Power

Malawi energy regulator maintains fuel, electricity prices

Sep 12, 2019

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has maintained fuel prices despite an increase in the landing cost of the petrol, diesel and paraffin by 11.70 percent, 7.30 percent and 4.64 percent, respectively. A statement on the review of prices of petrol, diesel and paraffin in the month of September, 2019 issued on Tuesday signed by…

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Shareholder support Eskom’s only short term option – Chairman

Sep 11, 2019

Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza says Eskom has run out of its borrowing abilities and that it’s only short-term option is to turn to the shareholder for support. Mabuza said this when Eskom, as well as the Department of Public Enterprises, appeared before the Joint Meeting: Standing Committee on Appropriations, Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises and…

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USTDA supports electricity sector development in Sierra Leone, Kenya

Sep 10, 2019

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced yesterday its financial support, in the form of grants, to two energy projects in Sierra Leone and Kenya. In Sierra Leone, the agency will allocate a grant of over $ 858,000 for technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility studies for a mini-grid project. Led by the American…

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Democratization of energy necessary to fast track innovation on African continent – Siemens

Sep 10, 2019

Without technological constraints, more people from across Africa are free to innovate and create on the global stage; democratisation of energy is necessary to enable Africans to move into the digital age. The term ‘Democratisation of Technology’ has become synonymous with the digital age. In a nutshell, it means that access to advanced technology is…

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Kenya to connect 280,000 additional households to grid

Sep 10, 2019

The Kenya Power and Lightning Company (KPLC) has announced the implementation of the fourth phase of the Last Mile Connectivity Program (LMCP). It has indeed launched a call for tenders for the work on the low and medium voltage distribution network in order to connect new customers. The LMCP aims to provide access to electricity to…

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SA’s City Power to cautiously resume operations following violence, looting

Sep 10, 2019

City Power said on Tuesday it would “cautiously” resume its operations in Johannesburg following a spate of violent protests and looting last week. “City Power will continue to monitor violence flash points across the City of Johannesburg to determine whether it’s safe to operate or not. “We were forced to withdraw response teams from areas plagued by…

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Search begins for new Eskom CEO

Sep 9, 2019

The interim executive chairman at Eskom, Jabu Mabuza, has confirmed that the process of appointing a new chief executive officer is well underway. “We are on course to meet our timelines and we have closed adverts,” Mabuza said at a media briefing on the state of the system. Interviews for the top job are scheduled…

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Egypt to begin digitalization of energy grid

Sep 9, 2019

The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, said a new plan is underway to develop a smart energy grid that supports the digital transformation strategy adopted by the government, with some Chinese companies already applying to engage in the development plan of the sector. The Chinese proposals include innovative solutions in the fields…

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Zimbabwe firms dish out $15m for power imports

Sep 9, 2019

Over 20 local firms have signed up to Zesa’s facility to ring-fence electricity imports and are contributing up to US$15 million a month as they seek to avoid widening losses due to long hours of load-shedding. Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst energy crisis in years after Zesa was forced to reduce electricity generation from the…

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Relocated Karpowership resumes power production in Ghana

Sep 7, 2019

After being shut down for over three weeks, the relocated Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan (Karpowership) powership has resumed power production. This is after its successful relocation from Tema to the Sekondi Naval Base at Sekondi-Takoradi. All requisite commissioning works and operational tests have been completed and the powership has begun supplying power to the national…

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