Alternative Energy

Power shortage looms for Zambia, Zimbabwe as Kariba Dam dries up due to drought

Mar 25, 2019

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), which manages the Kariba Dam on behalf of Zimbabwe and its northern neighbour Zambia, has warned of a serious electricity crisis as water levels in the man-made lake have gone down to 39 percent. ZRA reported Thursday, that water levels had gone down by seven centimeters mid March owing to…

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Kibo Energy gives update on Benga coal power plant project, Mozambique

Mar 25, 2019

Kibo Energy PLC (“Kibo” or the “Company”), the multi-asset energy company, is pleased to provide an update on the Benga Power Plant Project in Mozambique (‘Benga’), further to the RNS published on January 30, 2019. Highlights · Definitive Feasibility Study (‘DFS’) completed ahead of schedule and final review in progress · Coal Purchase Agreements (‘CPA’)…

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Liberian government to train more rural women as solar energy technicians

Mar 24, 2019

The Government of Liberia, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India, is planning to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy. The Center, when established will train on an annual basis, twenty (20) women living in rural areas…

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Exim Bank India finances DRC solar projects

Mar 22, 2019

The Indian Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank of India) granted $83.11 million to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance three solar power plants. The three solar power plants, with a combined capacity of 35 MW, will be located in the provinces of Karawa, Mbandaka and Lusambo. “With the signing of these three…

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Uganda launches China-built Isimba hydropower dam

Mar 22, 2019

Uganda on Thursday launched the China-built Isimba Hydropower Dam in the country’s east. The $568 million dam is expected to improve access to power in Uganda, where less than 30 percent of people are on the grid, and cut power costs. However, the dam has come at a price for residents. For many locals, the…

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Egypt to construct 250MW wind farm at Ras Gharib

Mar 21, 2019

A 250 MW wind farm is set to be constructed at Ras Gharib in the Suez governorate of Egypt after the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Lekela Power signed an agreement for the latter to launch the wind farm. Mohamed El Khayat, the Chairperson of the NREA said that through an agreement signed at Suez, the company…

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KenGen set to commission the Olkaria V geothermal power plant in Kenya

Mar 20, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to commission the Olkaria V geothermal power plant situated in Rift Valley, western part of Kenya in June this year. The energy producer company announced the reports said that the facility will produce a capacity of 165 MW. The main components required for this project, including steam…

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Japanese wind energy firm Eurus Energy invests in Windlab Africa

Mar 20, 2019

In order to promote wind power generation projects in the East Africa region with Windlab Limited (referred to below as “Windlab”), an Australian-based company that carries out wind analysis and the development of wind power projects, Eurus Group has contributed funding to Windlab’s subsidiary Windlab Africa Pty Ltd. (referred to below as “Windlab Africa”). Windlab…

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Namibia’s national renewable energy policy finalised

Mar 20, 2019

The National Renewable Energy Policy for the country has now been finalised and is set to lean heavily towards the use of the renewable power generation options as main electrical generation source, according to a government official. The Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga highlighted this to electricity distribution delegates at the 10th…

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EAIF approves $27m for Kikagati hydropower plant

Mar 19, 2019

PIDG company, The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund lends US$27 million to hydro power project on the border of Uganda and Tanzania The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s 10th renewable power project in Uganda Power generation output to be shared between Uganda and Tanzania Low cost power as EAIF works again with GETFiT tariff support programme Long loan…

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