verde, the electricity generated by Cabeólica's four wind farms, an ALER member, prevented the emission of 47,261 tonnes of CO2 in 2022

30 of June 2023
Águas de Ponta Preta wins tender for the development of two solar PV power plants and concession of charging stations for electric vehicles in Cape Verde

In June, ALER's member Águas de Ponta Preta (APP) won three projects that widely contribute to the development of renewable energies in Cape Verde.

22 of June 2023
Cape Verde and Portugal sign agreement to transform debt into investment in the Climate and Environment Fund

The Government of Portugal committed on June 22nd to convert 12 million euros of Cape Verde's debt to Portugal, to support funding and invest in the country's climate transition until 2025.

1 of June 2023
'The first developments under CoM SSA have already allowed the building of Ribeira Grande de Santiago municipality to produce 100% of sustainable energy'

"Cidade Velha, within the scope of sustainable cities, became, together with Cidade da Praia, the first signatory of the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Verde. Today, it is part of the largest network of cities in the African region, joining 11,000 cities that, on a global scale, are working daily against climate change."

31 of May 2023
ALER visited Cape Verde in May

During this visit in Cape Verde, ALER had a meeting with the Minister for Industry, Trade and Energy, Alexandre Monteiro, strengthening the ties between the two institutions.

30 of May 2023
Opportunity for Technical and Financial Support for Energy-Water Nexus Projects in Cabo Verde

The Sustainable Energy Access to Manage Water Resources:  Addressing the Energy – Water Nexus in Cabo Verde project,  is looking for project proposals to integrate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technologies in water production systems.

29 of May 2023
Electric Mobility as a way to achieve energy transition in Cape Verde

Electric mobility is already a governmental strategy to achieve energy transition. In May, Minister Alexandre Monteiro guaranteed that "we are creating the conditions for [this] acceleration phase" and APP, an ALER Member, reflects on the needs that arise from this growth.

4 of May 2023
Latest developments of renewable energies in Cape Verde

In April, the Government of Cape Verde approved the Annual Operational Plan 2023 of the Energy Transition Programme and held the International Conference of Partners, April 27thand 28th, in the island of Boa Vista, to present the Strategic Programme for Sustainable Development.

2 of May 2023
The contribution of micro-production to Cape Verde's energy transition

"Effectively, distributed energy generation solutions and, in particular, Microproduction contribute to the empowerment of families, to the increased competitiveness of companies, promote employment and employability and foster social inclusion, equality and gender equity in access to energy."

30 of March 2023
Lusophone Compact seeks to accelerate private renewable energy projects in PALOP countries

"Lusophone Compact (LC) operates as a framework, a gateway that is always open, for private companies to submit their projects. (...) The Compact creates a privileged space for the development of renewable energy by the private sector in the PALOP."

9 of March 2023
Cape Verde government launches tender for solar power plants on four islands

The construction and administration of the power plants will be done by June 2025. The project co-financed by the World Bank will total almost 3.5 MW of energy.

9 of March 2023
ALER develops Communication and Awareness Plan in Cape Verde

The initiative comes under the "Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa" (CoM SSA), funded by the European Union and launched in 2016.

6 of March 2023
Women Sustainable Energy Program: Let's power this idea!

In the week of Women's Day, ALER relaunches a Solidarity Campaign to provide energy to local communities in Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau by promoting projects authored by women entrepreneurs.

31 of January 2023
World Bank report reveals new data on energy indicators by country

The 2022 World Bank Report charts the evolution of energy indicators by country and concludes that sub-Saharan Africa scored highly on electricity access policy.

31 of January 2023
Latest developments in Cape Verde for renewable energy growth

In the month the new state budget for 2023 came into force, which includes benefits for renewable energy, Cape Verde has also established cooperation with Portugal for the protection of the oceans and climate action.

13 of December 2022
Cape Verde expands wastewater sanitation system in Santa Maria

The expansion of the wastewater sanitation system was inaugurated in Santa Maria, Sal island in Cape Verde. This action was promoted in a PPP with the Government, the Sal Municipality and APP - an ALER member.

