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USAID Power Africa Org, Japan Form Alliance to Provide Renewable Energy Access in Africa

green earth, environmentThe U.S. Agency for International Development‘s Power Africa organization has entered a partnership with Japan’s government to share strengths, expertise and resources in support of efforts to provide access to renewable energy in Africa.

USAID said Thursday its partnership with Japan’s foreign affairs ministry aims to align Power Africa with the Tokyo International Conference on African Development process to establish a foundation for collaboration in the energy sector.

“With our combined resources and expertise, we are better equipped to facilitate the implementation of more low-carbon energy projects and enhance energy efficiency in existing power plants in the years to come,” said Andrew Herscowitz, Power Africa coordinator.

USAID noted the partnership will also work to support investments in cleaner energy such as renewable energy and natural gas as well as develop the geothermal sector in East Africa and support cross-border energy trade.

The alliance will also build on Power Africa’s coalition of public and private sector partners to help efforts towards boosting the delivery of access and generation capacity of more than 30,000 megawatts of clean electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.

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