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.

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.

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.

Access to energy is development key

EIB Blog, 05/09/19

EIB blog article charts the foundation of REPP, with a focus on the programme’s progress in the off-grid solar sector to date.

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.

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.

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…

Virunga Power raises $5m

African Energy, 18/12/18

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…

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.

Roadshow looks to renewables-based solutions to Zimbabwe’s ongoing power crisis

06/12/18

REPP recently contributed to a workshop on Financing Climate & Renewable Energy Projects, organised by the Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN). The meeting was held on 28 November in Harare, Zimbabwe, and was attended by renewable energy project developers, financiers and key government stakeholders, including the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) and the…

REPP appoints new Board member

03/12/18

Daniel Farchy from the European Investment Bank becomes the fourth person to join the Board.

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.

REPP requests expressions of interest

06/06/16

Programme seeks world-class firms with proven experience in African renewables sector to provide technical expertise to REPP supported projects.

REPP and OPIC sign MoU

25/05/16

REPP to join forces with the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC, to jointly identify renewable energy projects.

REPP appoints legal panel

20/03/16

Four world-class firms with expertise in African renewables will further REPP’s goals and help create a sustainable financing ecosystem.

REPP launch announced

13/03/16

Announcing the launch of the UK-government funded Renewable Energy Performance Platform to develop small-scale and distributed renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.