Alternative Energy

Enel Green Power begins construction on new 140 MW wind farm in South Africa

May 29, 2019

Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has begun construction of its Oyster Bay wind farm, of around 140 MW, in the Kouga Local Municipality, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. The construction of Oyster Bay, which is Enel’s fourth wind project in the country, will involve an investment of approximately…

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World Bank approves $200m renewable energy guarantee programme for Ethiopia

May 28, 2019

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $200 million Renewable Energy Guarantees Program (REGREP) to mobilize International Development Association (IDA) guarantees under a Multi-phased Programmatic Approach (MPA). The program will support the Government of Ethiopia’s ongoing power sector reforms and leverage private sector financing for renewable energy generation. Ethiopia has vast and largely…

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Uganda’s Karuma hydro power project 95% complete

May 28, 2019

The Karuma hydropower project is almost complete according to the construction company handling the project. The project when completed would add 600MW to the Ugandan grid at a cost of $0.049/kwh to consumers during the first 10 years of its operation. Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, the Chinese firm undertaking the construction of the 600MV Karuma power…

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UN ECA Exec says Angola needs to diversify its energy mix

May 28, 2019

Reliable and cleaner supply of energy are critical for Angola’s drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development, said the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) – Vera Songwe, Friday in Luanda. On her first official visit to Angola since taking up office as head of ECA, Ms. Songwe and her team…

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AMMP secures investment for data-driven advances to off-grid energy in Africa

May 28, 2019

AMMP Technologies secured a funding round in mid-May from a consortium of angel investors. This funding will allow for the company to further accelerate growth in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. As Dr. Svet Bajlekov, co-founder and CEO puts it: “We’ve seen first-hand how connectivity and access to data-enabled services can really power growth in off-grid energy. At…

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Zimbabwe’s RioZim signs $200m solar deal with Chinese firm

May 28, 2019

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed resources group, RioZim Limited, has signed a US$200 million agreement with Chinese infrastructure development company, China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Corporation (CGGC), for the construction of solar power plants with combined output of 178 megawatts. The agreement signed last Monday, will result in phased construction of solar power stations that…

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Azelio signs agreement with sales agent for renewable electricity supply to hospitals in Africa

May 28, 2019

Azelio has signed a sales agent agreement with Pansanté AB for sustainable electricity supply to hospitals in central and southern Africa. Pansanté AB (www.pansante.com) has developed an award-winning concept for sustainable healthcare. As the agreement aims at areas off grid, Azelio’s solution for electricity production with energy storage offers an alternative to diesel generators as…

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Tanzania looks to create local content opportunities in Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project

May 27, 2019

Local entrepreneurs will get special seminar to build their capacity for utilizing business opportunities that will be availed by the 2,100-MW hydroelectric project at Stiegler’s Gorge on the Rufiji River. The seminars would be organised by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) and Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority…

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Zimbabwe enters Africa’s solar power race, to add 250MW of solar capacity

May 27, 2019

Zimbabwe joins the clique of African countries increasingly embracing solar energy. The country is set to add 250MW to its generation capacity at a cost of $400m. The 250MW would be provided by two 100MW plants in Goromonzi and Bulawayo and one 50MW plant in Harare. Zimbabwe is set to construct three solar photovoltaic power…

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Senegalese wind farm project on course

May 27, 2019

Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, today welcomed a landmark delivery of Vestas wind turbine components into Port Autonome de Dakar. The parts, which are now being transported by road, represent the delivery of generation equipment for Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN). This milestone for the 158.7MW wind farm…

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