Gabon’s SEEG halves the “non-standard” connection time to the electricity grid

Mar 24, 2020

In Gabon, the Energy and Water Company (SEEG) has started to modify the procedure for non-standard connection to the electricity network. The objective of these modifications is to reduce connection times, while reducing the procedure. For illustration, the new provisions allow the customer to obtain a quote in 7 days, once his request is fulfilled.…

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Angola’s Cuito thermal power station working on an experimental basis

Mar 23, 2020

The new 20-megawatt thermal power located in Cuito, central Bié province, has been working on an experimental basis since February 2020, according to director of Provincial Office of Infrastructure and Technical Services. Abel Guerra told a press conference on Friday that the new plant, installed in Caluapanda neighborhood, provide the province’s capital with electricity and…

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Bouygues group chosen to build power transmission line for the Nachtigal project in Cameroon

Mar 22, 2020

For the past few weeks, Bouygues Énergies et Services, a subsidiary of the diversified French group Bouygues, has been carrying out construction work on the electric power transmission line (225 kV) to be produced by the Nachtigal hydroelectric dam (420 MW), learned Investing in Cameroon by consulting the newsletter of the Nachtigal Hydro-Power Company (NHPC),…

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Mozambique’s EDM working to repair sabotaged pylons

Mar 22, 2020

A team from Mozambique’s publicly-owned electricity company, EDM, has been working since Sunday to repair the high voltage transmission line from Ressano Garcia, on the South African border, to the Maputo suburb of Infulene. The line was sabotaged on Sunday by so far unidentified vandals. The Ressano Garcia-Infulene line is the back-up in the event…

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South Africa’s power system remains constrained

Mar 22, 2020

As the power generation system remains constrained and vulnerable, the possibility of load shedding still remains, says Eskom. “During peak hours we are utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply, and [we] may have to implement load shedding at short notice should the power generation system deteriorate,” said the power utility in a statement on…

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Keetmanshoop, Namibia, reduces electricity tariffs for the poor

Mar 20, 2020

The Keetmanshoop Municipality has introduced a residential social responsibility tariff of up to 15 ampere for low-income residents. Social responsibility social tariffs (SRTs) protect vulnerable groups from paying high electricity rates. The municipality’s chief executive, Desmond Basson, made the announcement at a press conference held at the council’s chambers on Tuesday. He said the council…

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MCA-Liberia hires Tata Power to strengthen LEC’s technical capacity

Mar 19, 2020

In a bid to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has hired master trainers from Tata Power to provide on-the-job training to at least 100 technical and non-technical staff of the utility. Tata Power is part of a 150-year-old Tata Group of Companies, which is based…

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Recent power cuts not due to financial issues – Ghana’s Energy Minister

Mar 19, 2020

The energy ministry has adequate funds to generate enough power for the country, says the Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu. His reaction comes on the back of assertions that recent power outages are due to the government’s inability to procure fuel for electricity production. Ghana has been experiencing widespread power cuts for about a week…

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Cameroon seeks $244m from AfDB to finance electricity interconnection with Chad

Mar 19, 2020

Cameroon is about to contract two loans from the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of the interconnection of power networks in Cameroon and Chad. To this end, the President of the Republic, Paul Biya (photo), signed two decrees empowering the Minister of the Economy to sign two financing agreements with the AfDB, for a…

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Botswana augments plan to become a regional energy powerhouse

Mar 19, 2020

A FEASIBILITY study of a power plant that will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity from indigenous coal bed methane (CBM) heralds the end of Botswana’s energy problems and is a significant step towards its ambition to be an exporter of electricity in the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The project will,…

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