Renewable World East Africa joins President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative

Renewable World East Africa, in partnership with Renewvia Energy, is proud to be one of six recipients of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s single largest investment in Kenya’s power sector to date. At a ceremony in New York, witnessed by the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, the Honorable William Ruto, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak announced the six projects that will help increase access to affordable and reliable electricity across Kenya and help diversify the country’s energy mix.

Renewable World East Africa will develop microgrid solar and battery storage systems at eight locations across Kenya, with a combined 1.5 MW of new power generation capacity. This project will pay for the feasibility study (to be conducted by US Company Renewvia Energy Corporation) to help electrify an estimated 4,500 households and businesses.

Renewvia and Renewable World will also work together to expand the capacity of four more of Renewable World’s solar microgrids, and will be providing investment capital for six new solar microgrids being commissioned by Renewable World in 2016-2017.

Together the partners have ambitious plans to Light Up Lake Victoria by bringing clean, affordable and reliable energy to a further 50 communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Renewable World East Africa is honoured to be part of the Power Africa initiative launched by President Obama in 2013 and highlighted on his visit to Kenya in 2015. Power Africa’s goals are to increase electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa by adding more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity and 60 million new home and business connections.

Mike Bloomberg at The U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Photos courtesy of: Mike Bloomberg

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