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Small Scale Power Project of the Year

About the Small Scale Power Project of the Year

This category identifies electrification projects that have made a positive impact to communities by increasing energy access and electrification rates. These projects can be initiatives driven by government, private developers, or public institutions and the impact can increase power distribution to previously unelectrified communities for use in homes, schools, healthcare facilities, agriculture and small businesses.

About the Small Scale Power Project of the Year

Read about the projects below and vote for the project you consider to have best demonstrated excellent application of new technologies, business models or execution in the aim of increasing access to electricity on the African continent.

All of the shortlisted projects have been featured in African Power and Energy Elites 2020.

The winner will be announced virtually in August 2020.

Voting for this category has ended.

2020 Nominees

Sustainable Power Generation

Sustainable Power Generation

A Community Trust run by the Peachtree Church Atlanta in Georgia, USA, saw a need to support a larger school expansion project in Malawi. Due to the remoteness of the region and the school, some children were walking many miles every day to attend school. This can be dangerous, and a contributor to inconsistent attendance.

The project added a girls’ dormitory to the school as a solution aimed at increasing access to education by making class attendance safer and easier for young women. SustainSolar was awarded the contract to install and commission the clean power system. 

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Phanes Group

Phanes Group

Niger's government has recognised the importance of renewables as it seeks to strengthen its energy infrastructure and provide a sustainable power supply to its citizens.

As the country works to define the role clean energy will play in its development, Phanes Group – an international solar developer, investment and asset manager, headquartered in Dubai, UAE – aims to continue supporting the process with examples of viable solutions such as the Boki Niger project.


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Sosai Renewable Energies Company

Sosai Renewable Energies Company

A project initiated by Sosai Renewable Energies Company is proving that access to sustainable, reliable electricity opens the door to an array of new economic opportunities.

In 2017, the social enterprise, based in Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, designed and implemented a community development project after receiving a grant from the United States African Development Fund (USADF). 

The project involved the installation of two solar mini-grids, two solar kiosks and two solar dryers for agricultural processing, all within different rural communities in Kaduna.

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Empower New Energy

Empower New Energy

With the deployment of alternative power solutions often hindered by strict funding models, equity financiers Empower New Energy (EmNEW) have developed a pilot project in the above mentioned districts. 

They wanted to demonstrate the benefits of a innovative business model, which aims to deliver more development-focused renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa at a lower cost.

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New Southern Energy

New Southern Energy

The strategic decision to install a microgrid system was largely due to the rising costs of farming, and the impact of the drought – resulting in input costs and direct production costs escalating more than the farm’s sales (revenue) per year.

Once the installation was complete, it would reduce their carbon footprint by half.  The system has been designed and installed by the renewable energy provider, New Southern Energy, a full service renewable energy provider for distributed energy projects throughout Africa. At commissioning, the system was the first commercially operated floating solar system on the continent.

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Riccofortezza Nigeria Limited

Riccofortezza Nigeria Limited

The capital city of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, is severely lacking in road lighting infrastructure. This has created a volatile socio-economic outlook for the residents due to the high level of insecurity and lack of light at night.

A tender was issued in the public domain which gave birth to the first on-road solar photovoltaic (PV) tunnel, ‘Solar Farm Tunnel (SFT)’, otherwise known as The Light Up Kwara solar project.

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FACTS AND FIGURES FROM AFRICAN UTILITY WEEK & POWERGEN AFRICA

  • 10000
    ATTENDEES
  • 82
    COUNTRIES
  • 82
    UTILITIES & MUNICIPALITIES
  • 360
    EXHIBITORS

 

 

Host Ministry

  • Ministry of Energy South Africa

Host Utility

  • Eskom

Host City

  • Host City

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • SALGA
  • NTIYISO

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

 

Silver Sponsor

  • Akilee
  • Nyamezela Metering (Pty) Ltd
  • Huawei Technologies Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ntiyiso Consulting






 

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamazela
  • APUA
  • ALSF
  • Prime Alliance
  • Oracle






 

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa