19 Dec 2018

DC aims to finalize public-private partnership for LED streetlights by late 2019

The DC government is planning to replace the bulbs in more than 75,000 of the city’s streetlights with cheaper and more energy-efficient LED technology within the next two to three years. The change is expected to cut the city’s annual utility costs by $4 million to $6 million and lower

20 Sep 2018

Kenya keen on promoting public-private partnerships

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday said Kenya is keen on promoting more partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to spur more growth in the country. The President made the remarks during a meeting with General Electric Global top leadership who paid him a courtesy call at State House,

14 Sep 2018

Public-private partnerships worth $4.7 billion offered by Tunisia

Tunisia will offer public-private partnership projects for the energy, transport and other sectors worth 13 billion dinars ($4.7 billion) to revive the economy and create jobs, the investment minister told Reuters. The partnerships include a deep water port at Ennfidha city and subway in the eastern city of Sfax as

05 Jun 2018

‘Private sector to continue to play key role in economic development’, says Qatar Chamber’s Sheikh Khalifa

The past year has witnessed the resiliency and strength of Qatar’s private sector in overcoming the challenges wrought by the economic blockade imposed against the country by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. According to Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, the country’s private sector will continue

05 Jun 2018

GGF to provide USD 37.4 mn for Serbia’s first wind farms

The fund said it would provide 18.35 million euros for the 158 megawatt (MW) Cibuk windfarm, Serbia’s biggest, which will be built 50 kilometres (31 miles) northeast of Belgrade. The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) said on Tuesday it would provide 32 million euros ($37.44 million) financing for Serbia’s first

30 May 2018

World Bank helps Bangladesh expand access to renewable energy

The Bangladesh government has signed a $55 million financing agreement with the World Bank to expand renewable energy uses in rural areas. The agreement was signed by Kazi Shofiqul Azam, secretary of Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division, and Fan Qimiao, Asian Development Bank country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal on

28 May 2018

IFC helps Uzbekistan develop renewable energy through public-private partnership

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a mandate with the government of Uzbekistan to increase its renewable power capacity and encourage private sector investment in Uzbekistan’s renewable-energy sector. As transaction advisor, IFC will advise the government and the state-owned national power utility, Uzbekenergo on structuring a

08 May 2018

SkyPower signs PPA with Uzbekistan for 1GW solar energy

Canada-based utility-scale solar power plant developer SkyPower has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Government of Uzbekistan for the proposed 1GW of solar plants to be built in the country. Under the terms of the deal, SkyPower will sell power generated from the new solar power plants,

04 May 2018

City of Toronto to develop low-carbon thermal energy networks with renewables

The City of Toronto and private energy provider Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) have established a partnership to co-develop low-carbon thermal energy networks in Toronto using energy from renewable sources such as heat recovery, geo-exchange and solar thermal. The projects will advance the objectives of the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy and will use renewable

27 Apr 2018

Serbia starts to embrace clean energy

2018 will be a crucial year for Serbia’s energy sector as 250 megawatts from renewable sources are to be connected to the grid. The same amount again will come online in 2019.  The bulk of renewable energy in Serbia comes from wind power but solar energy is currently underutilised. Serbia’s