30 of November 2022
Cape Verde aims to anticipate the 50% renewable energy target planned for 2030

Ulisses Correia e Silva, Cape Verde Prime Minister, declared that the country aims to anticipate the target of 50% of energy production from renewable energies set for 2030.

10 of October 2022
'We want to continue to grow together in 2023 and until the end of this term.'

"We reinforced the activities for which we are already known, positioning ourselves as an active and relevant player in the debate on the energy sector in the Portuguese-speaking countries, a networking facilitator to national/regional/international level and a source of privileged and up-to-date information, developing renewable energies growth in these countries."

28 of September 2022
Signed a €400 million guarantee agreement to support the Lusophone Compact

The AfDB and the Portuguese Government signed a guarantee agreement to be granted to the African Development Bank under the Lusophone Compact, in which Portugal will provide guarantees of up to 400 million euros exclusively for projects financed by the AfDB and approved under this agreement.

28 of September 2022
Government of Cape Verde and Cabeólica sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Government of Cape Verde signed, on September, a Memorandum of Understanding with Cabeólica, an ALER member, for the expansion project of the Cabeólica wind farm and the installation of energy storage infrastructure, with a estimated budget of 33 million euros.

28 of September 2022
ALER's Executive Director in an interview with Público

Isabel Cancela de Abreu, ALER’s Executive Director, gave an interview to Público newspaper in which she explained that African countries “are energy islands, they do not have the interconnections that exist in Europe and, deep down, they are used to fending for themselves”.

22 of September 2022
ALER is hiring a Financial and Administrative Manager

ALER is looking for a Financial and Administrative Manager to take up their duties as soon as possible, preferably in the first half of October.

1 of August 2022
'This program made me understand the importance of energy in women's lives'

I realized that in the energy sector women are hardly represented, therefore representation goes to men. We had testimonies from some women who were able to explain how difficult it was for them to integrate in this sector. Often, due to lack of knowledge or motivation, society itself considers that the energy sector is more suitable for men.

28 of July 2022
Águas de Ponta Preta wins tender to purchase electricity for two solar power plants

Águas de Ponta Preta (APP), ALER’s member, won a tender for the acquisition of electricity for the development of a 5 MW photovoltaic solar plant, on the island of São Vicente, and a 5 MW photovoltaic solar plant, on the island of Sal.

28 of July 2022
ALER is an Association Partner for the 15th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

The "Microgrid Global Innovation Forum" takes place from September 13th to 15th in London. Use the ALER discount code and enjoy a 20% discount on registration.

28 of July 2022
New IRENA report shows that renewable power remains cost-competitive amid fossil fuel crisis

New IRENA report, published on July 13th, shows that almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.

15 of July 2022
In June ALER was present at the AEF and EAIF

In June, ALER was present at the Africa Energy Forum 2022 that took place in Brussels, Belgium, as well as at the Energy Access Investment Forum 2022 event that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

15 of July 2022
Cape Verde Government launches tender for the installation of 40 charging stations for electrical vehicles

The Government of Cape Verde announced the public tender for the installation and operation of 40 charging stations for electric vehicles. Randi Graça, Engineer at Águas de Ponta Preta, concludes that probable commercial rates that may apply are not being considered.

14 of July 2022
REN21 published new 2022 Global State of Renewables Report

REN21's 2022 Global Status of Renewable Energy Report states that the global transition to clean energy is not happening. “There was record growth in renewable energy, but the world missed the historic chance to recover clean energy,” the report says.

2 of June 2022
World Bank insists on investment in renewable energy in Africa

Renewable energies are "a fundamental foundation for security and overall improvements in growth and living standards", says David Malpass, President of the World Bank

2 of June 2022
SEforAll Forum in Rwanda highlights

During the Forum held from 16 to 19 May in Kigali, Rwanda, initiatives amounting to more than US$347 million were presented to support energy access and transition.

