Resource centre

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

Webinar addresses gender inequality in stakeholder consultations

15/10/19

Read event organiser Laura Lahti’s summary of REPP’s recent webinar looking at how to ensure women have a full and active role in renewable energy project stakeholder consultations.

First-of-kind financing to give major boost to Tanzania’s mini-grid sector

17/07/19

More than 34,000 people are set to gain first-time access to clean, grid-quality energy after a landmark deal was agreed to provide long-term finance for solar PV mini-grids in Tanzania.

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…

Upcoming events

Gender considerations in the stakeholder engagement process (REPP webinar)

Friday, 11th October 12:00 ‐ 13:30

This webinar is primarily aimed at renewable energy developers in Africa, but will be of interest to environmental consultants, relevant government institutions and NGOs actively working in the sector.