PNOC, Singson firm explore off-grid
renewable energy !-- -- Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines State-run Philippine National Oil Co.
PowerGen Renewable Energy, a developer, builder, and operator of micro-utilities in Africa, has confirmed the acquisition of Rafiki Power (E.ON Off-Grid
(Napocor) to stop its plan to raise generation charges in missionary and off-grid
islands of the country by passing on to consumers the taxes and added fuel costs.
Cusi said, "Providing stable and reliable power in off-grid
areas remains a considerable challenge to our goal of total electrification.
A microgrid is a small-scale power system able to provide stable power supply to off-grid
areas by combining distributed power sources, such as diesel generators, solar power, wind power and storage batteries.
Damilola Ogunbiyi talks to James Gavin about her efforts to support off-grid
renewables and encourage the private sector to invest in the fast-growing sector.
Through this project Signify Pakistan aims to improve learning opportunities for young people in off-grid
communities by providing sustainable access to light to communities that are underserved by electricity.
In its pursuit of the above, the power authority has been noted to favour on-grid solutions over off-grid
'In Cambodia, off-grid
solutions constitute the fastest means for expanding electricity access in rural areas,' he said.
"After investing $22 million (Sh2.2 billion) of patient, philanthropic capital across the off-grid
ecosystem and impacting 81 million lives, Acumen saw an opportunity to drive energy access for millions of low-income people in East Africa and scale the clean energy sector," it said in a statement."KawiSafi aims to deliver clean affordable energy to 10 million people, at least half of whom live in poverty, and will displace more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide in the next 10 years, to address energy poverty and help avert the current climate crisis.
Togo has begun subsidising off-grid
solar power systems in an effort to provide cheap energy solutions to the large amount of its citizens who are not plugged in to the national grid.