2 of June 2022
ALER Open Day & General Assembly - New Directorate of ALER

ALER organized the 4th Edition of ALER Open Day, which followed the ALER General Assembly, in which the Members elected the new members of the governing structure for the 3rd term of the Association.

16 of May 2022
Call for applications for the Online Training Program on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands

Until May 23rd, registration is open for the Online Workshop Training for Trainers: Training Program on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands.

3 of May 2022
The last phase of the Women Sustainable Energy Program began with Mentoring sessions

During the month of April, the Women Sustainable Energy Program ended thematic sessions and began the last phase of the project, dedicated to mentoring sessions.

3 of May 2022
Save the date: May 24th – ALER Open Day

On May 24th, ALER will hold the ALER Open Day, an opportunity to exchange contacts, share and disseminate privileged information with our partners and other members.

2 of May 2022
Renewable energies contributed on a large scale to energy production in 2021

Renewable energy continued to expand steadily and well above the long-term trend, with share in total capacity expansion reaching new record of 81% last year.

2 of May 2022
World Bank is funding a project that provides for the construction of four PV power plants in Cape Verde

This project  provides for technical assistance for the Restructuring and Privatization of the Electricity Sector, with the main objective of reducing the tax burden of the energy on the public sector and reduce system losses through better management.

2 of April 2022
ALER promoted the Women Sustainable Energy Program at the 3rd edition of FIEREE

ALER participated on the 3rd edition of FIEREE - International Fair of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency that took place from March 24th to 26th, at Cidade da Praia in Cape Verde.

1 of April 2022
Sharing the voice of our candidates from the Women Sustainable Energy Program

In the month that marks World Women's Day, ALER gives voice to 13 inspiring women who fight for gender equality in the energy sector.

30 of March 2022
Applications for financing sustainable energy projects for water production in Cape Verde are now open

The Nexo Energia-Água project is accepting applications until December 31st for sustainable energy projects for water production in Cape Verde.

30 of March 2022
ALER’s Executive Director participated in the program “Bem Vindos” of RTP Africa

Isabel Cancela de Abreu, ALER'S Executive Director, participated in the morning program “Bem vindos” of RTP Africa, in which she reinforced the urgency of the development of renewable energies.

10 of March 2022
Women’s History Week: Stories Retold - Conversation about Women, energy and sustainability

On March 10th at 18:30 (GMT) ALER joins HEDEN Lisbon to talk about energy, women and sustainability.

3 of March 2022
MICE and FIC organize the 3rd edition of the International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fair

The Fair will take place under the topic “For a Green Economy, Cleaner and Efficient Solutions”, between 24 and 26 March, in Praia, Cape Verde.

25 of February 2022
Registrations are open– April 26th and 27th – Entrepreneurship Workshop and Startups of Sustainable Energy

The Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Startups in Sustainable Energy will last for two days, and will be dedicated to the planning, management and implementation of projects in Sustainable Energy.

25 of February 2022
The sessions for the Women Sustainable Energy Program have begun

The first two training sessions of the Sustainable Energy Program for Women were dedicated to social media management and personal marketing.

1 of February 2022
Applications for the Women Sustainable Energy Program has ended

Applications were available until January 31st and 26 were received from Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe.

20 of December 2021
Cape Verde wants to achieve 30% of electricity production from renewable sources by 2025

According to The Minister of Industry, Trade and Energy of Cape Verde, Alexandre Monteiro, Cape Verde's strategy is to increase its resilience in the face of external shocks, by reducing energy dependence on the import of fossil fuels.

3 of November 2021
ALER participates in the COP26 side-event organized by UNIDO, ENERGIA and GWNET

UNIDO, ENERGIA and GWNET came together to hold the side-event "Improving gender equality and women's empowerment to accelerate a fair, inclusive and climate-resilient energy transition"

27 of October 2021
Integration of Renewable Energies in the Santa Maria Wastewater Treatment Plant

APP-Ambiente, ALER'S associate, is implementing the second expansion of the Santa Maria WWTP in Ilha do Sal

19 of July 2021
Online Sustainable Energy Capacity Building Programme for Islands

GN-SEC and UNIDO, together with other partners, have developed a free Sustainable Energy Solutions Capacity Building Program for Islands, available online and in Portuguese.

