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Total Energies moves to provide expertise to energy professionals to curb renewable energy challenges in Rwanda

Total Energies, a well-renowned company specializing in renewable energy is set to provide expertise and skills to Rwandan energy professionals to improve the energy sector in Rwanda. This was highlighted during a kickoff ceremony of a three-day series of lectures on renewable energy at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD).

ACE-ESD partners with Carnegie Mellon University to host the IEEE Conference

From 22nd to 26th August, Rwanda hosted the IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa Conference 2022. The conference took place in Kigali with participant
s from across Africa and the world to explore energy and electric power infrastructure developments in Africa.

Under the theme, “Convergence of National and Off-Grid Systems: Roles of Renewables, Productive Use, and Electric Mobility”, the conference highlighted Africa’s electric mobility initiatives and featured keynote and panel sessions and its energy ecosystem were on display in exhibitions, panels and academic paper presentations.

ACEESD, ACEIoT, Coventry University organize Summer School on Smart Local Energy Systems

ACEESD, ACEIoT, Coventry University have organized a three-day summer school for postgraduate Masters and PhD students, and early career researchers where they got the opportunity to learn from leading researchers in IoT and Energy. The summer school took place from 27th through 29th June 2022.
The main objective of the summer school was to provide participants with the necessary understanding of the development of sensing systems from concept to deployment, with a particular focus on Contiki, that can aid the design of Smart energy systems.

ACE-ESD trains 25 female engineers, technicians & operators from Rwanda Energy Group (REG)

The African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development has provided theoretical and practical skills to 25 women engineers, technicians& operators from Rwanda Energy Group in order to equip them with the required skills to better understand and perform in their current areas of work.


The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has signed an MoU with the University of Rwanda for collaborative activities in digital development and energy.
The KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP), an Africa Centre of Excellence at KNUST, and the African Center of Excellence in the Internet of Things (ACELoT) together with the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) at the University of Rwanda will be the main implementers of the activities captured under the MoU.   
These collaborative activities include:

UR-GIIH completes the innovation week, rewards the best innovative projects

The University of Rwanda in partnership with the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development under its Grid Innovation and Incubation Hub (GIIH) have completed an innovation week.
The innovation week brought together energy innovation experts and stakeholders from Rwanda and the wider East Africa region to gather, analyze, and exchange insights on how institutional and research partnerships on climate-smart energy innovations could accelerate the actualization of Rwanda and EAC's energy policy goals.