Power

MAN Energy Solutions to stabilize power supply in Gambia

Oct 19, 2019

MAN Energy Solutions will provide two 9L51/60 engines to a new power plant in the Gambian city of Brikama as part of a wider bid to stabilise energy supply in the African nation. The facility is owned by National Water & Electricity Company (NAWEC) and will produce 18MW of electrical output per annum. “As in…

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South Africa’s energy minister unveils details of IRP2019

Oct 19, 2019

Cabinet’s approval of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) will provide much-needed certainty to a critical area of the economy, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Friday. “We therefore welcome the approval by Cabinet on Wednesday of the IRP 2019. It brings much-needed certainty to this critical area of the economy, and hopefully…

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South Africa’s load shedding enters second day

Oct 17, 2019

Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom is implementing a second day of rotational load shedding. In a statement issued in the early hours of Thursday, the power utility said a number of its generating units are still out of service due to breakdowns. Commencing at 9am, the Stage 2 load shedding is expected to…

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Three power plants financed by AfDB to reduce power cuts in Cameroon

Oct 15, 2019

For many years, Cameroon’s national electricity supply has been notoriously unreliable and subject to power cuts. The last significant electric system outage, which lasted eight hours, occurred last March and affected several of the country’s regions (the Far North, North, Littoral, Adamaoua, South and Centre regions). However, three projects financed by the African Development Bank…

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98 households connected to Rwanda’s national grid

Oct 15, 2019

Despite being home to Ntaruka Hydropower Plant, for long, most parts of Nkumba had never had access to electricity. The locals were accustomed to seeing electricity cables hovering over their houses taking power to other regions. This prompted them to persistently ask the government to address the issue of lack of access to electricity. The…

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Tanzania flags off Katavi transmission power project

Oct 14, 2019

Residents of Katavi Region have all the reasons to smile following commencement of the construction of Tabora- Katavi power transmission line project for the objective of connecting Katavi to the national power supply system. The project, which is expected to cost 135bn/- upon completion, will supply 130 megawatts to region whose current consumption of power…

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Zimbabwe President orders clean-up at ZESA

Oct 13, 2019

Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) will be completely restructured in order to deal with graft that is crippling the power utility, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. In his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) Tuesday, Mnangagwa added government reviewed electricity tariffs as a relief to the power cuts which citizens are currently facing. Water…

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Creating an energy plan for Eskom is critical – Acting CEO

Oct 12, 2019

Eskom’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer Jabu Mabuza says government’s financial support remains important in addressing short-term liquidity concerns. He also said that creating an energy plan for the power utility and the country remained critical in an ever-changing energy landscape. He said this as he presented the power utility’s annual report to the Portfolio…

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Sierra Leone, international agencies strategize way forward for adequate electricity access

Oct 11, 2019

The Ministry of Energy, World Bank, Ministry of Finance and other stakeholders in the energy sector have held a successful energy sector roundtable workshop on the 30th September and 1st October, 2019 at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel in Freetown. The rationale for the two days’ workshop was to discuss and assess key issues and challenges…

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Pre-qualification launched for construction of power lines linking Nigeria, Niger, Benin & B.Faso

Oct 11, 2019

The Nigerian government plans to launch a prequalification process for the selection of contractors, in the implementation of the regional North Dorsal electricity interconnection project, linking Nigeria, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso. The pre-qualified companies will be able to submit their proposals for the construction of a 104-km, 330-kV power line linking the locality of Gorou…

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