Power

Xsabo Group set to boost Uganda’s electricity sector

Jan 23, 2019

Xsabo Group plans to invest US$200million in the generation of solar power to supply to the national grid, according to its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, David Alobo. Alobo, who on Jan. 10, together with President Yoweri Museveni and Vice President, Edward Ssekandi, unveiled the first 20MW solar plant in Kabulasoke in Gomba District…

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Small thermal plants hold promise for Africa’s economies

Jan 21, 2019

Small-scale power generation plants driven by hydrocarbon sources and biomass are still likely to play a valuable part in rolling out electricity in regions of Africa unserved by grid power and where renewable resources are insufficient to sustain a reliable energy supply. According to Chris Dalgliesh, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting’s Cape…

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Coal suppliers & IPPs influence Eskom’s request for tariff increase

Jan 21, 2019

Eskom focused on coal and independent power producers (IPPs) in its presentation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings in Durban, on Thursday. A series of public hearings are being held across the country, allowing the power utility to explain reasons for its Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for year 5…

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PURC asks Ghanaians to disregard 60% increment in electricity tariffs speculation

Jan 21, 2019

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has called on Ghanaians to disregard the speculation of 60 per cent increment in electricity tariffs in a section of the media. It said although Ghanaians should expect a review of utilities tariffs on February 1, the commission has not concluded on whether consumers of water and electricity were…

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80 Liberians undertake power sector training in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2019

As part of efforts geared towards developing human capital in the West African power sector, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), has commenced training of 80 electricity workers from the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC) on power generation, distribution and transmission. The four-week programme organised by the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and funded…

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Kenya Power, regulator jostle over control of new electricity plants

Jan 19, 2019

Two key players in the country’s power sector are embroiled in a tug of war over the control of the sector that could affect planned projects as well as have major repercussions on the industry. This is as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Kenya Power fight over who should have the final say in…

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South Africa’s NERSA cancels public hearings

Jan 19, 2019

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has cancelled public hearings scheduled to take place in Kimberley and Polokwane on 21 and 31 January 2019 respectively, due to the low public interest to present at the hearings. NERSA is conducting public hearings on Eskom’s MYPD3 RCA Year 5 (2017/18) application and MYPD4 revenue application…

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New electricity interconnection line to be activated between Egypt, Sudan

Jan 18, 2019

According to Egypt’s minister of electricity and renewable energy, Mohamed Shaker, a new electricity interconnection line with Sudan will be activated this coming February. An Indian multi-national construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), recently completed the construction of all the electricity pylons used, Gamal Abdel-Rahim, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, told Al-Ahram…

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Angola, UAE sign energy and waters agreement

Jan 17, 2019

The authorities of Angola and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last Monday signed three agreements in the domain of production, transportation and supply of electric power and drinkable water. The memoranda of understanding were signed by the Angolan minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges, and UAE’s Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, on the…

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Uganda to sanction power distributor

Jan 16, 2019

Uganda aims to impose financial penalties from March, on its sole power distributor, Umeme Limited, for any frequent and prolonged supply outages, the regulator said. The public has long complained about high tariffs and long power cuts, while unreliable supplies add extra costs to businesses, which often run costly stand-by generators to keep operations going…

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