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$1 million to stimulate renewable energy investments in Angola

Staff Writer |
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a $1 million grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy.

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The SEFA grant, approved in July this year, will be used to establish a one-stop shop unit known as the Energy Project Implementation Support Unit (EPISU). SEFA technical assistance will work as an enabling environment for IPP/Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects to improve bankability of projects. Additionally, it will address capacity-building issues by providing technical assistance on project procurement, contract design implementation and monitoring.

As part of its long-term development strategy, the Government of Angola aims to expand electricity access to 60% of the population by 2025, with an expected 70% to be derived from renewable sources.

“This project will enable and stimulate investments through IPPs in the Angolan renewable energy sector. It also complements the $1 billion Bank’s Power Sector Reform Support Program to the ongoing energy sector reforms undertaken by the country,” said Amadou Hott, the African Development Bank’s Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth.

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