Southern African electricity users to pay more for energy

Feb 20, 2020

Southern African electricity users will pay more under plans by regional energy regulators to let their utilities charge tariffs that reflect costs and create funds to increase power generation. There have been concerns that as governments tried to cushion their citizens, power utilities have been left to contend with tariffs that are too low for…

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Kenya Power in court to save Sh4.3 bn contract

Feb 20, 2020

Kenya Power has gone to court to challenge the cancellation of a Sh4.3 billion tender, setting stage for another round of tussle over plans to connect 300,000 Kenyans in rural areas. In a case filed before the High Court, Kenya Power said claims by local contractors that they were discriminated against in favour of foreign…

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Namibia’s ECB sees total revenue increase by 3.6%

Feb 18, 2020

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) of Namibia recorded an increase in total revenue of 3.6% from N$86.3 million from the previous financial year to N$89.4 million for the 2018/2019 financial year. ECB’s main source of revenue is derived from levies which accounted for N$83.1 million in the total revenue figure while the remaining N$6.3 million…

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Congo’s power supply increases by 30% due to new gas turbine by ENI

Feb 18, 2020

In Congo, the installed capacity of the Congo Electric Power Station (CEC) has been increased by 50%, from 300 MW to 450 MW. A new gas turbine has just been installed by the Italian energy specialist ENI in the south-eastern suburbs of Pointe-Noire, in Côte Matève. This new production unit will improve energy supply and…

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Sweden to spend $1bn on electrifying the Dembos region in Angola

Feb 18, 2020

The Kingdom of Sweden will allocate $ 1 billion to Angola for the electrification of the Dembos region. In this part of the province of Bengo, 22,000 people will have access to electricity thanks to this funding. This initiative will be implemented in two years. It will particularly target the municipalities of Dembos, Bula Atumba,…

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Tanzania leads the way in terms of rural electrification in Africa

Feb 17, 2020

Rural electrification, a programme being implemented through Rural Energy Agency (REA), has yielded sub- stantial achievements, placing Tanzania in the top slot in the African continent, it has been stated. The revelation was made yesterday by Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani, while addressing Masasi District defence and security committee members during his official visit…

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Diesel generator sets to power Bangui in CAR

Feb 16, 2020

A project undertaken by a Tunisian-based EPC is set to remedy the electricity problems in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR). The project is funded by the Saudi Development Fund (FSD) under the umbrella of the CAR Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, and contracted to TRAGADEL in Tunis. The project…

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$2bn power plant set for Benguela, Angola

Feb 16, 2020

Angola will receive $2 billion from South Korea for the construction of a power plant in the southern province of Benguela as a result of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last Thursday. The Africa-Korea Economic Development Association (AKEDA) and Angola’s National Agency for Private Investment and Export Promotion signed the MoU. The deal is…

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Ghana’s $1bn eurobond to restructure electricity buyback contracts

Feb 15, 2020

Ghana plans to levy $ 1 billion from the latest eurobond raised for the restructuring of obligations contracted with independent energy producers. This was affirmed by Ken Ofori-Atta (photo), the Minister of Finance. “We will put around $ 1 billion obtained from the eurobond, to see to what extent we can solve the problems encountered…

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Additional renewable energy capacity to end load shedding in SA soon – President

Feb 14, 2020

South Africa will soon acquire additional renewable energy capacities to resolve its energy deficit. This announcement was made by Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic. The latter also announced that measures would be quickly taken by the country to increase its energy capacity independently of Eskom, the national electric company which supplies more than…

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