Power

Rwandan Government targets $1.5bn to electrify all households

Jan 27, 2020

The Ministry of Infrastructure has said that it is mobilizing $1.5 billion (Rwf1.4tn) to be able to connect all 3.8 million households to electricity by 2024. This was revealed on Thursday during the ceremony to celebrate the one-millionth household connected to electricity, an event that was held in Kigali. During the event, Ron Weiss, the…

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Kenya Power urged to lower electricity costs to water firms

Jan 27, 2020

The high cost of electricity has negatively impacted on efforts by water companies to provide services in the country’s 47 counties. Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok has called on Kenya Power to lower tariffs to water companies. LOW TARIFFS “There is a serious need for the Kenya Power Company, the Ministry of Energy and Council of…

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Rwanda’s REG to install smart meters after Rwf19 bn electricity theft

Jan 27, 2020

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) loses about Rwf19bn annually to power theft and grid inefficiency owing to dilapidated power lines and connections. The losses have had an impact on electricity tariffs as the utility company seeks to make a business case. Higher losses partly mean that only a section of electricity users are paying for services,…

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Eskom seeks for $1bn from SA treasury while load shedding cost $8bn in 2019

Jan 26, 2020

In South Africa, Eskom, the national electricity company, is in talks with the Treasury to renew the government guarantee of 15 billion rand ($ 1 billion) allocated in February 2019. “Eskom and the Government are in negotiations with the lenders and the discussions remain confidential,  “said the Treasury in response to questions from the press.…

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Western Region ECG recovers Gh₵2,518,766 from illegal connections

Jan 26, 2020

The Western Regional Directorate of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) recovered a total amount of GH₵2, 518, 766 from businesses and persons who were caught for committing various infractions of power consumption in 2019. The amount was realised after culprits were surcharged together with penalties. In an interview with the Ghanaian Times, the Western…

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North Darfur State discusses with Turkish companies over electricity in Al Fashir

Jan 26, 2020

North Darfur State Caretaker Wali Maj (Gen) Malik AL Tayeb Khogali discussed Tuesday in a meeting held with manager of Turkish Thermal Electricity Stations Companies, Eng. Murad Ahmed AL Sabil means of developing the efficiency of electricity stations in Fashir the capital of the state through expanding the main power station and connecting it with…

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Zimbabwe’s ZESA to recruit new engineers, managers

Jan 25, 2020

Zesa is looking at recruiting new managers to spearhead the re-bundling of its five companies, a move that should see a sharp reduction in managerial staff once duplicated positions are eliminated. Chairman Dr Sydney Gata said Zesa was short of senior engineers and managers and did not have a pool for promotion from within. He…

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120 MW power plant to be built in Maria Gléta, Benin under the BOOT model

Jan 24, 2020

In Benin, the government plans to build a second 120 MW gas power plant on the Maria Gléta site. This announcement was made after the last Council of Ministers. The infrastructure will be built using the BOOT model, under which the company develops and builds the infrastructure it operates over a period of time before transferring…

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Ugandan Government launches new electricity consumer monitoring system

Jan 23, 2020

Minister of Energy Mary Goretti Kitutu flipped a switch that unveils the home page of the electronic database information and management system (EDIMS). She was launching the EDIMS on Monday, a system that is expected to curtail the carbon emissions produced by use of fossil fuels in the country. “This application supports the validation of…

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Morocco offers a 20 MW turbine to Guinea as part of moves to improve bi-lateral relations

Jan 23, 2020

In Guinea, the electricity supply of the locality of Kankan will soon be improved with the addition of 20 MW of additional capacity, announced Cheick Taliby Sylla, the Minister of Energy. This additional contribution will come from a gas turbine of equivalent capacity sent to the country by Morocco. This shipment is part of the strengthening of…

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