Power

Ghanaian Govt to end take or pay policy in energy sector from August

Jul 30, 2019

Ghana’s Minister for Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has hinted that, government will from August this year do away with take or pay policy in the energy sector which is crippling the sector financially. The Minister, described the country’s energy sector as being in a ‘state of emergency’ due to some take or pay power contracts the…

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High voltage cable plant to grow SA’s Eastern Cape economy

Jul 29, 2019

A R135 Million High voltage power cable investment in Port Elizabeth is set to help expand the economy of the Eastern Cape while also bumping up the number of the country’s high-voltage plants to three. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel recently launched the Aberdare Cables high voltage power cables plant. The Minister said the…

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Zimbabweans must brace for higher electricity tariffs – Minister

Jul 29, 2019

Zimbabweans have no choice but to expect higher electricity tariffs if power utility Zesa is to continue to be able to supply the commodity, Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said. Ncube told a Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries forum in Victoria Falls recently that the pain citizens are going through, including high electricity tariffs, is…

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NamPower plans to boost capacity

Jul 29, 2019

Namibia’s power utility NamPower plans to add 220 MW in new electricity capacity by 2023, as the uranium-producing southwest African nation seeks to wean itself off imports, its managing director said on Wednesday. Namibia, which has installed capacity of 606 MW, is a net importer of electricity mainly from neighbouring countries like Zambia and South…

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Transmission project to deliver up to 200MW of geothermal power to Western Kenya

Jul 28, 2019

As reported by The Star in Kenya, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company is in the process of finalising a 300 km high voltage line project from Olkaria, which will facilitate access and transmission of geothermal power to the West of Kenya. It is planned to be completed in March 2020, and then help save the country…

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Kenya’s KETRACO launches landmark Loiyangalani – Suswa transmission project

Jul 27, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) officially launched the Loiyangalani-Suswa transmission infrastructure project at an event graced by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Energy Cabinet Secretary Hon. Charles Keter and Energy Principal Secretary Eng. Joseph Njoroge. Others in attendance senior management led by the Chief Executive Officer, FCPA Fernandes Barasa OGW among other dignitaries.…

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Johannesburg power company hit by ransomware attack

Jul 27, 2019

The company supplying South Africa’s Johannesburg with electricity has been attacked by a ransomware virus. The virus has “encrypted all our databases” representatives of City Power said online. A ransomware virus has hit Johannesburg’s City Power, the electricity supplier for South Africa’s economic hub, company representatives said on Twitter on Thursday. A ransomware attack usually…

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Cameroon, Canada envisage reinforced cooperation on water & energy

Jul 27, 2019

Minister Eloundou Essomba and Ambassador Nathalie O’neil examined investment possibilities in the sector on July 23. Nathalie O’neil, Canadian diplomat who has come to the end of her mission to Yaounde, has disclosed that her country plans to reinforce economic cooperation and trade with the government of Cameroon. The outgoing High Commissioner made the disclosure…

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Ugandan Govt to extend power to rural areas in Nebbi

Jul 26, 2019

For decades, access to electricity in the rural areas of Nebbi District has been problematic, forcing residents to resort to using kerosene lamps and small solar panels. Despite the ongoing government rural electrification programme, four sub-counties in the district have remained without power and frustrating operations of public amenities, including schools and health centres. However,…

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New power plant planned for Beluluane, Mozambique

Jul 26, 2019

The Mozambican government on Tuesday approved the terms and conditions for a gas-fired power station in Beluluane, in Boane district, about 30 kilometres west of Maputo, that could generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity. At the same time facilities will be built in the port of Matola for the handling, storage, re-gasification and export of liquefied…

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