Power

Mozambique launches public tender to electrify 260,000 households

Aug 16, 2019

The Mozambican government is launching on Thursday a public tender to acquire the electrical material and services necessary for connecting 260,000 households to the national grid. Speaking in Chibuto, in the southern province of Gaza, at the opening of a meeting of his ministry’s Coordinating Council, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela,…

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SADC intensifies efforts to improve energy flow in Southern Africa

Aug 15, 2019

Southern Africa plans to commission more than 4 880 Megawatts of new generation capacity in 2019/20 — a development that is expected to strengthen the regional energy security. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has been experiencing power shortages in the past few years as demand exceeds supply due to a combination of factors including…

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ECOWAS seeks consultants for regional electricity access project

Aug 14, 2019

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS – REAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct the feasibility study of the phase 2 of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project. The scope of…

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Karpowership to move to Ghana’s Western Region on Thursday

Aug 14, 2019

The Karpowership in Tema will be transported to the Western Region on Thursday, August 15. As a result, it would be disconnected from the national grid today according to a statement issued here yesterday by the management of the Karpowership Ghana Company Limited. The statement said the 470 Mega Watt Karadeniz powership, Osman Khan, would…

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New power plant to kick off in Angola by September

Aug 14, 2019

A new 20-megawatt thermal power plant to supply power to Luena city, eastern Moxico province, will start operating next September. This was announced by the Energy and Water minister João Baptista Borges on Tuesday, stressing that the infrastructure will significantly increase energy production in the region. Speaking to the press, João Baptista Borges spoke of…

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Ghana’s ECG & PDS agree on interim modalities to avoid disruption in power supply

Aug 13, 2019

The Electricity Company of Ghana, which is now the interim operator in charge of management and operation of electricity sales under the license no EC/ESL/02-19-001, and the suspended Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited have agreed on interim operational modalities. The move, is to ensure that there is no disruption of power supply and service…

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Siemens signs agreement with EETC for grid studies in Egypt

Aug 13, 2019

Siemens today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply the country’s first digital power transformer – Siemens’ Sensformer. As the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer, Sensformer, is expected to increase energy reliability and efficiency for the Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations for…

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Mozambican President inaugurates new electricity sub-station in Nampula

Aug 13, 2019

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday inaugurated a new electricity sub-station in the Namialo administrative post, in the northern province of Nampula. The sub-station cost 19 million US dollars, financed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and is part of the efforts to ensure the availability and reliability of electricity supplies in Nampula and…

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Mutoko IPP pumps 2.5MW into Zimbabwe’s national grid

Aug 13, 2019

Mutoko community is experiencing less hours of load shedding after a local Independent Power Producer, Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) started pumping its solar power into the national grid. NRE is the first solar scheme to be commissioned and to supply power into the national grid. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com at the company’s solar project in Mutoko…

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Egypt surpasses South Africa as the continent’s top electricity producer

Aug 12, 2019

Egypt has reached installed capacity of 55,000 Megawatts of electricity per day, the country’s supervisory minister for energy says. That is some 3,000MW higher than produced by South Africa, to go by that’s country’s own official figures.But capacity, especially of African infrastructure, doesn’t always translate to actual delivery. “Starting from 2014 up till the end…

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