29 of June 2021
New Energy Information Management System in Cape Verde

The Energy Information Management System as an energy platform will provide data to support sustainable development strategy formulation, policy making, planning and monitoring of the energy sector. 

Members

Greenlight Africa

GreenLight Africa is a regional company with a base in Mozambique which has been developing projects and consulting since 2010 in two specific areas, namely: Energy and Environment.

 

In the Energy Sector, GreenLight focuses on off-grid and on-grid Solar, Wind, Hydro and Biofuels projects. We have experience in Residential and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Charcoal Production and Improved and Efficient Cook-Stoves. We provide technical support to a mix of stakeholders including private sector, government, development organizations and funding institutions. The scope of projects includes the development of feasibility studies; business models; monitoring and evaluations, fund management, market research; baseline studies; management of pilot projects; policy analysis and capacity building initiatives directed at state agencies and ministries.

 

In the Environmental Sector, GreenLight offers services in the field of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Audits, Resettlement and Communication Plans, Monitoring of Environmental Parameters, ESGs, Adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change, Climate Financing, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as Feasibility Studies of Projects and Investments.

 

Services are specifically tailored by the multidisciplinary team to meet the specific needs of clients as well as the local conditions to where the projects are implemented.

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Miranda & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL

MIRANDA & ASSOCIADOS (“Miranda”) is a full-service Portuguese law firm, head-quartered in Lisbon, Portugal. The Firm has a staff of almost 160 people, of which more than 110 are fee-earners. Over the years, the Firm has gained recognition as one of the most preeminent and internationally oriented Portuguese law firms.

Their aim is to combine the highest international standards with local expertise so they can provide a seamless assistance to the top corporations in their most important and challenging assignments, both in Portugal and overseas.

Through over almost 35 years of experience, our lawyers have developed extensive and widely recognized expertise in a large number of industries and fields of law.

MIRANDA is the founding member of the MIRANDA ALLIANCE (“Miranda Alliance”), a network of law firms and lawyers predominantly, but not exclusively, based in Portuguese-speaking countries. The Miranda Alliance currently covers 15 jurisdictions: Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste; and with a liaison office in the USA (Houston).

As a full service legal services provider, they are ranked in various categories and practice areas. Highlights include the International Law Firm of the Year at the Africa Legal Awards in 2019, and the recognition as the winner of Lusophone Africa Law Firm of the Year in the Chambers Africa Awards in the only four editions of this category - 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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VPQ - Vera Patrícia Querido & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL

VPQ Advogados is a Cape Verdean full-service law firm.

 

It emerges with a clear project to adapt to the expectations of local and international clients, combining high technical expertise with in‑depth knowledge of the market.

 

As an exclusive member for Cape Verde of Morais Leitão Legal Circle, a network of leading Portuguese-speaking law firms, which includes Morais Leitão in Portugal, ALC Advogados in Angola and MDR Advogados, VPQ Advogados is part of an international team with more than 250 lawyers available to work in Portuguese-speaking countries, ensuring the best possible response to the needs of clients in the most varied jurisdictions, namely in Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Portugal.

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Grupo MF&A - Matos, Fonseca e Associados Moçambique

MF&A Moçambique is part of the MF&A Group, which consists of MF&A Portugal, MF&A Moçambique, Ecofield, and MF&A - São Tomé and Príncipe branch. It specializes in environmental consulting and provides a comprehensive range of integrated global services. The MF&A Group has recorded over 700 completed projects across its companies.

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NAVEX

NAVEX, part of GRUPO ETE, is the largest Shipping Agent in Portugal and a leading Logistics Operator. Present in mainland Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Cape Verde and Belgium NAVEX with more than 50 years experience servicing all types of vessels and cargoes. NAVEX aims to build solid partnerships with Portuguese and Cape Verdean exporters and importers. This goal is materialized by designing the best multimodal transport solutions, whether containerized, general cargo or project cargo, capitalizing on the Group´s synergies and the vast International network in which it is integrated.

