Unlocking Investments into Africa's Renewable Energy Market

  

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)


The African Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF) is launching a virtual roadshow of free webinars allowing a deeper understanding of risk issues for renewable energy projects on the continent, and conversations around risk mitigation solutions. The first webinar will take place on Thursday, 23 September from 14:30-16:00 hrs. EAT. Please click here (https://bit.ly/3CyCtgo) to register for the event.

The session will be oriented on how to get more energy projects from the drawing board to the grid. While the energy demand in African economies is expected to nearly double by 2040, and although the potential for renewable energy is 1,000 times larger than the demand, only 2GW out of almost 180GW of this new renewable power were added on the African continent.

Clearly not good enough! To improve the situation within the next two decades, new solutions need to be implemented urgently. De-risking and promoting private sector investments will play a crucial part of it.

In this 90-min interactive session, AEGF partners: the European Investment Bank (EIB), KfW Development Bank, Munich Re and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) will share their experience and provide valuable insights on how they were able to come together and design practical solutions for investors and financiers of green energy projects in Africa aligned with SDG7 objectives.

Across Africa, the complexity of renewable energy projects and their long tenors hold back crucial energy investment. Tailored to the specific needs and risk profiles of sustain­able energy projects, AEGF will tackle the investment challenge by providing underwriting expertise and capacity tailored to market needs.

The AEGF will significantly boost private investment in sustainable energy projects, both expanding access to clean energy and contribute to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals. The scheme supports new private sector investment in eligible renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI).

Press Contact: 
Sheila Ongas 
Communications Officer 
African Trade Insurance Agency 
sheila.ongas@ati-aca.org
Mobile +254 728 600 180

About the African Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF):
In 2017, following a market assessment, leading German reinsurer Munich REe (https://bit.ly/3tVWz0M), the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-aca.org) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) (www.EIB.org) together launched the African Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF). In January 2020, KfW, the German Development Bank, signed a European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) guarantee agreement that makes KfW a co-guarantor of AEGF. The African Energy Guarantee Facility supports long-term energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. With ATI as the initial primary insurer, the Facility will benefit from an open architecture to potentially include other insurers in future.

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