23rd September 2021
InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising investment into sub-Saharan infrastructure projects:
InfraCo Africa’s support reduces risks and costs, and ensures that projects are developed to the highest standards: from a concept, to a financeable investment opportunity, to a proven operating business.
InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG): it is managed as a private company although funded by governments in the UK (FCDO), the Netherlands (DGIS) and Switzerland (SECO). Since its establishment in 2004, InfraCo Africa has developed eighteen projects through to Financial Close. Of these, it has successfully exited five projects and is overseeing the construction and operation of the remainder.
InfraCo Africa’s projects will improve living standards and power economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.
Harnessing solar potential
Élan Solar will deliver 50MWAC of electricity to Cameroon’s national grid, it will be one of the country’s first commercial-scale solar IPPs
Cascading the benefits of small hydro
Under Active Development: The first mini-hydro in a portfolio of projects being developed by Virunga Power which will bring electricity to off-grid communities in south west Tanzania.
Diversifying Guinea's energy mix
As the first grid-connected solar plant in Guinea, the Khoumagueli project will diversify Guinea’s national energy mix and increase installed capacity by 40MWp. Khoumagueli’s power will complement that provided by a nearby hydro facility, compensating for reductions in daytime output when water levels fall or whilst the plant is being refurbished.
Harnessing the power of waterfalls
The Western Power Company will develop a 180MW run-of-river hydropower plant in Zambia’s Western Province: harnessing the untapped potential of the Zambezi River’s waterfalls to deliver clean, sustainable power. The project will not only provide power to the national grid, helping to alleviate economically crippling power deficits, but also directly and positively impact families living in the surrounding area through a pioneering benefit-sharing programme.
Lighting the way for renewables in Chad
The Djermaya Solar project will develop 60MW of solar PV in two phases, gradually integrating renewable power into Chad’s national grid. By establishing a cross-sector Task-Force, this project is drawing on both public and private sector expertise to rapidly develop a solution that is bankable and aligned with the Government of Chad’s aspirations.
Making connections for a brighter future
A pioneering mixed utility on Bugala Island which operates two roll-on roll-off ferries, upgraded 66km of road, distributes clean water and developed a 1.6MW hybrid solar-diesel power plant.
Working in partnership to grow Zambia’s future
An innovative pilot, the Chanyanya project installed the bulk water infrastructure required to provide infield irrigation to 148 hectares of land leased from a smallholder’s cooperative. The project farms this irrigated land and also provides irrigated market garden plots to local smallholders.
Delivering off-grid solar power solutions for Zambia
This project will deploy over 150 10kWp micro power utilities across Zambia. Standard Microgrid’s modular solar technology and proprietary grid management tools are designed to be deployed quickly in remote areas, enabling isolated communities to operate solar PV micro-grids.
Packaging up power for rural Tanzania
Redavia Tanzania Asset Ltd is an innovative solar PV rental business that provides containerised off-grid power to businesses and communities in Tanzania. InfraCo Africa is providing the capital and support needed to rapidly scale up this business, with the intention of deploying 30 containers across rural Tanzania.
From concept to commercial reality
Cenpower Generation Ltd (Cenpower) will construct and operate an efficient 350MW combined-cycle gas turbine plant, the first greenfield, project-financed IPP in Ghana.
Powering a sustainable future for Cape Verde
Cabeólica is a groundbreaking project, that constructed 30 wind turbines across four of Cape Verde’s islands and established Cabeólica SA as the first Public Private Partnershp (PPP) to deliver commercial scale wind power in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Cabeólica has an installed capacity of 25.5MW and supplies 25% of the electricity consumed in Cape Verde.
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