The Anonymous Widower

USTDA Grants $1 Million To Support Battery Storage Project In Africa

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Running Africa.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), an independent body of the US government, has reportedly issued a grant of just under USD 1 million to support feasibility studies for large-scale battery storage schemes in Senegal and Mozambique.

Notably, these large-scale battery storage projects have been grouped with wind energy in Mozambique in Southeast Africa as well as Senegal in West Africa.

A Dutch company seems to be doing the development.

We need more aid projects like these, as with electricity and clean water life can be so much better!


May 16, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , ,


  1. An interesting post. I have looked up how the infrastructure will absorb the extra power. France is a major benefactor, as an ex colony. Perhaps another area where China will step in to offer money as it moves into another colony? New industries could be offered to create wealth and stop the need for international aid funds in the future?

    Comment by jagracer | May 16, 2021 | Reply

    • Some of those West African countries will be alright. I had a very good holiday in Gambia, which is next door to Senegal.

      I’ve never been to Mozambique, but I did meet the Speaker of their Parliament, who was attending the Commonwealth Speakers Conference in a hotel in Trinidad, where we were staying. I asked what he was doing there, as I didn’t think that Mozambique was a member of the Commonwealth. He then explained, why they’d joined and how it really worked for them with experts, who knew their stuff and weren’t corrupt.

      It was an interesting chat.

      Comment by AnonW | May 16, 2021 | Reply

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