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Last updated: March 11, 2019

President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Lungu prepares to power on the Bangweulu Solar farm during the plant's commissioning in Lusaka on March 11, 2019.
March 11, 2019

LUSAKA — The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, and other dignitaries joined U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote for the official commissioning of the Bangweulu Solar Project located in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.  Representing Zambia’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, the Bangweulu project was developed by Neoen and First Solar, a French-American Independent Power Producer consortium, under the management of Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation and in partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) Scaling Utility-Scale Solar Program (known as “Scaling Solar”).

July 13, 2018

On July 10, Power Africa, a U.S. Government-wide initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development, signed a formal partnership with The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, B&W focuses on advanced energy and environmental technologies and services for power, industrial, and renewable markets.

July 6, 2018

Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz will travel to Ohio and Michigan with a U.S. Government Interagency team, from July 9 to 12, to visit a number of U.S. companies and facilities, many of which are current Power Africa partners.

June 27, 2018

Today, at the World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Agency for International Development's Power Africa Coordinator launched the Gas Roadmap to 2030 for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Roadmap outlines a plan for achieving up to 16,000 megawatts of additional gas-fired power generation in SSA by 2030.

May 22, 2018

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Strategy and Finance for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Kim Dong Yeon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) toward pursuing our energy goals in Sub-Saharan Africa.