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Partnership is at the core of Power Africa. Bringing cleaner, more efficient electricity to sub-Saharan Africa requires new model of development —  linking public and private sector goals and resources, and connecting investors and entrepreneurs to opportunities.

We continue to add partners that are aligned with the mission of the initiative and will add significant value to the its efforts.  A partnership with Power Africa is a non-binding, non-financial commitment to collaborate with Power Africa’s effort to facilitate the development of 30,000 megawatts (MW) of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity, as well as increase electricity access by adding 60 million new home and business connections throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Summary of opportunity

Power Africa private-sector partners receive a variety of benefits from aligning themselves with the initiative, including:

  • Streamlined and coordinated access to the 12 Power Africa agencies of the U.S. Government (USG), including through joint meetings with multiple USG agencies
  • Open lines of communication to Power Africa staff and transaction advisors on the ground
  • Opportunity to inform Power Africa’s policy reform, transaction advisory and technical assistance efforts aimed at addressing critical constraints to power sector development and investment
  • Review of the partner’s project pipeline to identify opportunities for potential support of Power Africa agencies
  • Potential technical and transactional assistance from on-the-ground advisors
  • Connections to other members of the Power Africa partnership
  • Invitations to Power Africa-related events
  • Profile in a quarterly Power Africa newsletter
  • Recognition as partner on Power Africa website and in Power Africa publications
  • Positive public relations and enhanced profile that come with connection to the respected Power Africa brand

Criterias

In order to become a Power Africa Partner, a private sector company must demonstrate the ability to aid Power Africa in reaching its goals of adding 30,000 Megawatts of cleaner energy and 60 million new home and business connections by 2030. Potential private sector partners are assessed using a number of different criteria, including, but not limited to,

  • the location of projects, sub-Saharan Africa
  • capacity to complete projects,
  • experience and presence in sub-Saharan Africa,
  • cleaner technologies used for projects,
  • confirmation based on a due diligence review that the partnership would not cause representational risk to the United States Government.

How to apply

If you are a business working in (or considering) the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa, we invite you to contact us. Power Africa currently has more than 100  private-sector partners and we look forward to adding to the list. Please fill out the form below to partner with Power Africa or to request other information.

A member of the Power Africa team will reach out to you to further understand your interest in the initiative and explore how best Power Africa and your organization might collaborate. If there appears to be a strong fit, your organization may be invited to provide a letter of commitment expressing your support for Power Africa and setting forth the specific activities you intend to pursue.

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