Power

Orange selects ENGIE for the operation and maintenance of data center in Ivory Coast

May 20, 2019

ENGIE (www.Engie-Africa.com) has been selected for the operation and maintenance of the Orange Services Group’s data center in Abidjan, for a five-year contract that will start early June 2019. This datacenter of the latest generation, built by the Orange Service Group (GOS), is one of the few datacenters existing in West Africa complying with the…

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Liberia’s LEC to electrify Pleebo, Fish Town

May 16, 2019

The LEC project, Kimber said will not only extend the lines, but it is going to connect homes and businesses in the two counties. The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has achieved another milestone in its drive to expand and increase access to electricity throughout the country, a release has said. The Corporation on Wednesday, May…

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Uganda shakes up electricity access for populace

May 16, 2019

Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project backers said Tuesday. About 1 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity,…

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Zimbabwe faces power blackout, turns to Mozambique for help

May 16, 2019

LOW water levels at Kariba and depressed coal supplies at Hwange Thermal Power Station, are threatening to plunge the country into darkness within the next three months, Energy Minister Joram Gumbo has said. Gumbo told journalists at a post-Cabinet briefing on Friday, that he will travel to Mozambique soon to negotiate for more supplies to…

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Vandals dim Kenya Power city lights project

May 16, 2019

Kenya Power has spent more than Sh5.5 billion in installation of street lights in Nairobi alone. But as the firm makes sure that all areas within the city are lit, vandals are reversing the gains by stealing transformers, street lamps and wires, among other items. According to the company’s security manager, Mr Mohamed Mmaka, in…

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SA President says Eskom too big to fail, won’t be privatized

May 16, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated at an investment conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday that struggling power utility Eskom would not be privatised, adding it was “too big to fail”. Ramaphosa was delivering his first major post-election economic address at a conference hosted by the Goldman Sachs Group. Ahead of the elections some had warned that plans…

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Namibia plans to grow local power generation capacity in 3 years

May 16, 2019

The Namibian government plans to have at least 80% of Namibia’s electricity consumption locally produced by the year 2022. The country plans to change how electricity generated by independent power producers is sold. Mines and energy minister Tom Alweendo said this last week at the mining expo. The minister added that their concern remains the…

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GE to expand work in Egypt’s electricity sector

May 15, 2019

GE plans to expand its cooperation in the Egyptian electricity sector, mainly through renewable energy projects and wind farms. The company will also develop transportation and distribution grids according to Joseph Anis, CEO for the Middle East & Africa Region at GE Power Service, in a Akhbar El Yom report. Anis led the company’s delegation visiting Egypt…

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Sudan electricity workers protest

May 14, 2019

The electricity workers organized Monday protests at the premises of the Sudanese Company for Electricity Distribution at the same time of a press conference announced by the company’s director general which did not took place. Big numbers of the workers, and technician of the company have participated in the protests demanding the resume of the…

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Sudan delivers fuel to power stations

May 14, 2019

Sudan said on Friday it has delivered fuel supplies to power stations and was working on solutions to a cash crisis, addressing some of the main triggers for mass protests that led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir last month. General Ibrahim Jaber, a member of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) also said…

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