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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Cameroon will reimburse electricity firm Eneo a first tranche of FCFA 45bn

Feb 14, 2020

A veil has just been lifted over the outcome of negotiations conducted for several months between the State of Cameroon, Eneo and its suppliers over the liquidity crisis that is hitting the electricity sector . “  As part of the consultations led by the Prime Minister, we must welcome the decision of the State of…

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DRC signs infrastructure agreement with GE to accelerate energy access

Feb 14, 2020

A 3-year infrastructure agreement, signed between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and General Electric (GE), seeks to accelerate the economic and social development of the country. The Government of the DRC and GE announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects enabling the increase in the…

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Fire damages 1.7MW power plant in Banyo, northern Cameroon

Feb 13, 2020

The thermal power plant with a capacity of 1.7 MW, which supplies electrical energy to the populations of Banyo and its surroundings, in the Adamawa region, suffered a fire on February 9, 2020, revealed the regional weekly L’oeil du Sahel . According to the same source, the fire put out of use two of the…

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SA approves new standards for embedded generation

Feb 12, 2020

Owners of small commercial and embedded generation, such as roof-top solar power systems, in South Africa now have clearer guidelines for connecting to the distribution grid. The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has approved new standards developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and written with help from PEC Engineers, a…

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Madagascar’s Jirama announces that it has paid 75% of its arrears to its suppliers

Feb 11, 2020

In Madagascar, the national electricity and water company, Jirama, has announced that it has paid 75% of its accumulated debts to its suppliers. “It is the accumulated debts that have been paid. Current debts will be paid when due. So we still have to resolve the remaining 25% of debt , ” said Solo Andiamanampisoa,…

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