Cameroonian start-up designs smart electric meter to reduce fraud

Jul 4, 2020

In Cameroon, the start-up Ndoto has developed a smart electric meter that can geolocate electricity consumers and reduce fraud. This innovation will allow users to turn their meters on and off remotely, pay bills via mobile payment. Based in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital, the start-up Ndoto Sarl announces that it has just completed the…

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Uganda sees electricity exports grow

Jul 4, 2020

An increase in demand for electricity by other countries has significantly contributed to the resumption of Uganda’s total power demand. Data from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), indicates that the increase in power demand from exports was slightly higher than in the domestic market. System power demand, which is a total of domestic demand…

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South Africa’s electricity tariff model in need of an overhaul – NERSA

Jul 3, 2020

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) put forward its intention to overhaul the outdated methodology used to determine the electricity tariff. Speaking to the media, Nhlanhla Gumede, the regulator’s full-time member for electricity, said a revision of the models were long overdue. In particular, Gumede stipulated that the multiyear price determination (MYPD) approach…

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World Bank allocates $43m to Gambia for better access to electricity and water

Jul 2, 2020

The Gambia will benefit from a grant of $ 43 million, granted by the World Bank through the IDA. The funds will be used to strengthen electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure as well as water access infrastructure. The World Bank has just allocated a $ 43 million grant to The Gambia for its national electricity…

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BOAD allocates $43m to Togo’s national electric company to help settle its arrears

Jul 2, 2020

The Electric Power Company of Togo (CEET) has obtained financing of $ 43 million from the West African Development Bank. The funds will be used to settle the debt arrears owed by the national company to its suppliers, including Nigeria in priority. The West African Development Bank (Boad) has allocated 25 billion CFA francs ($…

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Tunisia’s national electric company (STEG) will reach financial equilibrium in 2025

Jul 2, 2020

In Tunisia, the national electric company should return to financial equilibrium in 2025, according to the strategic plan negotiated with the ministries of Energy and Finance. It currently depends on $ 700 million in public subsidies to honor all of its obligations. The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) will regain its financial balance in…

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Power supply still a major concern to South Africa’s mining sector

Jul 1, 2020

South Africa’s mining sector still has many concerns about power supply even after improvements to the network through short-term maintenance repairs. “Eskom has tried to use the reduced economic load due to the [governmental] lockdown as an opportunity to catch up on maintenance and the new CEO Andre de Ruyter has made some significant differences,…

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Cameroon’s gas to power market in distress as state firm announces generation drop

Jul 1, 2020

The Cameroonian electricity company ENEO (Energy of Cameroon), has announced a 32.6% drop in the production of thermal power stations in the country in the first quarter of 2020. The reduction (compared with production during the same period in 2019), was due to rationing carried out “at some power stations because of a fuel shortage…

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Zimbabwe’s Zesa switches off illegal power connections

Jul 1, 2020

Zesa disconnected over 1 500 households in Stoneridge Phase 1 in Harare South after discovering that a fired former employee of an approved contractor made the connections without following the normal procedures. The illegal connections are believed to have been done by Peni Jaison (31), who was once employed by a Harare company called Ethood…

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Judge in Zambia declines Copperbelt Energy Corporation judicial review request

Jun 30, 2020

The Lusaka High Court has declined to allow the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) to commence judicial review proceedings to challenge Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa’s decision to declare its transmission and distribution lines as common carriers. In a ruling, Judge Mwape Bowa says that granting CEC an order to stay the minister’s decision would create two…

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