EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas Join RES4Africa Network

  • RES4Africa Foundation has welcomed three new members EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas.
  • The new membership of the three European companies, leading in the renewable energy sector at international level, was announced yesterday during the last Executive Committee of the Foundation, which has been involved in the promotion of green energy in Africa since 2012.

The three companies, respectively based in Spain, France and Denmark, were already part of the Foundation’s network as partners of renewAfrica, the initiative aimed at creating a package of European-led risk mitigation tools to encourage the international investments involvement, necessary for the development of the African energy market.

In light of the fruitful collaboration that led to the presentation of the initiative to the European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans, EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas decided to expand their support to all the activities and programmes implemented by RES4Africa throughout the African continent, from the Mediterranean area to the sub-Saharan region.

“It is an honor for us at RES4Africa to welcome EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas as new members of the Foundation.” commented Salvatore Bernabei, President of RES4Africa Foundation, CEO of Enel Green Power and Head of the Global Power Generation Division “The fact that three of the world leading companies in the renewable energy sector decided to expand their support to all the activities of the Foundation, not only means that we are doing a great job, but it also confirms our vision: the European private sector is increasingly willing and ready to support Africa on its path towards a just and sustainable energy transition.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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