Power

Sierra Leone’s SLEWRC holds meeting with stakeholders over draft electricity regulations

Apr 6, 2019

Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (SLEWRC), in collaboration with the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU), yesterday (Tuesday 2nd April), held a consultative meeting with key stakeholders on the draft electricity and water regulations, with the theme “Effective regulation for improved electricity and water services.” The meeting was hosted at the Stadium hostels hall,…

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Cameroon seeks consultants to help develop electricity distribution master plan

Apr 6, 2019

A call for expressions of interest has been announced to pre-qualify a consulting firm that will be responsible for the development of a study to optimise the evacuation of electricity generating facilities in the framework of the Master Plan Production Transport Distribution of Electricity. The services consist of the production of the preliminary design (APS),…

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Siemens signs MoU with Ethiopia to address urgent energy & infrastructure challenges

Apr 5, 2019

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to support the government’s objective of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) addresses the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors. Other key aspects of the agreement include financing concepts that will…

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Malawi community sees electricity from mini gen sets made from scrap metal

Apr 5, 2019

About 200 households in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay are enjoying the luxury of having electricity locally generated using mini generators made from scrap metal. A total of 150 water driven generators, separately installed along Kavuzi River in the area, are able to produce between 20 to 35 kilowatts of…

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Eskom promises to keep load shedding in SA at stage 1

Apr 4, 2019

Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has warned the media to stop using load shedding to justify their political views. Speaking at a briefing at the Lethabo power station in the Vaal alongside Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza and Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe, Gordhan tabled the country’s energy status, claiming that government had now gotten a better…

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GE reinforces commitment to improve energy access in West Africa

Apr 4, 2019

GE (GE.com) to provide energy solutions to help foster economic development and growth in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire; In Benin, GE will supply the nation’s first Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), this grid solution is expected to increase energy reliability and efficiency; In Cote d’Ivoire, GE will rehabilitate and improve the power capacity of the Ferke, Man and Taabo substations while reducing…

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Five provinces in Mozambique to gain electricity access

Apr 3, 2019

The World Bank approved on March 28, 2019 a $82 million grant to increase access to electricity in five of the poorest provinces of Mozambique, including Niassa, Nampula, Zambezia, Cabo Delgado and Sofala. The project is also supported through a $66 million Multi-Donor Trust Fund administered by the World Bank. With a potential to benefit…

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Ghana power cuts traced to works on gas pipelines coming from Nigeria

Apr 2, 2019

The intermittent power cuts faced in some parts of Ghana is due to engineering works on pipelines transporting gas between Ghana and Nigeria, Bloomberg has reported, citing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited, Benjamin K. D. Asante. Several parts of the country, including the capital, Accra, have been facing power…

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SA’s Eskom increases electricity price by 14%

Apr 2, 2019

The price of electricity will increase by 14% today, with approved tariff hikes being implemented by Eskom on 1 April. Unfortunately for South Africans, the ever-rising cost of living, exemplified by recent electricity tariff increases, is no April Fools gag. Eskom has been granted permission to charge consumers more for electricity, with the hope that…

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East African States stuck with excess power after building billion-dollar plants

Apr 2, 2019

Over the past decade, countries in East Africa have made multibillion-dollar investments in power generation, to connect more consumers to the grid and spur industrial as well as economic growth. But while investments in power generation projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda have significantly increased their installed capacity, they have also resulted in…

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