Kengen set to generate power from solid waste

KENYA – Power producer, KenGen has mooted plans to generate electricity from Nairobi’s garbage as part of its green initiative.  Speaking at a virtual forum with journalist, KenGen managing director Rebecca Miano said they would soon close the request for feasibility studies before settling on a suitable applicant.  ”This is part of our diversification strategy and effort to conserve the environment. We signed this deal with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in August,” Miano said.  NMS is expected to avail land near or at the Nairobi’s Dandora dumpsite in addition…

Read More

Energy+ secures funding from VentureBuilder, USADF, Cordaid to boost electricity penetration in Mali

MALI —Energy+, a Malian-owned and -managed off-grid solar company has secured funding that amounts to more that US$1 million from a consortium of financing partners led by VentureBuilders to boost electricity penetration in Mali. The funding, according to Energy+ includes equity and fully funded enterprise development services (EDS) from VentureBuilder, which led the round. Energy+ further noted that the funding for its energy program was also comprised of a debt from Cordaid Investment Management (Cordaid), and grant financing from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF). Mali is one of…

Read More