Power

Africa needs electricity for 73m people each year for universal access by 2030

Oct 10, 2019

Africa will need to provide access to electricity to 73 million people every year in order to reach universal access to electricity by 2030. This statement was made by Atef Marzouk, the head of the energy division of the African Union Commission. About 600 million people on the continent still do not have access to…

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Mozambique’s EDM signs contracts for northern power line

Oct 10, 2019

Mozambique’s publicly-owned electricity company, EDM, on Tuesday signed contracts with Indian and Spanish companies for the construction of the first phase of a high voltage transmission line from the Chimuara sub-station in Zambezia province to the northern port of Nacala. Phase One will carry the power from Chimuara to Alto Molocue in Upper Zambezia, and…

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Tanzanian Govt gives contractor 37 days to electrify Arusha, Mwanza villages

Oct 10, 2019

THE government has given 37 days to a contractor, Nipo Group Company Limited, to complete electrification in some villages in Arusha and Mwanza regions. Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Board of Directors of Rural Energy Agency (REA) Styden Rwabangila gave the directive to the company’s Managing Director Wilson Chilewa yesterday. The directive comes…

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Zimbabwe quadruples electricity tariffs amid blackouts

Oct 10, 2019

Zimbabwe has raised its average electricity tariff by 320 percent to ramp up power supplies at a time of daily blackouts but the move will likely anger consumers already grappling with soaring inflation and stagnant wages. The southern African country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in 10 years, seen in triple-digit inflation, 18-hour power…

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Mantrac Ghana launches energy system to compliment grid

Oct 8, 2019

Mantrac Ghana Limited has launched the Mantrac Energy System in Accra as part of efforts to supply energy to compliment the national grid. The integrated system of batteries, gensets, photovoltaic modules and other systems provides direct power supply customised for various applications. Speaking at the Mantrac Energy Solutions Summit where the energy system was introduced,…

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55MW methane gas powered project inaugurated in Rubavu, Rwanda

Oct 7, 2019

A 55MW methane gas power project was inaugurated in Rubavu District on Thursday with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Eng. Patrice Uwase, commending the main project sponsor for the initiative. According to the Ministry, it is a public-private partnership project between the government and Shema Power Lake Kivu Limited (SPLK ltd) for…

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Ghana’s national electrification rate is currently at 85% – GRIDCo Boss

Oct 6, 2019

Mr, Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), has said that Ghana has about 85 per cent electricity coverage as of 2019. According to him, although the 85 per cent rate is below the target and commendable. He said this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2019 AFRICON…

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Zimbabwe Govt says power supply to improve long-term

Oct 6, 2019

Government is working on various policies to ensure sustainable electricity supply in the long-term after securing a deal from Mozambique’s Hydroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) of Mozambique for the supply of 100MW. This came out during the presentation of the 34th Cabinet Decision Making Matrix by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa yesterday.…

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Ivory Coast to extend electricity grid to serve 100,000 people in Guiglo

Oct 6, 2019

The Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly proceeded on October 3 in Guiglo (South-West of the country), at the launch of a project to extend the electricity network that will serve 100,000 people in 8 districts of the city . Estimated at CFAF 1.2 billion (approximately $ 2 million), this project also involves the installation…

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Zimbabwe Govt to ensure adequate power supply for exporters

Oct 4, 2019

Government is keen to see an assured power supply for businesses whose produce is meant for the export market and will continue seeking a lasting solution that will guarantee supply for the sector, Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi has said. Minister Chasi said this after touring Eureka Gold Mine in Guruve, Mashonaland Central,…

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