Power

Zimbabwe’s ZESA insists on 30% electricity tariff increase

Apr 1, 2019

Zesa Holdings insists that a 30 percent tariff increase is critical to ensure the country continues to enjoy a steady supply of electricity, as there would be funds to repair the transmission and distribution network while also allowing the firm to purchase inputs such as coal and diesel whose prices have gone up. This is…

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Rwandan energy sector gets $200m boost from Symbion Power

Apr 1, 2019

Rwanda is set to generate extra 56 MegaWatt of electricity after Symbion Power established a $200 million energy plant on the shores of Lake Kivu. According to the agreement signed with government on Friday, the investor will start generating the electricity in the next 14 months. Unlike most infrastructure investments, Symbion Power will not be seeking…

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Sudan PM briefed on efforts of Ministry of Electricity

Apr 1, 2019

The National Prime Minister, Dr. Mohamed Tahir Aila, was  briefed on the efforts of the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity toward the stability of the electricity power supply. This came  when he received Sundayat his office the Minister of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity, Dr. Osman Al-Toam, who said in a press statement…

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Johannesburg looks to sidestep Eskom, buy power From IPP

Mar 28, 2019

Eskom has barred the City of Johannesburg from increasing its energy capacity despite having a licence to purchase power generation from other producers, mayor Herman Mashaba told journalists on Tuesday. Mashaba was speaking at a DA media briefing which party leader Mmusi Maimane held in Johannesburg. Mashaba said the City was issued with a licence…

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AfDB, KfW partner to implement electricity regulatory index for Ivory Coast

Mar 27, 2019

The African Development Bank and KfW Development Bank will be partnering to accelerate implementation of recommendations contained in the 2018 Electricity Regulators Index (ERI) report for Côte d’Ivoire’s energy sector. This partnership arrangement between both institutions was announced during a technical workshop hosted by the African Development Bank in Abidjan on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.…

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East African Community partner states to raise power generation by 2022

Mar 27, 2019

EAST African Community (EAC) partner states are set to generate 7,480megawatts of electricity come 2022. The increase from the 1,083 megawatts that was generated by the six member states last year, will be realised through a $2.5 billion funding by the African Development Bank(AfDB) which is approved through the Regional Integration Strategy for Easter Africa…

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High prices, lack of appropriate infrastructure are barriers to electricity access in Gambia

Mar 27, 2019

High prices and lack of appropriate infrastructure are the main barriers to electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report presented on Wednesday in Banjul by Moussa Blimpo, a World Bank Senior Economist, co-author of the book, with Malcom Cosgrove-Davies a former Energy Practice manager at the same institution, retired in April 2018. According…

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Ghanaian Government aims at 100% power penetration – Minister

Mar 25, 2019

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, says the government is aiming at 100 percent electricity penetration and to also ensure that there is affordability. Currently, about 83 percent of the population have access to power. He added that a lot would be needed to be done to achieve the goal of universal access. He was…

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Kuwait Fund finances power plant in Sudan

Mar 24, 2019

Sudan’s Ministry of Finance signed an agreement for financing of Al-Fula Power Station project in West Kordofan with The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in the amount of KD 25 million. The Minister of State for Finance, Mustafa Hawally , commended the support provided by the KFAED to Sudan and its financial and…

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SRK Consulting prepares screening tool for the Southern African Power Pool

Mar 24, 2019

South African mining consultancy SRK Consulting has compiled and Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) that is being utilised to help increase the speed and efficiency in electricity projects across the region of Southern Africa. Specifically, the framework accelerates the screening process prior to commencing a project. Reports in recent years have indicated that Africa…

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