Alternative Energy

Platinum Power to construct hydroelectric dam in Morocco, others

Jul 15, 2019

Platinum Power and Chinese state-run engineering company CFHEC have agreed partner in the financing and construction renewable energy projects across the African continent, reports say. Both companies during agreement signed in Beijing Wednesday, also to partner for the construction a $300 million hydropower plant in central Morocco, Platinum Power’s chief executive Omar Belmamoun told media.…

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Ghana set to conduct feasibility studies on nuclear energy

Jul 15, 2019

Government has announced plans to introduce nuclear power into the country’s energy mix and will take between 10 to 15 years for the realisation of the vision to ensure affordable energy for industrial development. A team has been constituted to embark on reconnaissance trip for a preliminary assessment and collection of site data for the…

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Orange Cameroon launches Orange Energie solar kits

Jul 15, 2019

Orange Cameroon just launched its energy distribution offer via solar kits, internal sources reveal. Baptized Orange Énergie, this offer also includes satellite internet and television and can be paid via the operator’s Mobile Money service. The various kits offered to residents are constituted of a central unit, a solar panel and three bulbs. Depending on…

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Egyptian IPPs plan to supply 2,150MW of wind energy

Jul 15, 2019

Sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy reveal ongoing discussions with several independent power producers (IPPs). They propose to build wind farms capable of producing up to 2,150 MW. The Egyptian government has set itself the goal of consuming 20% of electricity produced from clean sources by 2022. The country has also…

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Zambia, Zimbabwe to begin construction of Batoka hydro power plant in 2020

Jul 14, 2019

Zambia and Zimbabwe will start building the 2,400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro power plant next year, a company jointly owned by the two governments said on Tuesday. The Batoka project involves construction of a dam, powerhouses, roads, transmission infrastructure and houses in both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said in a statement.…

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TDB to finance several renewable energy projects in East Africa

Jul 13, 2019

Pan African financier, Trade and Development Bank (TDB), plans to fund green energy projects in east Africa, officials said on Tuesday. Michael Awori, executive of lending operations at TDB told Xinhua in Nairobi that his organization has received lines of credit from a number of institutions including Export-Import Bank of China for onward lending to…

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Eastern African engineers trained in geothermal energy by GDC in Kenya

Jul 13, 2019

Engineers from several East African countries recently participated in a training session organised by Geothermal Development Company (GDC), the state-owned company responsible for developing geothermal projects in Kenya. . East African countries have enormous untapped geothermal potential. In Ethiopia alone, this potential is estimated at 10,000 MW. The countries of this region of the African…

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Infinity Solar fully connects its 133MW power plants to Benban in Egypt

Jul 13, 2019

Infinity Solar has finished connecting and operating all its solar plants in Benban, Aswan, to the national electricity grid, with a total capacity of 133MW, to bring up the total capacity added by the company in the feed-in tariff’s first and second phases to 184MW. Hesham El Gamal, director of public relations and communications of…

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Bidding for 100MW of solar energy to be launched in Botswana soon

Jul 12, 2019

Botswana is about to launch a call for tenders for two solar projects with a combined capacity of 100 MW. The projects will be implemented through a public-private partnership (PPP) involving local private companies. Almost a month after cancelling the call for tenders for the design, procurement and construction (EPC) of two 100 MW solar…

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IFC partners Togo government to produce 90MW through scaling solar programme

Jul 12, 2019

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Togo’s government will develop 90MW of solar power plants in the West African country. The related agreement was recently signed in the presence of President Faure Gnassingbé and Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President of IFC, who is currently in Togo. The deal falls under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program…

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