Ugandan Government launches new electricity consumer monitoring system

Jan 23, 2020

Minister of Energy Mary Goretti Kitutu flipped a switch that unveils the home page of the electronic database information and management system (EDIMS). She was launching the EDIMS on Monday, a system that is expected to curtail the carbon emissions produced by use of fossil fuels in the country. “This application supports the validation of…

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Globeleq set to develop renewable energy project in Togo

Jan 23, 2020

Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a joint development agreement with the Togolese government to develop a utility-scale renewable energy project. Under the terms of the agreement, Globeleq and the Togolese government intend to develop between 24MW and 30MW of reliable, low cost and 100% renewable energy to support Togo’s…

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Morocco offers a 20 MW turbine to Guinea as part of moves to improve bi-lateral relations

Jan 23, 2020

In Guinea, the electricity supply of the locality of Kankan will soon be improved with the addition of 20 MW of additional capacity, announced Cheick Taliby Sylla, the Minister of Energy. This additional contribution will come from a gas turbine of equivalent capacity sent to the country by Morocco. This shipment is part of the strengthening of…

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Benin start-up Alivo makes traffic light eco-friendly with solar energy

Jan 23, 2020

Start-up Alivo makes use of solar energy to run traffic lights in Benin. Alivo’s traffic light system is powered by green energy, produced by a solar panel that accompanies it. An ecological initiative that has been supported by the Beninese government for several months now and which would contribute, in the long term, to making…

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Sola Group to supply 8.7 MWp of solar energy to Anheuser breweries in SA

Jan 23, 2020

The off-grid supplier, Solar Group, is building small solar power plants for breweries of the Belgian group Anheuser-Busch InBev. The total solar off-grids will have a capacity of 8.7 MWp. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewery group, wants to gain autonomy from the state-owned Eskom in South Africa. It plans to use the solar off…

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Edison begins drilling exploration well off Egypt

Jan 23, 2020

Edison Exploration and Production has started drilling the first exploration well in its North Thekah concession located in the Egyptian Eastern Mediterranean waters. The well was spud on January 18, 2020, using the Maersk Discoverer semi-submersible rig, Edison said. The company holds a 100 percent working interest in this concession. The drilling operation is estimated…

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SOFEC secures Sangomar turret contract award

Jan 23, 2020

SOFEC announced that it has been awarded an external turret supply contract by MODEC for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Sangomar (formerly SNE) Field Development Phase 1 (Sangomar Field Development) project in the Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Offshore Deep oil blocks, located offshore Senegal. MODEC will supply the FPSO under…

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VAALCO announces operational update for Gabon wells

Jan 22, 2020

VAALCO Energy has provided an operational update on its 2019/2020 drilling program offshore Gabon. Highlights Successfully completed a planned workover on the Etame platform for the Etame 10H well and restored 600 gross barrels of oil per day (BOPD), 160 net(1) BOPD to VAALCO; Reported stabilized production rates of 1,000 gross BOPD, 270 net BOPD to VAALCO…

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Mutharika secures energy deal in UK for Malawi

Jan 22, 2020

Malawi’s efforts to eradicate power challenges continue to bear fruits following the signing of an energy deal by government with a UK company on Tuesday in London. President Mutharika luring the British investors to invest in Malawi in energy sector and its done deal Done deal: Mutharika gets UK energy company to invest in Malawi…

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Financial close reached for the expansion of the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast

Jan 22, 2020

Independent power producer Globeleq and IPS (West Africa), a company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, announced that their subsidiary, Azito Energie SA has reached financial close on its 253MW expansion of the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan. The existing power plant currently generates 460MW and plays an important part…

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