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This hub aims to provide useful and relevant information to anyone working to support the growth of sub-Saharan Africa's renewable energy industry. Browse it for REPP news and publications, plus links to a carefully curated bank of external content and resources.

Press releases

Leading investors “strongly encourage” donors to provide more effective support for mini-grids in Africa

10/06/19

Diverse group of investors with over $2.0 billion under management say well-designed Results-Based Financing (RBF) for mini-grids will accelerate access to electricity for 600 million people in Africa, and unlock significant private capital.

Pilot project to build mini-grids in Rwanda under way after receiving financial backing from UK-government funded REPP

15/05/19

Initial phase of work expected to pave way for up to 220 mini-grids in the East African country, reaching up to 150,000 people currently living without any access to clean energy.

More than 150,000 Nigerians set to benefit from REPP-enabled US$10m syndicated loan facility

05/04/19

UK-government funded REPP and EC-sponsored ElectriFI have provided US$2.2m and US$3m initial loans respectively to catalyse rollout of clean energy access to some of the country’s remotest communities.

Millions set to benefit as UK Government announces additional £100m for REPP

11/12/18

London, 11 December 2018 – Sub-Saharan Africa’s small to medium-scale renewable energy sector has been given a major boost after the UK Government committed £100m extra funding for REPP. The additional investment should enable REPP to support the financing of up to 40 more projects across the region from 2019-2023 – providing improved or first-time…

REPP signs with Gigawatt Global Burundi S.A.

16/08/17

REPP signs support agreement with project developer Gigawatt Global for 7.5MW solar PV power plant in Burundi.

REPP signs first project

12/09/16

Programme signs support agreement for two run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Kenya with developer Virunga Power.

Company updates

REPP invests US$1.1m in market-leading PAYG solar company in West Africa

20/03/19

Innovative service providing rural communities with credit to purchase solar systems is looking to double its reach after securing additional US$25m funding.

Geoff Sinclair talks clean energy financing for Gridless Africa tweet chat

21/02/19

See the full transcript of the REPP team leader’s guest appearance on the popular broadcast series this week. 

#Job: REPP-supported project developer seeking E&S manager for Kenyan hydropower project

18/02/19

Responsibilities include implementation, operation and monitoring of environmental and social management system during construction and operation of the 6MW run-of-river power plant.

REPP invests US$2.5m in Virunga Power

18/12/18

Small-scale renewable energy developers Virunga Power today announced the first closing of its Series A corporate financing round with a total of US$ 5m invested – half from REPP, the rest from the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI), a REPP partner. In addition to the corporate investments, REPP and ElectriFI will pursue aligned investments in project…

Peter Coveliers reappointed to Board as an independent

10/12/18

We are delighted to announce the reappointment of Peter Coveliers as a member of the four-person Board of REPP from 1 December. Peter joined REPP as a Founding Director in December 2015, while he was working as Deputy Head of at Climate Change and Energy Division at the European Investment Bank, which co-founded REPP with…

Mini-grids webinar series prompts lively Q&As

07/12/18

An overview of our December 2018 webinar series on developing solar PV mini-grids to IFC Environmental and Social Performance Standards with African Minigrid Developers Association.

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