October marked the start of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Gold Standard (GS) validation for the Gigawatt Global Programme of Activities (PoA), with the first Component Project Activity (CPA) being an 8.5 MWp solar PV power plant in Rwanda. The PoA is being established by Gigawatt Global Coöperatief U.A. The project is currently under construction and upon commissioning will be largest grid connected solar PV plant in East Africa.