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  • July 2018Ethiopia: Enabling framework for off-grid electricity investment, package of bankable projects

    To fulfil the ambition of creating electricity access for the 70 % the population (around 70 million people) currently without access, Ethiopia has set the objective of rapidly expanding its power generation capacity. Read more...
  • May 2018Reducing energy costs in public buildings of Indian Ocean Commission Member states

    In a bottom-up approach, the technical and financial findings from 15 prefeasibility studies for energy efficiency in buildings in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles were extrapolated to national policy recommendations.Read more...
  • May 2018EU Workshop on the Energy-Digital Nexus

    Digital technologies can be crucial in building the future of productive uses of energy, financial inclusion and job creation. HCL is studying the digital-energy nexus potential in rural areas of the developing world.Read more...
  • February 2018EU supports AUC in the Harmonisation of the regulatory frameworks for the Electricity Markets in Africa

    A joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the African Union Commission (AUC) is focusing on the process of integration and harmonisation of the regulatory frameworks for the electricity markets in Africa. A fully integrated, competitive and harmonised electricity market would be a strong enabler for accelerating Africa’s development and improving energy access in Africa.Read more...
  • Creating jobs for an empowered Africa

    The TAF is studying the employment generation results of sustainable energy projects, looking to track job creation and eventually mainstream this goal into EU development projects in Africa – and beyond.Read more...
  • European Union meets African Union to exchange experiences

    HCL’s EU TAF Team for East and Southern Africa organised a series of sessions in Brussels, bringing together the Infrastructure and Energy Department (IED) of the African Union Commission (AUC) and EU Institutions & Energy Sector Associations, in a series of technical meetings dedicated to “Exchange of Experiences”.Read more...
  • EU support to building an energy efficiency programme for SADC’s industrial players

    A new EU-funded Energy Efficiency programme aims to boost competitiveness of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States’ industries by building their capacity to adopt, invest and use energy efficient technologies and practices- and eventually reduce energy consumption, which amounts to up to 35% of production costs.Read more...
  • Puntland: Scaling up use of LPG

    Government involvement and control, business opportunities and profitability, and bottled LPG supply at an affordable price are the three objectives of a new LPG project in Puntland. HCL's SE4All TAF team lays out the business plan for increased access to LPG in 9 large cities within a Public Private Partnership (PPP) type of venture between the Government and private investors.Read more...