Stories from the field

Dec 17

Creating jobs for an empowered Africa

November 2017
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.
Dec 17

European Union meets African Union to exchange experiences

November 2017
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”.
Oct 17

EU support to building an energy efficiency programme for SADC’s industrial players

October 2017
HCL’s SE4All TAF team travelled to Maputo, Mozambique to support the organization of the workshop ‘Technical Stakeholders Workshop for the SADC region’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Programme (SIEEP)’
Oct 17

Puntland: Scaling up use of LPG

August 2017
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.
Oct 17

Seychelles: Innovating for energy independence

July 2017
As the country seeks to shed dependence on imported oil products, a key challenge for the Seychelles is to develop its renewable energy potential in a sustainable way. Energy and electricity master plans are being proposed.
Oct 17

New Momentum for Lesotho’s Rural Energy

June 2017
A new, dedicated institution for rural energy will pull together efforts focusing on Lesotho’s off-grid, mountainous areas. Wired electricity is still an emerging utility in Lesotho, and the majority of rural populations –some 92%- still live without access.
Oct 17

COMESA: Top-Level Move to Unlock Energy Investment Potential

June 2017
COMESA launches an ambitious plan to harmonise regulatory frameworks, aiming to attract public and private investments in the region. Energy arm RAERESA is now upgraded to become an effective coordinator.
Apr 17

Electrifying investment in Madagascar

December 2015
The EU’s new Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI) is an innovative "venture capital" facility, aiming to mobilize and accelerate private sector investment, and to increase and improve access to renewable, affordable and reliable energy in emerging and developing countries.
Apr 17

Harmonized electricity markets to improve energy access for African citizens

November 2015
HCL is supporting the AUC/Department Infrastructure Energy (DIE) to analyse existing regional and continental regulations including assessment of regulatory frameworks and institutions in the African energy sector, through a dedicated assignment: “Legal Framework Assessment Support to the African Union Commission (AUC) in the Development of a Legal Harmonised Continental Regulatory Framework for the Energy Sector in Africa”.
Apr 17

Energy savings: Quick wins for an improved electricity supply in Zambia

October 2015
Workshop on ‘Energy Efficiency Quick Win Actions’ funded by the European Union - reveals that the total potential electricity saving from 14 investigated sites may cut electricity consumption by up to 50% and significantly reduce the energy deficit in Zambia.