InfraCo Africa funds pre-financial close infrastructure development in sub-Saharan Africa.
InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising investment into sub-Saharan infrastructure projects. It does this by funding teams of experienced project developers or by investing directly into projects which need the financial commitment and leverage that InfraCo Africa can bring.
InfraCo Africa’s support reduces the risks and costs associated with early stage project development and ensures projects are developed to the highest standards, from concept to financeable investment opportunity.
InfraCo Africa is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG): it is managed as a private company although funded by governments in the UK (DFID), the Netherlands (DGIS) and Switzerland (SECO). Since its establishment in 2004, InfraCo Africa has developed eleven projects through to Financial Close. Of these, it has successfully exited three projects and is overseeing the construction and operation of the remainder.
InfraCo Africa’s projects will improve living standards and power economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa.
Harnessing solar potential
Élan Solar will deliver 50MWAC of electricity to Cameroon’s national grid, it will be one of the country’s first commercial-scale solar IPPs
Starting the journey to solar power
One of the first commercial scale solar IPPs in Malawi, increasing installed capacity by up to 60MWac and providing much needed renewable power to the national grid.
Lighting the way for renewables in Chad
The Djermaya Solar project will develop 60MW of solar PV in two phases, gradually integrating renewable power into Chad’s national grid. By establishing a cross-sector Task-Force, this project is drawing on both public and private sector expertise to rapidly develop a solution that is bankable and aligned with the Government of Chad’s aspirations.
Tapping the potential of water
This project will construct a dam and 160MW hydroelectric power plant on the Pungué River in Central Mozambique. Mozambique is vulnerable to climate change, experiencing frequent floods and droughts that coupled with power deficits are constraining its economic development. This project will tap into the country’s significant hydro potential to generate clean power and dampen fluctuations in downstream river flows.
Scaling up smallholder access to irrigation
Under Construction: The Chiansi project will extend existing bulk water infrastructure, delivering sufficient canal capacity to irrigate up to 3,500ha. The project will also establish a 1,336ha commercial farm and provide irrigated market gardens for up to 960 smallholders.
Delivering off-grid solar power solutions for Zambia
This project will deploy over 150 10kWp micro power utilities across Zambia. Standard Microgrid’s modular solar technology and proprietary grid management tools are designed to be deployed quickly in remote areas, enabling isolated communities to operate solar PV micro-grids.
Over the last ten years our projects have mobilised US$1.1 billion in committed investment from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and the private sector. This investment has provided approximately 8.5 million people with new or improved access to infrastructure which in turn has improved people’s living standards and income, powering economic growth. Over the next ten years we will do even more.
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