Alternative Energy

300 additional Senegalese villages to be electrified with mini-solar plants

Nov 1, 2019

Senegal has just launched the project to electrify 300 villages through mini-photovoltaic power plants. In all, 20,000 households, or 180,000 people will have access to electricity in 15 departments in 7 regions of the country. Construction work on these mini-power plants is expected to last 48 months. They will be led by the German company GAUFF &…

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Schneider Electric commissions solar power plant in Sinai, Egypt

Oct 31, 2019

A new solar photovoltaic power plant now supplies electricity in the Sinai region of northeast Egypt. It was commissioned by the French company Schneider Electric, accompanied by several partners. The authorities of the governorate of South Sinai recently visited the village of Abu Gharaged for the inauguration ceremony of a solar photovoltaic power plant. It…

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Azelio’s verification project in Morocco opens new market potential

Oct 30, 2019

Azelio’s verification project in Morocco, which is currently under construction and is expected to start producing electricity at the end of the year, will use electricity generated by solar PV technology to charge the thermal energy storage solution developed by the company, enabling the production of renewable electricity around the clock. This has become clear…

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Nordgold looks to equip mines in Burkina Faso with 13MWP solar off-grid

Oct 29, 2019

The Bissa and Bouly gold mines will soon be powered by a 13 MWp solar off grid. Currently operated by the Russian mining company Nordgold, they run on an oil-fired thermal power plant. An agreement was recently signed between the Russian mining company Nordgold, Total Eren, an independent power producer (IPP) owned by the French…

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Ghana’s Akosombo Dam safe and secure – VRA

Oct 29, 2019

The Acting Director of Hydro Generation at the Akosombo Dam, Mr Ken Arthur, has dispelled rumours of the dam’s collapse, saying it is safe, secure and will last for many years. Mr Arthur made this assertion at a joint presentation, in Akosombo in the Eastern Region, by the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Executives…

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AfDB, New Development Bank to co-finance African energy, other projects

Oct 29, 2019

The African Development Bank and the New Development Bank have signed an agreement to promote new impact projects to improve lives of millions of Africans. Under the deal, the New Development Bank −a multilateral development bank established by BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will work with the African Development…

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Congo’s Inga III hydro project and its $14m investment threatened by disagreement over shares

Oct 29, 2019

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Inga III dam project, with a capacity of 11,000 MW, is likely to fail. The cause of this risk of abortion is a disagreement between the two consortiums, Chinese and Spanish charged by the country to co-develop the infrastructure. The two entities had to submit a joint proposal for…

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Kenergy Renewables to build 40MW solar power plant in Rumuruti, Kenya

Oct 28, 2019

Kenergy Renewables Company, an independent power producer (IPP), has recently signed an agreement with the Laikipia County Government to build a 40 MWp solar photovoltaic plant in Rumuruti Township. A little more is known about the Kenergy Renewables Company’s solar photovoltaic project in Laikipia County, central Kenya. A framework agreement for this project has been…

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Africa losing billions of dollars on inefficient energy planning

Oct 27, 2019

A new Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) study, Creating a Profitable Balance: Capturing the $110 Billion Africa Power-Sector Opportunity, shows that status quo energy systems could cost African nations up to $180 billion over the next decade, more than 2.5 times the 2016 gross domestic product of Kenya. If thoughtful action is taken, it is possible…

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Wind will be the dominant technology of the next decade in South Africa

Oct 26, 2019

Wind power will be the main type of power plant that will be built in South Africa over the next decade. In fact, according to the new national energy strategy (IRP) adopted by the country, 14.4 GW of this type of power plant will be built by 2030, at the rate of 1.5 GW set…

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