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LinkLaters

Linklaters advises some of the largest companies and financial institutions in the world, as well as States and public entities, in their most demanding transactions and activities. With 30 offices in the world's largest business and financial centres located in 20 different countries, Linklaters has sought to honour its customers’ trust by combining not only technical expertise and understanding of their interests and activities, as well as ensuring a level of services compatible with the requirements of the transactions in which they intervene and the entities to which it renders services. Having started its activity in March 2002, Linklaters, in Lisbon, was the first of the Magic Circle law firms to establish a presence in Portugal, in order to serve its clients in this country, in its activities in the Iberian Peninsula and around the world.

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Grupo Quadrante

Quadrante Group, with more than 20 years of experience, provides engineering and architecture consulting services in the areas of Buildings, Transports, Industry and Energy, Water Utilities, Environment and Climate Change, and multidisciplinary projects located anywhere in the world, where flexibility, adaptability to specific conditions and speed of delivery are essential conditions for success. With a team of 170 employees and offices in three continents, our mission is focused on the continuous pursue for sustainable, economically optimized and technically advanced solutions – DESIGNING . DELIVERING . ADDING VALUE

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LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia

LNEG is a State Laboratory acting in the fields of Energy and Geology that conducts research, demonstration and knowledge transfer including technical and technological assistance and laboratory support aimed at companies.

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Rosseti

Rosseti Engenharia, a Luso-Brazilian company with more than 10 years of experience and in strong expansion, provides integrated services under EPC and BoP in the field of Renewable Energies, namely Solar, Wind and Water.

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Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA)

Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA), based in Barcelona, Spain, is an international consulting and engineering company that specializes in distributed generation through renewable energy sources, energy management and efficiency, rural electrification, self-generation, integration of renewables in buildings, sustainable architecture, as well as, specialized training, education and technological development related to its activities.


A pioneering company in this sector with more than 30 years of experience, TTA offers its clients a solid background in carrying out projects from their evaluation and design phases, through to implementation and subsequent monitoring and maintenance.


TTA’s execution of numerous studies and projects, in Spain as well as in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Africa, Oceania and Europe and more recently in Asia, has consolidated the company as a point of reference in rural electrification through Microgrids using Solar Generation. TTA also offers services from its regional unit in Kenya and its office in Vanuatu.


TTA’s projects demonstrate the skills, flexibility and strong technical background of its highly motivated, multidisciplinary team, as well as the company’s firm commitment to providing high quality services and solutions that are technically, socially and environmentally optimal, integrating and harmonizing the needs of its clients with those of all related parties.

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Águas de Ponta Preta

APP-Lda was established in 2000 to provide integrated management of energy, water and sanitation services in Urb. De Ponta Preta (Ilha do Sal-Cabo Verde). We work for sustainable development and believe in the energy transition.

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VdA – Vieira de Almeida & Associados

VdA is a portuguese independent law firm. Our international footprint is one of the largest among the leading Lisbon-based law firms being present in ten jurisdictions, including francophone Africa, through VdAtlas - a fully integrated network of indepedent law firms

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HIDROERG – Projectos Energéticos, Limitada

Hidroerg is dedicated to the design, execution, operation and management of systems for electricity production from renewable natural resources. Established in 1989, it operates jointly with its subsidiaries nine power plants with an installed capacity of 33 MW and an annual output of 100 GWh. It aims to be a reference in the renewable energy sector, with a greater focus on water resources, within a framework of sustainable development and social and economic value generation in the areas where it operates.

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Ministério da Indústria, Comércio e Energia de Cabo Verde

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy of Cape Verde is headed by Minister Alexandre Dias Monteiro. This is the Ministry that oversees the energy area.

