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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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MCA-L boost Liberia’s electricity regulator capacity with $193,000 of equipment, vehicles

Sep 17, 2019

The Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) has equipped the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) with vehicles and office materials worth over US$193,000, as part of ongoing support to stand up the regulator. At a turnover ceremony on September 10, MCA-L presented to the LERC, a range of equipment including a video-conferencing system, printers, laptops, presentation…

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Kenya Power invests $6.7m for hybrid off-grid power in rural areas

Sep 17, 2019

The director of the state-owned Kenya Power (KPLC) has just announced that hybrid off-grid systems will be installed to power rural areas in Kenya. The company has a budget of $6.7 million to carry out this project. What can be done to improve access to electricity in rural areas in Kenya? This issue was on…

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USTDA provides support for Guinea’s LNG ambitions

Sep 17, 2019

The USTDA has issued a grant to West Africa LNG Group Guinea SA (WA-LNG) for a feasibility study to assess the economic, financial and technical viability of a potential LNG receiving terminal and distribution network near the Port of Kamsar in the Boké region of Guinea. The study, which will be conducted by Plum Energy…

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Zambia to rehabilitate $46m Chishimba Falls power station

Sep 17, 2019

ZESCO Limited has signed US $46m loan agreement with the development Bank of Germany (KfW) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of Chishimba falls power station in Kasama Districk, Zambia. The 15MW power station is set to help meet demand for electricity in the country. The project will include the rehabilitation and expansion of the power plant and refurbishing…

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Eni fires up new gas field off Egypt

Sep 17, 2019

Eni announces the successful commissioning and start-up of production of the offshore Baltim South West gas field in Egypt. Discovered by Eni in June 2016, the field goes on-stream in a record time, just 19 months after the final investment decision (FID) was approved in January 2018. This result further confirms the success of the strategy…

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South Africa’s Reatile Renewables acquires large stake in Juwi’s O & M unit

Sep 17, 2019

Juwi Renewable Energies has concluded a second investment transaction with Reatile Renewables, whereby Reatile has taken up a 43% equity stake in juwi’s solar PV Operations & Maintenance business. The agreement follows the conclusion of a previous deal between juwi Renewable Energies and Reatile Renewables earlier this year, in which Reatile took up a 20% shareholding…

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Rwandan electricity body on the spot for breach of procurement rules

Sep 17, 2019

Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL), a Rwanda Energy Group’s subsidiary, has been blamed for violating public procurement laws during electricity connections in the districts of Musanze, Burera and Gakenke. Antoine Kayira, in charge of Monitoring and Audit Unit at Rwanda Public Procurement Authority, pointed out that the project lacked a supervising company which is a…

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Mining the quickest way to revive Sudan’s economy – Energy Minister

Sep 17, 2019

The Minister of Energy and Mining Eng. Adel Ali Ibrahim has described the mining sector as the only and quick recovery for Sudan’s economy, pointing out that his ministry focuses on it to achieve the economic revitalization. Addressing a workshop on mining issues organized by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA); the sector of Public Geological…

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OPE to electrify five Namibian villages in seven years

Sep 17, 2019

Oshakati Premier Electric (OPE) on Friday committed itself to electrify five villages within its area of operation within the next seven years. The programme, which is part of its strategic plan and aims to achieve a total electrification of all its inhabitants within its area of operation, will cost the company N$25 million. Chief Executive…

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