Paper published on financing mini-grids at scale
The position paper, co-authored by the REPP and the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), sets out a series of recommendations for ramping up financing for mini-grids in Africa.
Burundi’s solar capacity to double
President Ndayishimiye of Burundi announced plans to double the country’s solar capacity at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the first solar field, which was financed by REPP. The 7.5MW field in Mubuga was the result of a multinational effort and has been providing more than 10% of nation’s electric generation capacity since it was commissioned in 2021.
REPP invests in DRC solar company, Nuru
Nuru SASU is on track to build 13.7MWp of isolated solar-hybrid grids by mid-2024 after securing an initial USD1.5 million from Camco-managed Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), Proparco and E3 Capital.
Mini-grids position paper published
A multi-stakeholder position paper co-authored by REPP was published today, setting out a series of recommendations on how to improve the bankability of Nigeria’s mini-grid policy and regulatory framework.
REPP takes stake in ARC Power in partial exit
UK government-funded REPP, which is managed by Camco, has chalked up another successful investment exit. REPP initially invested in mini-grid developer ARC Power in 2019 and has now recovered its investment while continuing to support the company through a partial equity conversion.
Latest REPP annual report published
Read REPP’s latest annual report for a comprehensive overview of how the platform has been delivering transformational change in Sub-Saharan Africa through catalysing the growth of its small-scale and decentralised renewable energy sector.
REPP passes one million connections milestone
Camco-managed Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has passed the major milestone through its portfolio of off-grid and isolated grid projects.
REPP signs new mini-grid deal in Lesotho
REPP and co-funder EDFI ElectriFI have each invested LSL 75m in renewable energy startup OnePower to bring energy access to 20,000 people in rural Lesotho.
Solar projects make up bulk of applications in innovation-themed request for proposals
REPP’s recent innovation-themed request for proposals (RFP) generated 37 applications for clean energy projects in 14 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 37 applications, 21 (approx. 57%) were for solar PV mini-grids or solar home system projects (12 and 9, respectively). Grid-connected solar PV projects accounted for five applications (14%), four for biogas (11%),…