Alternative Energy

Strathclyde Uni promotes solar power usage in Malawi

Jan 22, 2019

A solar power project, led by Strathclyde University researchers, has transpired in affordable energy supply businesses being set up in four Malawian villages. The partnership, which has been backed by a £600,000 ($772,017) grant from the Scottish government, ensures locals own and operate the solar equipment. The project includes battery chargers and power connections for…

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Coal suppliers & IPPs influence Eskom’s request for tariff increase

Jan 21, 2019

Eskom focused on coal and independent power producers (IPPs) in its presentation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings in Durban, on Thursday. A series of public hearings are being held across the country, allowing the power utility to explain reasons for its Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for year 5…

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ElectriFI commits to Bumbuna II hydro power project in Sierra Leone

Jan 20, 2019

As the 143-MW Bumbuna II Hydroelectric power project in Sierra Leone enters the final stages of development, ElectriFI, the Electrification Financing Initiative, has committed $3.5 million of development capital to finance 50% of the external development expenses needed to reach financial close of the project. Joule Africa, the project sponsor, signed a 25-year PPA with…

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Togo secures solar funding from IRENA

Jan 19, 2019

Togo secured $15 million to establish a 30-MW solar plant from IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). According to reports this is the largest project approved by IRENA, in terms of capacity. The funding is aimed at allowing Togo to begin a significant shift towards its target of universal energy coverage by 2030 and support its…

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Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance hydro’s initial production expected in 2020

Jan 17, 2019

Initial energy production from the Grand Renaissance dam in Ethiopia is set to begin in 2020, according to Ethiopia’s Water and Sanitation Minister Seleshi Bekele. “We expect the dam to be fully operational by the end of 2022. 750 MW of power is the planned initial production with two turbines by December next year,” said…

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Tanzania’s Rufiji hydropower plant to kick-off in June

Jan 17, 2019

Construction works on the 2,115 megawatts Rufiji hydro-power plant at Stiegler’s Gorge along Rufiji River is expected to commence in June, this year. Tanzania’s Energy Minister Medard Kalemani explained over the weekend that setting up of enabling infrastructure for the project execution, including construction of linking roads; electricity and water supply have been completed by…

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Turkana wind farm hits 99% electricity generation

Jan 17, 2019

Africa’s largest wind farm in northern Kenya on Monday hit 99 per cent electricity generation for the first time since launch four months ago. Lake Turkana wind plant generated and injected into the national grid 307 megawatts (MW) of clean power Monday morning, out of its maximum capacity of 310 MW. This translates to a…

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Leigh Creek signs HoA with Africary for use of PCD plant in S. Africa

Jan 17, 2019

Australia’s Leigh Creek Energy has signed a heads of agreement with African Carbon Energy covering its pre-commercial demonstration plant in South Australia. The agreement provides the framework for the negotiation of one or several legally binding agreements, including a lease agreement, sale and purchase agreement and service agreement. The agreements, in the first instance, would…

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W’ Bank to mobilise $50bn for climate change adaptation

Jan 17, 2019

The World Bank Group on Tuesday launched its Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience,which will ramp up direct adaptation climate finance to reach $50 billion over FY21–25. This financing level an average of $10 billion a year is more than double what was achieved during FY15-18, the Bank noted. The World Bank Group…

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Uganda’s Isimba hydropower dam to be commissioned by late January

Jan 17, 2019

The Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is set to commission the 183MW Isimba hydropower dam by the end of this month. UEGCL corporate affairs’ manager, Simon Kasyate, revealed this in an interview with the Daily Monitor on Saturday. It is reported that the dam’s four Kaplan turbine generator units were up and running by…

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