Power

Zimbabwe’s ZESA punishes excessive electricity usage

Aug 21, 2019

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has effected a new tariff system to encourage domestic consumers to make optimal use of electricity within a calendar month. The system is designed to encourage conservation of power by ensuring heavy domestic power users pay more. ZESA public relations manager Mr Fullard Gwasira said the move…

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Connection of transmission lines to Karpowership begins

Aug 19, 2019

Work has begun to connect the transmission lines to allow the Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan, simply referred to as Karpowership, to resume the supply of power to the national grid after relocating from Tema to Takoradi. The 470-megawatts (MW) Karadeniz Powership arrived at the anchorage of the Home Port of the Western Naval Command, Sekondi…

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Relief for Zimbabwe as Eskom switches on electricity supplies

Aug 18, 2019

AFTER months of a crippling power cuts that had seen domestic and industrial consumers going for 18hrs a day without power, State power supplier Zesa has announced it will be downgrading from stage two to stage one shedding. Zesa according to officials who spoke to State media indicated that it will now be cutting off…

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Mozambique launches public tender to electrify 260,000 households

Aug 16, 2019

The Mozambican government is launching on Thursday a public tender to acquire the electrical material and services necessary for connecting 260,000 households to the national grid. Speaking in Chibuto, in the southern province of Gaza, at the opening of a meeting of his ministry’s Coordinating Council, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela,…

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SADC intensifies efforts to improve energy flow in Southern Africa

Aug 15, 2019

Southern Africa plans to commission more than 4 880 Megawatts of new generation capacity in 2019/20 — a development that is expected to strengthen the regional energy security. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has been experiencing power shortages in the past few years as demand exceeds supply due to a combination of factors including…

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ECOWAS seeks consultants for regional electricity access project

Aug 14, 2019

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has received a grant from the World Bank toward the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS – REAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct the feasibility study of the phase 2 of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project. The scope of…

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Karpowership to move to Ghana’s Western Region on Thursday

Aug 14, 2019

The Karpowership in Tema will be transported to the Western Region on Thursday, August 15. As a result, it would be disconnected from the national grid today according to a statement issued here yesterday by the management of the Karpowership Ghana Company Limited. The statement said the 470 Mega Watt Karadeniz powership, Osman Khan, would…

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New power plant to kick off in Angola by September

Aug 14, 2019

A new 20-megawatt thermal power plant to supply power to Luena city, eastern Moxico province, will start operating next September. This was announced by the Energy and Water minister João Baptista Borges on Tuesday, stressing that the infrastructure will significantly increase energy production in the region. Speaking to the press, João Baptista Borges spoke of…

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Ghana’s ECG & PDS agree on interim modalities to avoid disruption in power supply

Aug 13, 2019

The Electricity Company of Ghana, which is now the interim operator in charge of management and operation of electricity sales under the license no EC/ESL/02-19-001, and the suspended Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited have agreed on interim operational modalities. The move, is to ensure that there is no disruption of power supply and service…

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Siemens signs agreement with EETC for grid studies in Egypt

Aug 13, 2019

Siemens today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to supply the country’s first digital power transformer – Siemens’ Sensformer. As the world’s first comprehensive digital transformer, Sensformer, is expected to increase energy reliability and efficiency for the Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations for…

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