Azito power plant in Ivory Coast celebrates Phase IV construction

Mar 16, 2020

Independent power company Globeleq has celebrated the construction of the 253MW expansion of its existing Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The final nominal capacity of the plant will be 713MW, making it one of the largest and the most efficient thermal power plants in Côte d’Ivoire. Once operational, the additional electricity will be…

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Congo (DRC) Govt requests €78.2m from GCF to electrify three cities

Mar 15, 2020

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently submitted an application to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a loan of 78.2 million euros (about 151 billion Congolese francs). The financing will be used to electrify three of the country’s cities using renewable energies. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) acknowledges receipt of…

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Togo contracts Hermès to deploy the communication plan of the national electric company

Mar 13, 2020

On a list of 5 international consultants, the Togolese subsidiary of the French company Hermès Communication has just won a market of FCFA 57.5 million, indicates a contract award notice from Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo ( CEET). The contract will consist for the communications consultant to support CEET, the contracting authority, in the development…

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Ghana’s ECG encourages use of locally made electric cables

Mar 13, 2020

In Ghana, the ECG, the national electric company, has instructed its electric stations to acquire only cables made in the country. According to Kwame Agyeman-Budu, the executive director of the company, this policy was established after the observation that the cables were imported especially from China. This new policy, he says, will create more jobs…

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ECOWAS will invest $36m by 2033 in people’s access to electrical energy

Mar 13, 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will invest $ 36.3 million by 2033 to facilitate access to energy in the sub-region. Of this financing, 25.9 million will be devoted to electricity production and 10.4 million to transport. “For the success of electrical trade between our States, we must find solutions that will serve…

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Pres. Weah orders LEC to submit Liberia’s power distribution plan

Mar 13, 2020

Apparently rocked by inconsistent supply of electricity to residents of Monrovia and its environs, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is now faced with increasing pressure from President George Manneh Weah who is demanding efficiency and productivity. On Monday, March 9, 2020 the President requested the LEC management to submit to his office its power distribution…

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AfDB grants $500m to extend power grid in center and southern Angolan regions

Mar 11, 2020

In Angola, the government has just signed a $ 500 million financing agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will help set up the first phase of the Energy Sector Extension and Efficiency Program for the Center / South region (ESEEP-1). This first phase incorporates three components, including the construction of a 400…

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Eranove wraps up financing for its 390MW power plant in Ivory Coast

Mar 11, 2020

The pan-African group Eranove has just signed several financing agreements relating to its project to build a combined cycle power plant in Jacqueville, Ivory Coast. The facility, which will be built as part of a public-private partnership (PPP), will inject 390 MW into the Ivorian national power grid. Sustainable cities and territories #17. Our series…

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Stage 4 load shedding continues in South Africa

Mar 11, 2020

Eskom has announced that Stage 4 load shedding will resume this morning. The load shedding is due to a shortage of generation capacity resulting from unplanned breakdowns, including Koeberg unit 1. “The unit has been disconnected from the grid due to a fault on the turbine side. However, the nuclear reactor remains safe. The Seawater…

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Mauritania’s SOMELEC announces a 20% drop in the electricity tariff for small consumers

Mar 11, 2020

In Mauritania, the Mauritanian Electricity Company (SOMELEC) has just announced a 20% drop in the electric tariff applied to consumers eligible for the social tariff, reports Senalioune . The implementation of this new measure is part of the “  Priority # 1” program initiated by President Mohamed Ould Cheick EL Ghazouani, the company said. “The…

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