Power

DBSA provides $81.30m for Mozambique’s power network upgrades

Dec 11, 2019

The DBSA has provided finance to the Government of Mozambique’s national energy utility, Electricidade De Mocambique, “EDM”. ​ The national utility has received a senior debt loan facility of US$81.30m from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for the rehabilitation and upgrading to Mozambique’s energy supply network. This financing support is in line with…

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Senegal requires additional $1.1bn for universal electricity access by 2025

Dec 11, 2019

In Senegal, it will take 656 billion CFA francs ($ 1.1 billion) to achieve universal access to energy by 2025. This data comes from the consulting firm Energy Services en Middle Sahel (SEMIS). “This amount includes investment costs, preparation of implementation studies, and operating resources, including program management,” said Bocar Sada Sy, SEMIS CEO. He spoke at…

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B’ Faso’s national power company launches project to connect 250,000 customers annually to electricity grid

Dec 11, 2019

The Burkina National Electricity Company (SONABEL) has launched the Electricity Connection Development Project (PDCEL). Thanks to the initiative, which is now in its pilot phase, citizens can be connected to the electricity grid after paying 3,000 CFA francs ($ 5). The balance of the cost of the connection which amounts to 200 000 francs will be gradually…

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Over 200 families receive power supply in Angolan province

Dec 10, 2019

At least 250 families started benefiting from power supply since last week in the headquarters of Calandula Municipality, northern Malanje province, as part of electricity project underway in the country. The first phase of electrification of Calandula town and outskirts foresees to cover 10,000 families and the tourist development hub of municipality by 2020, from…

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48% of Zimbabweans have access to electricity – Survey

Dec 9, 2019

At least 48 percent of Zimbabweans are connected to the country’s power grid, making Zimbabwe number 25 out of 34 surveyed African countries in terms of citizen access to electricity. This is according to an Afrobarometer survey on 34 African countries. The study found that efforts to provide reliable energy among countries on the continent…

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South Africa’s load shedding moves to stage 4

Dec 9, 2019

Following the loss of additional generation units, Eskom has bumped up load shedding from Stage 2 to Stage 4. “Eskom has lost additional generation units this morning, increasing unplanned breakdowns (UCLF) to 14 200MW as at 09:25. Along with a higher demand of about 600MW, necessitates load shedding to move up from Stage 2 to…

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Ghana’s President commissions first gas for Karpowership

Dec 9, 2019

President Akufo-Addo Commissions First Gas For Karpowership… As Ghana saves $480 million a year in take-or-pay cost The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has turned on the valves for the use of natural gas from the country’s gas fields, instead of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), on the 450-megawatt Karpowership for the generation…

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Kékéli Efficient Power plant in Togo set to begin operations by the end of 2020

Dec 8, 2019

The Kekeli Efficient Power thermal plant, located in Lomé, should be operational by the end of 2020. In detail, the first operational phase was launched last June. Upon its completion, expected in Q3 2020, the plant should have a production capacity of 47 MW using a gas turbine. In the second stage (scheduled for Q3…

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E2C launches anti-fraud operation to reduce non-technical losses in Congo Brazaville

Dec 8, 2019

In Congo Brazzaville, Congo Electric Power (E 2 C), has launched a campaign to control and install more efficient meters. The objective of this anti-fraud operation is to reduce the national electricity company’s commercial losses, which amount to approximately $ 3.3 million each month. The operation announced by Adou Danga, the deputy general manager of…

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Eskom rolls out planned power cuts in South Africa

Dec 6, 2019

Eskom has confirmed that South Africans face escalated load shedding from 2pm Friday with the likelihood of power cuts being extended beyond 6:00 on Saturday morning. Stage 4 load shedding would be implemented nationwide from 2pm on Friday until 6 am Saturday, Eskom Deputy spokesperson Dikatso Mothae told Daily Maverick on Friday morning. She said…

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