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Pursuing Africa’s Vast Energy Potential

Pursuing Africa’s Vast Energy Potential

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA The mission of Power Africa, an initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2013 and spearheaded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to increase the number of people in sub-Saharan Africa who have access to electricity. More than 645 million Africans—more than twice the U.S. population—have no access to electricity, according Read more […]

U.S.-Africa Energy Standards Program Launches

U.S.-Africa Energy Standards Program Launches

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gene Eckhart, Consultant, NEMA The U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Standards Program (CESP) is a long-range development program sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), coordinated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in partnership with Power Africa, and led by the U.S. Agency for International Development. NEMA is consulting with ANSI to present workshops in sub-Saharan countries Read more […]

Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Robert Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund More than one billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. Given their remote, sparsely populated, rural locations, the majority will probably never be connected to a major power grid. Without electricity, most lack access to modern education, effective healthcare, food and water security, and economic Read more […]