Latest REPP news
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.
Press release - 27/11/19
REPP issues gender-themed request for proposals
Call for funding applications to support women-owned and/or managed renewable energy projects in Africa is aiming to help create equal opportunities for women in the continent’s rapidly expanding renewable energy sector.
Developing solar PV mini-grids to IFC Environmental and Social Performance StandardsUploaded 07/12/18
Including links to live recordings for both sessions, plus downloadable presentations and a guidance template for developers.
Gender-themed request for proposalsUploaded 27/11/19
Press release - 23/01/20
Ground-breaking solar plant to begin full construction
Gigawatt Global’s 7.5MW solar plant in Burundi to become first grid-connected project supported by REPP to begin full construction.Press release - 11/12/18
Millions set to benefit as UK Government announces additional £100m for REPP
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…Press release - 15/05/19
Pilot project to build mini-grids in Rwanda under way after receiving financial backing from UK-government funded REPP
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.
REPP report and financial statements 2019-20Uploaded 22/12/20Press release - 05/04/19
More than 150,000 Nigerians set to benefit from REPP-enabled US$10m syndicated loan facility
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.Company update - 20/03/19
REPP invests US$1.1m in market-leading PAYG solar company in West Africa
Innovative service providing rural communities with credit to purchase solar systems is looking to double its reach after securing additional US$25m funding.