Power

Ethiopia inaugurates Chinese-built power distribution upgrading project

Mar 18, 2019

Ethiopia on Friday inaugurated a Chinese-built power distribution, rehabilitation and upgrading project. The project, which is part of larger nationwide program involving eight major cities, will mainly benefit the grid system of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The seven other cities are Jimma, Dire Dawa, Bahir Dar, Mekele, Hawassa, Adama and Dessie. Ethiopian State Minister…

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Eskom technical review team to submit report in a month’s time

Mar 17, 2019

Eskom’s Technical Review Team is expected to produce a preliminary report within four weeks, Cabinet said on Thursday. In a statement issued following its meeting in Cape Town, Cabinet said the team appointed by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan began its work this week. “The Eskom Technical Review Team appointed by the Minister and the…

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Burkina Faso inks $51m deal with EU to increase electricity coverage

Mar 17, 2019

The government of Burkina Faso has secured a $51 million deal from the European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency to support the construction of power transmission lines from Nigeria to Burkina Faso. The Dorsale Nord project features 880 km of high-voltage transmission lines from Birnin Kebi in Nigeria to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.…

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Kenya Power doubles testing equipment capacity

Mar 14, 2019

National electricity distributor Kenya Power says it will improve its meter testing capabilities by more than double after acquiring two new single phase meter test benches. The new equipment of 40 positions each, has raised daily meter testing from 150 meters to 390 meters, reducing turnaround time for deployment of meters. Staff who work in…

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Major blackout in Ghana sparks anger against recently acquired power distributor

Mar 14, 2019

Power consumers in Ghana are angry at the continued power outages across the country despite a new consortium taking over it’s power distributor. Power Distribution Services, PDS Ghana Ltd under Philippines Meralco Consortium took over the previous Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) with the hope of improving distribution services. But series of blackouts since the…

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Kenyan President signs petroleum and energy bills into law

Mar 14, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today signed three Bills thereby operationalizing them into law. The three Bills which were presented to the President at State House, Nairobi, are, The Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) Bill 2017, The Petroleum Bill 2017 and the Energy Bill 2017. The new energy law among other things proposes the establishment of…

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Tanzania’s Tanesco, neighbouring countries to connect national grids

Mar 12, 2019

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) board of directors said it has connected the country in the northern and southern power networks. This was revealed by the Tanesco board of directors chairman, Mr Alexander Kyaruzi, during his recent tour of Iringa and Ruvuma regions where he inspected power infrastructure projects. Speaking to The Citizen, Mr…

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Uganda considers review of its power sector as Eskom exit likely

Mar 12, 2019

The future of Eskom, the South African power firm’s generation contract in Uganda has come into question after legislators called for its termination. The Ugandan government said it was also taking a fresh look at the concession model it has used to run the electricity subsector in the past 15 years. President Yoweri Museveni is…

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South Africa’s NERSA grants Eskom 9.4% tariff increase

Mar 11, 2019

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a 9.41% tariff increase in the 2019/20 financial year. The regulator in September 2018 received two applications from the power utility with respect to Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) Year 5 (2017/18) and the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) 4 application. With regards to the MYPD4…

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World Bank provides $150m fund to increase access to electricity in Madagascar

Mar 8, 2019

Today, the World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a $150 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to provide improved access to electricity services for households, enterprises, and health facilities in Madagascar. Today, with an electrification rate of only 15%, roughly four fifths of Madagascar remain ‘in the dark’, shutting out large parts of the population…

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