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AltGen opens a representative office in Mauritius trading under “Altgen Energy Services LTD”

  AltGen has just opened a representative office in Mauritius which caters to our clients who are interested in running our payroll services throughout Africa. The newly formed entity in Africa’s business hub is registered under the name “Altgen Energy Services LTD”. As Africa continues to be a destination of choice for renewable energy developments, […]

GMG Facility Kenya announces the addition of €3.9 million

“The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Kenya announces the addition of €3.9 million from the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund to provide output based connection and investment grants to renewable energy mini-grids projects. Funding for technical assistance to mini-grid developers will also be available.  AFD has secured the funding, and combined with the […]

AltGen site visits in Kenya and Rwanda with PAUWES graduates

As part of the conclusion to the Pan-African University of Water and Energy Sciences engagement, our Kenyan-based team met with some of the MSc Energy graduates at two significant renewable energy facilities in Kenya and Rwanda. Ngong Hills Wind Farm, Nairobi, Kenya One of the students, Lilies Kathumbi, accompanied AltGen to the impressive Ngong Hills […]

Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility Provides Power to Rural Kenya

The Green Mini Grid (GMG) Facility in Kenya provides technical assistance, output based connection grants and investment grants to mini-grid developers providing renewable energy to off grid communities in Kenya. This facility is part of the GMG Africa Program which aims to transform the Green Mini Grid sector in Africa into a thriving industry to […]

SAWEP ENGAGES ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN WIND ENERGY

After a very successful workshop held in Pretoria on 17 Jan 2018, and subsequent meetings, the SAWEP program is moving ahead with identifying training and skills needs in wind energy, with a few interventions being shortlisted as possible program beneficiaries, namely: Technical training and support to semi-skilled and locally located beneficiaries, especially in the context […]

CAREERS WORKSHOP IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Its been a wonderful 4 days in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia conducting a “Careers Workshop” for the very first cohort of graduates from the Pan African University – Institute of Water and Energy Sciences. The 17 students that attended are the best and brightest in Africa, from Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

SARETEC SYMPOSIUM, WINDABA 2017 AND A GENERAL UPDATE

It has been a busy few weeks at AltGen. Firstly, SARETEC hosted the Wind Energy Technical Symposium, with excellent presentations on the state of the wind industry in South Africa, some with a more technical inclination. And then the premier annual wind energy event, WINDABA, was once again a great success. Perhaps more intimate this […]

ALTGEN APPOINTED TO ASSIST PAUWES GRADUATES IN ETHIOPIA

The Pan African University (PAU) is a African Union initiative to breathe life into African higher education, to counter brain drain and improve the employability of African graduates. While the PAU is based in Addis Ababa, the PAU Institute for Energy and Water Sciences (PAUWES) is located at the Abou Bakr Belkaid University of Tlemcen […]