Alternative Energy

New South Africa wind projects promise to boost employment

Nov 10, 2018

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind…

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Ncondezi Energy to conclude agreement for 300Mw power project in Mozambique

Nov 8, 2018

Ncondezi Energy announced that it has received a letter of support from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) for its integrated 300MW power and coal mine project and also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mozambican state power utility Electricity de Mozambique (EDM). According to a company statement, the letter of…

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Morocco revises 2030 renewable energy targets upward

Nov 8, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s ruler, has ordered the 2030 targets for renewable energies be revised upward. Up to this point, the country had planned to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources. But King Mohammed VI said this was not enough and that the country must go further. The King also ordered the implementation…

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Tender process for coal power projects to go ahead in Tanzania

Nov 8, 2018

Edenville Energy PLC on Thursday said it is “very encouraged” Tanzania’s state-owned electricity utility has re-opened the tender for coal power projects. Tanzania Electricity Supply Co, or Tanesco, cancelled the tenders on Friday last week, but Edenville said the process have now resumed. Chief Executive Rufus Short said: “It is very encouraging the tender process…

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New law to allow private sector investments in Ethiopia’s biofuel sector

Nov 8, 2018

A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy. The law will be the first to be enacted for the biofuel energy industry. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is drafting the proclamation, regulation and directives that will…

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Eskom launches solar microgrid project in Free State

Nov 8, 2018

A solar microgrid demonstration project that has been developed and tested over a period of 16 months has successfully delivered electricity to a community in South Africa. On Friday, South Africa’s state-owned utility, Eskom, launched its ground-breaking pilot solar-powered microgrid at Wilhelmina Farm, Ficksburg in the Free State. The microgrid demonstration plant, which was completed…

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QWAY seeks to build 500MW of Angolan renewable energy

Nov 4, 2018

QWAY is keen to construct 500 MW of renewable energy infrastructure in Angola. It is expected that 250 MW to 300 MW of this capacity would consist of solar power plants. The rest would consist of wind and biomass plants. According to QWAY, the Ministry of Energy has estimated that the country has around 55…

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