Alternative Energy

IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies

May 12, 2019

The International Energy Agency released the latest in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies today, welcoming the institutional, legal and fiscal reforms undertaken to promote the sustainable development of the country’s energy sector. The report was presented in Rabat by Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, in the presence of Morocco’s Minister of…

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Rwanda, Morocco sign agreement to scale up nuclear tech

May 11, 2019

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), and Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security have signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and experience in nuclear technology. Speaking after signing the agreement, Dr Khammar Mrabit, the Director General of the Moroccan agency, said that they have experience since 2016. “We have to exchange information…

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Power shortage looms in Zimbabwe as Kariba water levels drop

May 11, 2019

THE Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), has reduced water allocations to the Zimbabwe Power company (ZPC), from 19 billion cubic metres to 16 billion cubic metres for 2019. According to ZPC, the move is to enable the plant to be operational until next rainy season. The statement added that the situation has been made worse by…

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Kibo Energy progresses with coal power plant in Mozambique

May 10, 2019

Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset energy company, is pleased to announce an update on its Benga Power Plant Project in Mozambique (‘Benga’ or ‘the Project’).  The Company is advancing the development of its 65% owned Benga Power Plant Project in Joint Venture with Mozambique energy company Termoeléctrica de Benga S.A, with a view to constructing…

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German firm DHYBRID to supply hybrid power plants in Senegal

May 10, 2019

Germany based renewable and hybrid energy solutions provider Dhybrid will supply its PV-diesel hybrid systems to be installed in remote locations in Senegal. Total output of 2 MW along with 2 MWh of storage will be deployed as 7 hybrid systems in the African nation. It is part of a €26.8 million ($30 million) investment,…

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National grid code plans underway for Mauritius

May 10, 2019

An Inception Workshop on the Establishment of a National Grid Code and Development of Standards, Funding and Incentive Strategy for Renewable Energy (RE) projects in Mauritius opened this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, in Balaclava. It is organised by the Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) under the UNDP-Green Climate Fund (GCF) project…

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Ethiopia increases solar RfQ to 750MW

May 9, 2019

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) has expanded the recently launched Request for Pre-Qualification (RfQ) for solar projects from 500 MW to 750 MW. The process now covers not four but six sites — Weranso, Welenchiti, Humera and Mekele, as well as the newly-added Metema/Bahir Dar and Hurso. Now, interested parties need to submit their application…

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Schneider Electric commissions solar power plant in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

May 9, 2019

Egypt is currently working on implementing an integrated programme for the development of Sinai. The programme is given priority by the political leadership and the government, and supported by Arab funds and international financial institutions for Sinai’s regional strategic importance. Schneider Electric completed the implementation of the first phase of South Sinai’s solar power plant…

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Botswana and World Bank to develop national strategic plan for renewable energy

May 9, 2019

The Botswana authorities have recently reached an agreement with the World Bank to develop a national strategic plan for the development of renewable energy in order to gain energy autonomy. Botswana wants to unleash its solar potential, in particular, to contribute to the fight against climate change. President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana…

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Groot Glass looks to develop 80MW solar project in Namibia

May 9, 2019

Groot Glass Limited, the premier glass manufacturing company in Namibia, has appointed Germany-based Suntrace GmbH as the Technical Consultant for the development of 80MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant (“Groot Solar Park”), to generate a cost-effective electricity and power the planned Groot Glass Manufacturing Factories in Tses of Karas Region in Namibia. Groot Glass plans to…

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