Alternative Energy

Cameroon authorities begin mobilizing populations affected by the 1,800MW Grand Eweng Dam project

Sep 12, 2019

In Cameroon, the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba (photo), began a process of mobilization of local populations, around the construction of the Grand Eweng dam. “I have come to sensitize the populations of the localities that will be affected by the project of the important dam of Grand Eweng. There was a misunderstanding…

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Morocco explores potential of sustainable clean cooking

Sep 12, 2019

Experts and stakeholders from across Morocco and beyond gathered last week in Rabat for a workshop on “Sustainable Clean Cooking – The outlook for electric cooking in Morocco”. The event, which ran from 4-5 September, was co-hosted by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency and the International…

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World Bank guarantees 60MW of solar projects in Senegal

Sep 12, 2019

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group, has issued guarantees of EUR 6.9 million (USD 7.6m) covering 60 MW of solar projects in Senegal. The guarantees, issued alongside loans from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), were provided to French asset manager Meridiam and a unit of utility Engie (EPA:ENGI), the…

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Angola plans 600MW of solar power by 2022

Sep 11, 2019

Angola’s minister of energy and water João Baptista Borges announced Tuesday in Luanda that the country will have a capacity of 600 megawatts of solar energy by 2022. The official said so while delivering his opening speech at the lecture on Renewable Energy sponsored by US Embassy in Angola. He said that the Energy Security…

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North Africa focused Saudi power firm to boost renewables portfolio

Sep 11, 2019

ACWA Power plans to focus more on renewable energy projects, lifting their share of its portfolio to 70% over the next decade, its chief executive and president said on Monday. The current value of the Saudi Arabian utility developer’s portfolio is more than $42 billion, with renewables accounting for 23%. “By 2030, we expect to…

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Sinohydro conducts preliminary tests on Karuma dam in Uganda

Sep 11, 2019

The Chinese company Sinohydro has recently completed the first tests on the Karuma dam and hydroelectric power plant. Full operational capability is expected by December 2019. The Karuma hydroelectric project has entered the test phase of the new installations. The first tests have just been completed at this site in the Kiryandongo district of northwestern…

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Egyptian President reviews developments of Dabaa nuclear plant project

Sep 10, 2019

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday has reviewed the latest developments of the Dabaa nuclear plant set to be constructed in Egypt’s Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast. Egypt’s first nuclear plant, which is planned to be constructed by Moscow-based Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is planned to be similar to Russia’s Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant…

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Zimbabwe Govt plans adoption of EV cars as fuel shortages persist

Sep 9, 2019

As permanent solutions to the country’s fuel shortages remain out of sight, Government is stepping up on an ambitious substitute for the precious liquid by promoting the use of electric cars, a top government official has revealed. Zimbabwe has battled acute energy shortfalls for over a year now owing to low foreign reserves to import…

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PPA Company provides Nelson Mandela University in SA with off-grid solar

Sep 9, 2019

A 1 MW solar off-grid has recently been activated on the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) campus in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It was built by PPA Company, a subsidiary of the German company Tagex. Nelson Mandela University (NMU) now has a solar off-grid, which has been commissioned by university officials to provide…

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Sahara Group to push African energy access agenda at WEC

Sep 9, 2019

Global conversations and collaborations geared towards promoting access to safe, clean and affordable energy need to consider the “unique situation in Africa”, Wale Ajibade Executive Director, Sahara Group has said ahead of the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. Themed “Energy for Prosperity”, the Congress kicks off on September 9, 2019, offering participants a…

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