Power

US Exim Bank allocates $91m to rural electrification in Senegal

Apr 2, 2020

The Export-Import Bank of the United States has just approved a loan financing guarantee of $ 91.5 million to facilitate rural electrification in Senegal. These funds will facilitate the export of American engineering and construction services in the rural electrification sector. This transaction will provide energy to approximately 330,000 Senegalese residents in more than 415…

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Zambia’s Energy Minister warns Copperbelt Energy Corporation over sabotage

Apr 2, 2020

Uncertainty still surrounds the Bulk Power Supply Agreement between Zesco and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation after its expiry yesterday, but Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa assured clients, particularly mining firms, of sustained supplies. The 27-year agreement expired last midnight, with Mr Nkhuwa warning at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday that any termination in power supply…

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Russia and UNDP finance water and electricity in Madagascar

Apr 2, 2020

Madagascar has recently received $4 million (around 14.9 billion Madagascan Ariarys) in funding from the Trust Fund for Development (TFD), as part of a partnership between the Russian Federation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The money will be used to implement water and electricity projects in three regions in the far south of…

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70% of electricity bills in Ivory Coast are now paid via digital tools

Apr 1, 2020

In Côte d’Ivoire, more than 70% of electricity bills are now paid digitally, said Abdourahmane Cissé, the Minister of Energy and Renewable Energies. “Today, I am satisfied. There are more than 70% of payments that are made through digital means. I invite the population to subscribe to the “My CIE” application and to use it…

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Zimbabwe Government pays off Eskom debt

Apr 1, 2020

GOVERNMENT has moved to bail out struggling power utility ZESA Holdings through settlement of a US$890,000 debt owed to South African power generator, Eskom. This was announced by Energy Minister Fortune Chasi Monday. Posting on his twitter, Chasi said ZESA has managed to pay all the money it owed Eskom and was now eligible to…

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Madagascar government implements emergency plan to keep lights on

Mar 31, 2020

Madagascar, the government has set up a social emergency plan to allow the continuity of electricity supply, despite the upheavals induced by the coronavirus pandemic. “Users are exempt from paying their March bill. The payment will be spread over the next five months, ” said Rivo Radanielina, the deputy director in charge of marketing, digitization…

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Power generation system will meet SA’s low lockdown demand – Eskom

Mar 31, 2020

Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding for the duration of the COVID-19 national lockdown as demand for electricity has dropped by more than 7,500MW since the start of the lockdown. In order to protect the integrity of the system, Eskom has taken some power generation units off the grid. These power generation units are…

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Benin’s SBEE suspends cuts for non-payment of invoices in support of confinement

Mar 31, 2020

In Benin, the national electric company is taking measures to ensure the continuity of the electricity supply during the partial containment set up by the government to fight against the spread of Covid-19. It indeed suspended the cuts for non-payment of an invoice in a decision made public on March 30, 2020. “In order to…

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Containment makes maintenance without load shedding possible in SA

Mar 30, 2020

In South Africa, Eskom, the national electric company, will be able to postpone the load shedding induced by its maintenance plan for a few weeks. She announced that national energy demand has dropped by 6,000 MW since last Friday due to the closure of factories and businesses in preparation for containment. The South African authorities…

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Failure to switch off street lights bleeds Zimbabwean city

Mar 30, 2020

Lack of basic switches to turn off street lights during the day maybe costing Harare City Council thousands of dollars monthly. The Herald observed that street lights in Harare’s central business district (CBD) were always switched on during the day. Further, in residential areas when there is no Zesa load-shedding, tower lights are always on.…

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