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CJR Renewables

CJR Renewables offers an EPC/BoP integrated service for the construction of wind farms. Operating across all stages of the process of implantation of a project and offering turnkey solutions. Founded in 2002, CJR Wind is present in Europe and Latin America.

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Confederação Empresarial da CPLP

The main objective of the CE-CPLP is to facilitate and strengthen business relations between associations and business entities of countries affiliated to the Business Confederation of the CPLP, increasing business, imports and exports in economic areas where these countries are included.

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INEGI – Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial

INEGI is a University-Industry Interface Institution dedicated to the realization of Innovation Activity and Technology Transfer oriented to the industrial fabric. Born in 1986 within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. With legal status of Private Non-Profit Association and with the status of «Public Utility», it assumes itself as an active agent in the development of the Portuguese industrial fabric and in the transformation of the competitive model of the national industry.

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Cabeólica S.A.

Cabeólica, SA is an innovative Cape Verdean company within the national wind energy sector. Its 4 wind farms produce roughly 25% of the electricity demand of the country, enabling Cape Verde to be placed amongst the countries with the highest wind energy penetration worldwide.

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) is a science and technology higher education school with a century of history. It was the first school in Portugal to offer a course in Energy and Environment Engineering, with special emphasis on renewable energies and energy efficiency.
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Events

2 of July 2024
1st CPLP Energy and Climate Seminar

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, which holds the Presidency of the CPLP, together with the Energy Thematic Committee of the CPLP Consultative Observers, coordinated by ALER and RELOP, and with the institutional support of the CPLP, will promote an Energy and Climate Seminars Series to discuss the contribution of climate finance mechanisms to accelerating the energy transition in the CPLP Member States.

 

27 of May 2024
ALER Market Outlook 2024
Online

ALER Market Outlook provides information on the latest developments in the renewable energy market in the five Portuguese-speaking African countries that ALER monitors, materialized in national market sheets, exclusively accessible to ALER Members.

12 of October 2023
ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum 8th edition (ESEF 2023)
Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde

ALER is pleased to announce that it will host the 8th edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2023). The event took place in Praia, Cape Verde, on October 12th and 13th.

3 of July 2023
Countries' Week: Each day, one country
Online

From July 3rd to 7th, ALER developed the Countries' Week: Each day, one country, to present all the information about renewable energies in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. 

24 of March 2022
Women Sustainable Energy Program - FIEREE 3rd Edition
Cape Verde

The presentation of the Women Sustainable Energy Program took place at the 3rd edition of FIEREE - International Fair of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde.

9 of March 2022
Webinar 'Reference Case Studies in Renewable Energy - São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde'
Online

On March 9th, the Webinar that presented relevant Case Studies of projects developed on renewable energies took place.

14 of October 2021
ALER Talks - Role of National Banks in Financing the Renewable Energy Sector
Online

The 2nd Edition of the ALER Talks took place on October 14th, 2021, under the topic "The Role of National Banks in Financing the Renewable Energy Sector".

21 of July 2016
First Meeting of ALER Working Group for Cape Verde
Lisbon, Portugal

On July 21st ALER's Working Group for Cape Verde met for the first time.

14 of October 2015
'Private Sector Involvement in Renewable Energy in Cape Verde: Opportunities and challenges' Workshop
Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde

ALER will organize its first national event to be held in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, on October 14, 2015 at CERMI - The Centre of Renewable Energy and Industrial Maintenance.

Training

Sustainable Energy, Entrepreneurship and Startups Workshop

The Sustainable Energy, Entrepreneurship and Startups Workshop had two-day duration and it was an online training program for entrepreneurs and startups in the area of sustainable energy.

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Women Sustainable Energy Program

The Women Sustainable Energy Program was held from February to July 2022 and had as its main objective the empowerment of women from São Tomé and Principe, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau.

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Exchange

ALER organised an interchange in Portugal for a delegation from the Municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago, Cape Verde

Between 10 and 12 July, ALER hosted in Lisbon a delegation from the Municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago, Cape Verde, for an exchange action within the framework of the Climate and Energy Access Action Plan (SEACAP).

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