Tanzanian Govt vows to electrify all homes

Sep 19, 2020

THE government has reiterated its commitment to ensure all homes are provided with electricity in line with its efforts to drive power into every village across the country. Deputy Minister for Energy Ms Subira Mgalu issued the assurance over the weekend, while switching on the power in some villages and public institutions in Mpwapwa and…

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Calulo electrical substation in Angola ready by December

Sep 18, 2020

A substation with an installed power of 40 MVA, running in the town of Calulo, municipality of Libolo, province of Kwanza Sul, will be completed and able to supply electricity to consumers within 60 days , at the latest by December. The information was given today to ANGOP by the head of the Omatapalo contractor,…

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Tlou Energy announces update on Lesedi Power project transmission line in Botswana

Sep 17, 2020

Tlou Energy, an ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the exploration and development of gas and solar power, has provided an update on the proposed transmission line to connect Tlou’s Lesedi Power project to the electricity grid in Botswana. Key Points: Pre-qualification tender documents prepared…

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Kenya Power owes KenGen over $218m and fears new penalties

Sep 17, 2020

Kenya Power’s debts to its partners are growing. The company owes KenGen, the national producer, $ 218 million, $ 179 million to independent producers and $ 43 million to the transmission company. Debts that she hopes to settle without being hit with penalties. In Kenya, the electricity distribution company, Kenya Power owes 23.7 billion shillings…

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CIGRE-West Africa National Committee inaugurated in Abuja – TCN

Sep 17, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on behalf of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) has announced that the West African arm of the global community for the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise known as the Congrés International des Grands Réseaux Electriques, West Africa National Committee (CIGRE- WANC) has been inaugurated. The…

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NERSA concurs with procurement of additional electricity generation – Eskom

Sep 16, 2020

Eskom says it is pleased to note that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has concurred with the ministerial determination for the procurement of 11 813MW of electricity generation infrastructure, as issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy in February 2020. This is part of the power infrastructure to be procured…

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Benin electrifies 500 households in the departments of Ouémé and Plateau

Sep 16, 2020

At least 500 households in the departments of Ouémé and Plateau have just been connected to Benin’s electricity grid. The work, carried out by the Beninese Rural Electrification and Energy Management Agency (Aberme), was financed by the Beninese state to the tune of 242 million CFA francs (approximately ‘369,000). For several days now, the populations…

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Ghana’s power excess turns to burden as energy debts mount

Sep 15, 2020

Ghana lured investors to its power industry to end chronic electricity shortages with deals it can no longer afford. The deals’ terms require the government to pay for electricity generated even if there’s no demand for it. The move helped Ghana end its power crisis by 2016, boosting its generation to about 4,600 megawatts, well…

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Electrification in Angola reaches agricultural, livestock Quibala municipality

Sep 15, 2020

A 220/30 KV-10 MVA mobile electricity substation is due to start operating on Wednesday in Quibala municipality, a town in Kwanza Sul province with strong agri-livestock activity, aimed at meeting energy consumption needs. The project, announced on 22 May by the minister of Energy and Water , João Baptista Borges, also includes the construction of…

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Cameroon’s Eneo announces investment needs of FCFA 521bn for the next 10 years

Sep 15, 2020

For Eneo, faced with cash flow tensions, it will not be easy, but the energy company must mobilize 521 billion FCFA for its investments over the next decade, in Cameroon. During the period 2020-2031, Eneo, the concessionaire of the public electricity service in Cameroon, announces investment needs amounting to 795 million euros, or 521 billion…

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