Alternative Energy

Consortium selected for technical assistance to Mphanda Nkuwa Dam, Mozambique

Sep 19, 2019

The Government of Mozambique has just selected Synergy Consulting and engineering firm Worley Parsons as well as law firms Baker Mckenzie and HRA Advogados. They will work as consulting companies for the implementation of the Mphanda Nkuwa hydroelectric project. The Mozambican authorities had planned to select a consulting firm to carry out the Mphanda Nkuwa…

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Russia and Uganda sign pact to develop nuclear energy

Sep 19, 2019

Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said Wednesday, as Moscow seeks to strengthen its influence in Africa. Russia’s state-owned companies have been at a key part of the strategy to bolster Moscow’s presence on the continent. President Museveni is seeking to use…

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Kenya attracted $1.4bn in renewable energy investments in 2018

Sep 19, 2019

Kenya has been successful in mobilizing a record $ 1.4 billion in renewable energy project development over the past year. In doing so, it ranks third in terms of renewable energy financing in Africa and the Middle East, according to data from the United Nations Environment Program, behind South Africa ($ 4.1 billion) and Morocco ($…

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Solar village inaugurated in Benguerir, Morocco

Sep 19, 2019

The doors of the solar village housing the Solar Decathlon Africa have been open since Friday, September 13, 2019 in Benguérir, a city located 223 kilometres south of Rabat, Morocco. The competition brings together 20 teams from 58 international universities who were called upon to design and build sustainable houses with high energy and ecological…

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Senelec, Town Halls mull solar solution to solve cross debt problem

Sep 19, 2019

In Senegal, Senelec, the national electricity company and the Association of Mayors of Senegal (AMS) are looking for a way out of the crisis of cross-debt linking them. In fact, local authorities in the country have trouble paying electricity bills due for public lighting in their localities. At the same time, they demand from Senelec, the…

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Exxaro purchases 50% stake in renewable IPP

Sep 18, 2019

Exxaro Resources has signed an agreement with Khopoli Investments, to acquire a 50% shareholding in independent power producer (IPP) Cennergi for R1,55 billion. Engineering News has reported that this will give Exxaro 100% ownership of the IPP and is in line with Exxaro’s vision of expanding its scope within the energy sector. Cennergi owns the 134MW…

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Public-Private investor partnership commits to impact fund for renewables in Africa

Sep 18, 2019

A partnership of public and private investors today signed an agreement to carry out the first round of equity funding for small and medium-sized (1-10 MW) clean energy plants, initially focusing on Africa. Titled Empower Invest, the fund will contribute to the know-how and equity to implement solar PV, small hydro and hybrid plants. It will…

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Experts call on Ghanaian Govt to stop sale of fossil fuel vehicles to save environment

Sep 18, 2019

Government should enact a law that will ban the importation, use and sale of fossil fuel vehicles, participants at a two-day workshop on climate change have advocated. Fossil fuel comprises hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. The participants added that the decision was to…

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Talks stall between Egypt and Ethiopia over Nile dam project

Sep 18, 2019

Egypt has accused Ethiopia of being “unfair” in talks over a massive dam project. The impasse has occurred due to technical aspects related to the filling and operating of the multi-billion dollar project. Negotiations between Cairo and Addis Ababa over a Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have stalled, Egypt said on Monday. Egypt, which…

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ROSATOM trains Nigerians on nuclear energy

Sep 18, 2019

As part of plans by the federal government to improve electricity generation through nuclear means, ROSATOM, a Russian government-owned nuclear energy firm, has begun training of Nigerian professionals and youths in that regard. The training is meant to boost the capacity of Nigerians, when the federal government builds nuclear energy research centres and plants in…

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