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Power Revolution — A New Way Forward in the Global Power Sector

Matthew Mendis | Edward Hoyt
December 8, 2020
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In this article, Matthew S. Mendis and Edward Hoyt argue that the time has arrived for an electric power revolution in lower and middle income countries, requiring far-sighted leadership, international coordination, data-driven solutions, and public support.

News: Chemonics Acquires Nexant Government Services


August 25, 2020
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Acquisition expands Chemonics' energy capabilities and leverages the strengths of both companies to address affordable, sustainable energy needs.

Despite Challenges, Urban Microgrids Increase Resilience

Michael Ashford | Lisa Pagkalinawan
July 29, 2019
5 Minute Read
Urban microgrids can harness underutilized sources of low-emission energy in cities — including rooftop solar, small hydro, and biogas from organic waste streams and treatment plants — and spur economic development.

Laying a Blueprint for Municipal Public-Private Energy Partnerships

Melusile Ndlovu | Suzi Kondic
February 7, 2019
3 Minute Read
South Africa has committed to clean energy goals, but its municipalities must follow a detailed regulatory process for advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs). Melusile Ndlovu and Suzi Kondic share how one project is navigating this process, unlocking the power of PPPs for renewable energy.

Let There Be Light: The Case for Powering Peri-Urban Communities

Michael Ashford | Chelsea Lanzoni
November 9, 2017
4 Minute Read
Sustainable Development Goal 7 makes access to energy a global priority. Michael Ashford and Chelsea Lanzoni explore the challenges and offer potential solutions for ensuring reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for all.

News: Elevating Africa’s Power Sector: Chemonics at the Energy Africa Conference


November 7, 2017
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On November 9 and 10, Chemonics attends the 10th annual Energy Africa Conference to explore opportunities and challenges in Africa's power sector.
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Rural Access to Electricity: A Challenge of Dollars and Sense

Zachary Hauser
October 24, 2017
4 Minute Read
More than 600 million people in Africa don’t have access to electricity. A distributed approach to addressing the barriers to rural electrification might offer a path forward.

Energizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Rebecca Walsh
September 14, 2017
4 Minute Read
From gender equality to health, expanding access to energy is a hidden prerequisite to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals. Rebecca Walsh explains.

Sustained Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Power Hinges on Local and Regional Distribution Companies

Michael Ashford
July 18, 2017
5 Minute Read
Unless distribution companies are better able to collect payment from users, increasing power generation may not be enough to sustainably improve energy access in sub-Saharan Africa.