Dear ZARENA member:

Although access to electricity in emerging markets is improving globally, Africa’s progress is lagging. According to the 2019 Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 68% of the global access deficit, with 573 million people lacking electricity in 2017. http://area-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mini-grids-a-viable-solution-to-power-sub-saharan-africa to read more.

How can African countries build an electrical system that can both integrate a large amount of inexpensive but intermittent renewable energy, while at the same time ensure resiliency for the continent’s blackout-prone grids? Find out http://area-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/energy-storage-technology-will-make-blackouts-in-africa-ancient

To realise Kenya’s Vision 2030 goals for sustainable and affordable energy, the government has been offering incentives to encourage investment in the sector. One of the most effective incentives in the government’s toolbox is the provision of tax exemptions which have the dual advantage of encouraging investment and possibly lowering electricity tariffs payable by consumers. http://area-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/why-tax-changes-may-power-down-green-energy-investments

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