Alternative Energy

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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Namibia and Botswana look to build 5GW of solar plants over the next 20yrs

Sep 8, 2019

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Energy, which includes international entities such as the World Bank Group, African Development Bank and International Renewable Energy Agency, has revealed the governments of Botswana and Namibia are planning to develop 5 GW of solar capacity over the next two decades. The WEF said the project…

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Botswana pushes back deadlines for bid for two 100MW solar plants

Sep 8, 2019

In Botswana, companies wishing to participate in the tender for the construction of two solar plants with a total capacity of 100 MW have until 27 September 2019 to submit their applications for qualification. Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has just postponed the filing deadline, initially scheduled for 9/11. With this process, the country’s power company…

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Zambia urged to cut alternative energy sources cost

Sep 7, 2019

Government should foster reductions in the cost of installing and operating alternative energy sources to help cushion the impact of load shedding on productive sectors of the economy. Zambia has been experiencing increased hours of load shedding which was causing drastic productivity declines in mining, manufacturing, agriculture and households. Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and…

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Kenya allocates $6m to hybridize mini-grids

Sep 6, 2019

Kenya Power has allocated 700 million shillings ($ 6.7 million) to hybridize its off-grid production systems in the country. It will concretely include in these mini-networks, solar or wind power generation technologies, in order to strengthen their reliability and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. This funding will be dedicated to a project targeting 23 mini-networks…

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