Germany Commits 100m Euros to SEFA to Unlock Private Investment in Renewable Energy

Proshare

Thursday, September 30, 2021 / 01:45 PM /by  AfDB / Header Image Credit: BNP Paribas

 

The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 September as part of the UN General Assembly

 

The German government will contribute 100 million Euros to the African Development Bank's (AfDB.org) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa's renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources.

 

The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 September as part of the UN General Assembly. 

 

The funding will go to unlock private sector investment in green-baseload projects, a SEFA priority focus. Specifically, it will support technical assistance and investment in power generation, transmission and distribution to increase penetration of renewable power in African grids. The funding follows Germany's initial contribution to SEFA of 50 million Euros, made in 2020.

 

Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, said during the High-Level Dialogue: "We need to accelerate the global energy transition. This requires the rapid phasing out of all fossil fuels and a massive expansion of renewable energy. The time to act is now".

 

The financing aligns with the G20 Compact with Africa launched during Germany's tenure of the G20 Presidency. The Compact promotes macroeconomic, business and financing reform to attract more private investment in Africa. 

 

Dr. Daniel Schroth, the Bank's Acting Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, said, "Germany's new contribution is a major boost towards SEFA's capitalization target of $500 million. It is also recognition of the catalytic role SEFA has been playing in accelerating Africa's energy transition and supporting clean energy access solutions".

 

SEFA is a multi-donor special fund that aims to unlock private sector investments that contribute to universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy services for all in Africa, in line with the Bank's New Deal on Energy for Africa strategy and Sustainable Development Goal 7. SEFA has received contributions from the Government of Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Nordic Development Fund, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.


Proshare Nigeria Pvt. Ltd.


Related News

  1. FSD Africa Investments Approves $4.5m Funding for Renewable Energy Financing Intermediary Nithio FI
  2. FCMB Restates Commitment to Environmental Sustainability; Expands Support To Renewable Energy Sector
  3. Ecobank Wins Starsight Renewable Energy Sustainability Award 2020
  4. Segun Adaju To Speak On Renewable Energy And Nigeria's Economic Sustainability
  5. Post COVID-19: Why Nigeria Needs To Give Priority To Renewable Energy -Segun Adaju
  6. Germany Set to Pay Customers for Electricity Usage as Renewable Energy Generation Creates Huge Power
  7. NESG Renewable Energy Roundtable: Stakeholders call for effective policy framework, smart financing
  8. FCMB Collaborates with NESP to Host SME Seminar on Renewable Energy
  9. Why Bitcoin May Speed Up the Transition to Renewable Energy
  10. Ahead of Tomorrow on WebTV: Discussions on Post COVID-19; Focus On Renewable Energy


Proshare Nigeria Pvt. Ltd.

READ MORE:
Related News
SCROLL TO TOP