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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.

Case studies

Case study – Gaia Energy

Uploaded 09/11/17

The Gaia Energy project* in Ghana will involve the construction of two grid-connected onshore wind farms, and is the largest project that REPP has been involved with to date. Once built, the two wind farms in Ankoma and Agogo will be among the biggest wind developments ever completed in the West African country, and will…

Case study – GVE Nigeria

Uploaded 29/12/16

The Green Village Electricity (GVE) project is a rural electrification scheme designed to provide clean and reliable energy to off-grid rural communities in Nigeria based on a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) revenue collection system. Developed by GVE Projects Ltd, the plan is to construct an isolated mini electricity distribution grid in 72 villages across seven states in…

Case study – Kilosa

Uploaded 02/11/17

Providing first-time energy access to 6,000 people in one of Tanzania’s most underserved regions will be just one of the Kilosa project’s major benefits. Currently around three in four households in the central-eastern Morogoro Region, which includes the Kilosa District, is not connected to electricity in any form. Now, project developers Ruaha Energy and Cronimet…

Case study – Kitewaka

Uploaded 12/07/16

A plan to build a 5.39MW run-of-river hydropower plant in a very remote area of Tanzania is expected to enhance economic activity and displace diesel usage. Under the proposal, more than 90,000 people living in nearby villages in the Njombe and Ruvuma regions – where the current electrification rate is less than 20% – will…

Case Study – Mubuga

Uploaded 07/12/16

This ambitious utility-scale project in Burundi centres round the construction of a 7.5MW solar PV power plant that is expected to increase the country’s baseload generation capacity by 15%. The development in Mubuga, in the Gitega Province, will also be the first grid-connected solar project by an IPP in Burundi, and will be the first…

Case study – PAS BBOXX Nigeria

Uploaded 20/10/17

Tens of thousands of schoolchildren will be able to study at night for the first time thanks to a REPP-supported SHS venture which is set to deliver safety and comfort to isolated rural communities in northern Nigeria. UK-based developer, Pan Africa Solar, plans to install more than 100,000 self-contained off-grid systems over three years, nearly…

Case study – PowerGen Tanzania

Uploaded 31/12/16

This project is being developed by PowerGen, which builds, owns and operates micro-grids in Tanzania and Kenya. Today, PowerGen manages over 3,500 customers across Tanzania and Kenya and plans to scale this up to over 100,000 customers within the next five years. Customers will be able to pre-pay on a PAYG basis for clean, roundthe-…

Case study – Sakhala Mathioya

Uploaded 30/06/16

Two proposed run-of-river hydropower plants in rural Kenya will provide a total installed capacity of nearly 10MW, with far-reaching benefits. Under plans by rural utility developer, Virunga Power, the 6MW Sakhala plant will be built on the Nzoia River in western Kenya, while the 4MW Mathioya plant will be on the Mathioya South River in…

Case study – Seta Cameroon

Uploaded 26/01/18

Seta Cameroon involves the construction of two 5MW grid-connected biomass power plants in rural Cameroon and is the most recent addition to REPP’s portfolio of supported projects in sub-Saharan Africa.* The power plants are planned for the cities of Ebolowa and Edea in the coastal and southern regions of the West African country. Once built,…

Case study – Tilli

Uploaded 15/08/17

Up to 150,000 people living in one of Ghana’s remotest settlements are set to benefit from improved access to clean energy, thanks to the construction of a 20MW solar PV power plant. The grid-connected plant in Tilli, an isolated town in the West African country’s upper eastern region, will also help to protect the surrounding…