ARE Member Gaia Impact Fund announces a milestone equity investment in Nuru, a mini-grid developer and operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Goma, 16 June 2020 - “Nuru is thrilled to be partnering with Gaia Impact Fund to bring millions of people renewable energy in the Democratic Republic of Congo”, says Jonathan Shaw, CEO of Nuru. READ MORE

ARE Partner REN21’s latest Renewables Global Status Report reveals 126% surge in mini-grid start-ups investment

Paris, 16 June 2020 – This year’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) reveals an increase in demand for renewable power, yet the growth in to READ MORE

Leading energy access representatives call for USD 35 million in immediate lifeline support to survive Covid-19

5 June 2020 - Covid-19 is already severely impacting the energy access sector and threatens to undermine the industry’s achievements, putting SDG7 all but out of reach - a goal that is “ READ MORE

ARE Member Odyssey to support electrification of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa with renewable energy technology

New York, 28 May 2020 - The Rockefeller Foundation has announced that it will award three new grants to support organisations that are working with countries, communities, and regions in Africa and Asia to leverage data and technology to bolster their Covid-19 response. READ MORE

The Alliance for Rural Electrification announces new interim CEO

Brussels, 4 June 2020 - The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) has today announced that David Lecoque, formerly the Senior Manager Policy & Business Development at ARE, has been selected by the ARE Board of Directors to lead the association as interim READ MORE

ARE Member Renewvia lights up two Nigerian communities with mini-grids

Bayelsa State, Nigeria – On June 2, 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its Implementing Agency – Rural Electrification Agency (REA), commissioned two solar hybrid mini grids in the villages of Akipelai and Oloibiri, Bayelsa State with a total capacity of 134.64kW fo READ MORE

Op-ed: Sustainable Energy Access during COVID-19: Time for Collaboration not Heroes

By Siré A. Diallo, Sustainable Energy Market Development Consultant READ MORE

ARE Member EDPR makes a donation against Covid-19 in Africa

11 May 2020 - ARE Member EDPR's Access to Energy programme has set up corporate social responsibility initiatives to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique and Nigeria. READ MORE