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USAID Power Africa

Power Africa was launched in June 2013 as a market driven, public private initiative to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people lack access. Power Africa’s goal is to add more than 30,000 MegaWatts (MW) of electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections by 2030.

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2019 Global LEAP Awards

Global LEAP Launches Competitions for Solar Water Pumps and Off-Grid Refrigerators

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Efficiency for Access Unveils New Website

A message from Katrina Pielli – Senior Energy Advisor at USAID’s Power Africa and co-Chair of the Efficiency for Access Coalition donor roundtable

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Efficiency for Access June Newsletter

June focused on all things refrigeration – which included a first-of-its-kind market baseline testing report, a market development roundtable in Amsterdam, and the launch of two new refrigerators designed specifically for off- and weak-grid use.

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Tariff Considerations for Micro-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa

Policy makers and stakeholders face numerous considerations with when deciding if and how they would like to regulate electricity tariffs for micro-grids. This report examines the benefits and drawbacks of various regulatory structures and provides insight into successful methods.

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Productive Use of Energy in African Micro-Grids: Technical and Business Considerations

This report, published in support of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Program, explores the business model and technical challenges related to the productive use of energy in smaller micro-grids. In addition to examing the business models used by developers, this report also provides best practices for promoting the productive use of energy.

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Global LEAP 2017 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

In partnership with UK aid, the United Nations Foundation, Power Africa, and many others, the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is undertaking a series of research efforts to enhance global understanding of the off-grid appliance market and provide a framework for stakeholders to identify business opportunities and high-impact policy and programmatic interventions.

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