Angola’s Laúca hydroelectric plant to be operational by June 2019

Feb 20, 2019

In Angola, the last two turbines of the Laúca hydroelectric plant will be fully operational by June 2019. This announcement was made by Yamba Ambrósio, the chief engineer of the Odebrecht company in charge of the construction of the plant. According to the manager, the project has already reached a physical execution of 90%. The…

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Malawi calls on bidders to express interest for solar PV tender

Feb 18, 2019

The Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) of Malawi is calling on qualified bidders to expression their interests for a 10MW solar PV tender to be constructed in Salima. The plant may be scaled up with an additional 10MW capacity to 20MW. Scope of work for interested bidders includes conducting a feasibility study, designing, supplying, installing and…

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Econet founder Masiyiwa says solar energy is the future for Africa

Feb 18, 2019

Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa says mini-power grids based on solar energy are the solution to Africa’s energy problem. Masiyiwa made the prediction at a global conference of investors in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. “The technology for solar power and battery storage has reached a stage where the cost and capability will deliver…

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Tanzanian national policy on charcoal inevitable

Feb 18, 2019

ON the outset let me thank the Almighty God for keeping us well spiritually and bodily. Also let me thank the management of some media houses that supported the debate on charcoal which was broadcast live by one of the TV stations last week. Charcoal (popularly known as ‘mkaa’ in Kiswahili) is a commodity that…

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Azelio increases competence, new test facilities and presence in Morocco

Feb 18, 2019

Azelio has started the year with continued positive development. In line with the business plan, the global presence has been expanded with presence in Morocco. The development center in Åmål in Sweden has expanded its testing facilities for product verification. The company has also been reinforced with increased qualified expertise to progress the industrialization as…

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Botswana community commend Bitri/UNDP for biogas digester

Feb 17, 2019

Residents of Moshupa have commended Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for manufacturing a biogas digester for use by communities to produce clean energy. Commenting during a kgotla meeting addressed by El Mondo representative, Mr Sennye Masike in Moshupa on Tuesday, residents said the initiative was…

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Lekela Power signs PPA with Egypt’s EETC for 250MW wind farm

Feb 16, 2019

Lekela Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for its 250MW wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez, near Ras Ghareb. Present at the signing were H.E. the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly; H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy;…

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UAE firms invest in African renewable energy

Feb 16, 2019

UAE-based renewable energy developer AMEA Power has signed a MoU with Chad for a 120 MW PV project. The MoU was signed by AMEA’s chairman, Hussain Al Nowais, and Chad’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mahamat Hamid Koua on February 1. The proposed installation is expected to be developed near the Chadian capital of N’Djamena.…

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Voith wins modernization order for Togolese hydropower plant

Feb 15, 2019

Voith is the general contractor for the modernization of the West African hydropower plant Nangbeto. The technology group has received an order from the Communtauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB), a Beninese-Togolese joint venture, to carry out extensive rehabilitation and modernization measures at the plant, which has been in operation for 35 years on the border…

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UNIDO trains over 50 Cameroonians on renewable energy

Feb 15, 2019

They took part in a three week-long training programme focused on encouraging renewal energy while protecting the environment. Fifty-one persons with engineering background in processes and practices of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) have obtained advanced knowledge in the field. They took part in a three week-long workshop organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation…

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