Focus on the just ended SETA Project in Kenya

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On 11 and 12 March 2024, IED Consult Kenya successfully hold the close out workshop of SETA Project (Sustainable Energy Technical Assistance) gathering up to 80 participants including representatives coming from the 16 assisted counties to develop their county energy plan, representatives of the Ministry of Energy and in particular the Secretary for Renewable Energies Mr. Eng. Isaac Kiva, and the representative of the European Union which is financing this project.

During this workshop, the team presented the challenges encountered as well as the main achievements of the project. Thematic discussions were held with several panellists, including good interventions on post-project sustainability measures and exit strategy.

IED Consult Kenya fully played its role regarding counties capacity building (CEP preparation), Renewable Energy Sector reinforcement (collaboration with CSOs and PSOs and other institutions).

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IED, major actor of the National Long-Term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality in Cambodia!

The final workshop for the restitution of the study on energy modelling in Cambodia took place on December 14, 2023. This technical assistance, launched in 2021, was financed by the French Development Agency through their 2050 Facility.

The workshop was attended by many multi-sectoral parties, including representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Cambodia Electricity (EDC), the Cambodian Regulatory Authority (EAC), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Ministry of Transport (MPWT) as well as international institutions and private sector actors.


The study resulted in the development of modelling energy scenarios through an Excel tool, which the technical working group members were trained, the development of the carbon neutrality in 2050 (LTS4CN) long-term scenario which was presented at COP21 in 2021, and the development of two alternative sustainable development trajectories with a view to achieving the objectives of the LTS4CN. The study resulted in policy recommendations to be implemented accompanied by a detailed action plan that were presented and discussed at this final workshop.

One of the main challenges for Cambodia identified in the study is to master transportation means energy efficiency by electrifying vehicles and using natural gas as a transition fuel for freight.

As far as the electricity sector is concerned, achieving decarbonation objectives requires a high penetration of renewable energies, mainly from solar sources, accompanied by natural gas deployment. Cambodia could in this sight, also explore the prospects of hydrogen especially in the freight transport sector and in industry. The study also highlighted the country's sustainable biomass potential as well as the challenges related to supply chain development, giving a glimpse to such promising future in Cambodia.

A delegation from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal on Hydrogen theme visit !

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IED organized end january, a 7-day visit in Paris and the Rhône-Alpes region focused on the theme of Hydrogen, for a delegation from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal, led by Mr. Cheikh NIANE Secretary General, composed of the Ministry Renewable Energy and Hydrocarbons Directorates members.

As the delegation is in charge of the preparation of Senegal's H2 strategy, IED with Tenerrdis support, the Energy Transition competitiveness cluster, has prepared a visit program in order to meet European and French H2 sector stakeholders.

The program began with a visit to the HYVOLUTION 2024 exhibition in Paris, which consolidated a network of Operators, equipment manufacturers, engineers and institutions from European countries.

The delegation then visited and met in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region H2 sector stakeholders: H2 mobility distributors, low-carbon industrial sites, storage solutions producers, equipment manufacturers and research centres.

Thanks to this visit to France, this Senegalese delegation obtained more information on the actors, technologies and market prospects of green H2 that will allow them to develop strategies to be applied in Senegal in order to develop the renewable energy sector.

Happy second year to the Mbakaou power plant!

This is the second anniversary of the commissioning of the Mbakaou Carrière Small Hydroelectric Power Plant (PCH) (1.49 MW) & associated power lines in Cameroon, a project led by IED INVEST CAMEROON as project developer and IPP - Independent Power Producer.

It was indeed on the 09 March 2022 that the final acceptance of the Mbakaou PCH facilities took place, marking the beginning of commercial operation period. After the successful test phase, the plant was officially inaugurated on 14 April 2022.


This second year of operation is marked by an availability rate of 97% and an optimum service quality to users.

With a production capacity of 1.5MW, the electricity generated by the Mbakaou power plant benefits the surrounding localities as well as the city of Tibati, thus allowing the development of income-generating activities and improving the inhabitants daily lives.

This "pilot experiment" in Cameroon is catching attention and site visits have multiplied this year, including those of university students, cooperation organizations or donors, and in particular the visit of a parliamentary delegation in December 2023 to study the replicability of this type of operation.


It's official : IED INVEST CAMEROON is pursuing small hydroelectric power plants development in Cameroon!

As part of the PROMOTE ENR 2024 exhibition, the Managing Director of IED INVEST and Mr. Gaston Eloundou Essomba, the Cameroonian Minister of Water and Energy (MINEE), signed on 21 February 2024, the Memorandum of Understanding for the development of two small hydroelectric power plants on the "Pont-Vina" and "Mbalang-Djalingo" sites, in the Adamawa region,  in the vicinity of the city of Ngaoundere, as Independent Power Producer (or IPP) status.


Preliminary studies have already estimated respectively for these two sites nominal capacities of 3.7MW and 5MW, that will support production on the northern grid, and replace fossil energy (from diesel generators) by 100% renewable clean energy.

IED INVEST CAMEROON will rely on its very good Cameroon knowledge of over 15 years, on its local teams and on its experience of the Mbakaou phase I power plant (1.5 MW) started in 2022 : the first small hydroelectric power plant (PCH <5MW) developed in IPP on a PPP financing package.

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