responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH) has acquired a 26% interest in Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH), a leading South African based developer, owner and operator of run-of-river hydropower projects in Southern Africa.

Joining forces with WWF to promote the restoration of the Nyamwamba river in Uganda

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Uganda are teaming up for a USD 240,000 restoration project on the Nyamwamba River Watershed in Western Uganda.

First rAREH power plant becomes operational

Located on Rwanda’s Mukungwa river, the 2.7 MW run-of-the-river hydropower plant Rwaza I is the first plant in responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding’s portfolio to take up operations.

Teaming up with AGES to develop solar PV plant in Sierra Leone

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH) and Africa Growth and Energy Solutions (AGES) have signed an agreement to co-develop a 25 MW solar PV project in Sierra Leone’s Bo District. The project is to be built in two phases, with construction on a 5 MW plant intended to start in 2018.

New Africa Power to develop hydro projects in Zambia

responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, Norfund and Vineyard have teamed up to incorporate New Africa Power. The new energy joint venture plans to develop a 65 MW portfolio of small-scale run-of-the-river hydropower projects in Zambia.

responsAbility joined COP 23 side event on “De-risking Renewable Investments in Africa”

responsAbility contributed its expertise to a panel on the main barriers to the deployment of renewable energy in Africa and access to affordable financing at COP 23, the UN Climate Change Conference that was held in Bonn, Germany, in November 2017.

From river current to electricity

Small-scale power plants – planned, developed, financed, built and operated by a responsAbility-managed company – are providing a sustainable power supply for rural regions of Africa.

Renewable energy investments in Africa

To support African countries in increasing their clean energy generation, two Nordic public finance institutions (USD 19 million) have invested in a responsAbility-managed energy holding focusing on Sub-Saharan African countries. We spoke with one of them, NDF, about their contribution and the importance of partnership.

The birth of a new generation of solar projects

The 8th “Unlocking Solar Capital Africa” conference was held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 25-26 October, 2017.  The event aims to drive the adoption of solar energy sources on the continent by bringing together representatives from development banks, investment funds, solar developers and other solar stakeholders.