Power

Kenya’s KETRACO in new bid to improve city power supply

Mar 4, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has commissioned the construction of a new power line that will offer an alternative path for power into the Nairobi Metropolitan region. The Nairobi Ring Associated Sub-stations project involves the construction of four sub-stations to increase transformation capacity and removing load from the existing overloaded substations. INVESTORS The project,…

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Meralco led PDS promises to ensure efficient and reliable electricity supply in Ghana

Mar 2, 2019

The Power Distribution Services Ghana Limited, which is led by Meralco, a Filipino Electricity Company, has officially taken over the operations and management of the Electricity Company of Ghana, after being presented with documents covering the transfer by officials of Government of Ghana on Wednesday, 27th February 2019. This was at a brief but colourful…

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Gambia’s President lays foundation stone for OMVG substation

Feb 26, 2019

The Gambia River Basin Development Organisation’s (OMVG) Energy Project’s Interconnection Component which will house a Substation in Jarra Soma, Lower River Region, is set to address electricity problems in the country. Speaking at the official ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone to mark the commencement of construction works of the aforementioned substation on…

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Malawi’s Egenco certain of continued power sufficiency after the rains

Feb 26, 2019

The Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) has assured Malawians of continued sufficient power production even after the current rainy season comes to an end. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Liyambuya, revealed this to Malawi News Agency attributing the positive outlook to a number of interventions being undertaken in the various power production plants as…

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Egypt’s electricity ministry signs agreement with Beijing-based GEIDCO

Feb 26, 2019

The Egyptian electricity sector signed a memorandum of understanding and a cooperation agreement with the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation (GEIDCO), said Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker. Shaker added that the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company has become a member of the GEIDCO. This came during his participation in the 14th ministerial meeting of the East…

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Egypt keen on boosting African integration through electricity – Minister

Feb 25, 2019

February 2019: Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker asserted that Egypt is keen on boosting African integration in light of its presidency of the African Union in 2019. According to a statement by the Ministry of Electricity on Thursday, Shaker expressed this in his address to the 14th ministerial meeting of the Eastern Africa Power Pool…

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East Africa must upgrade to ease power trade – Ugandan energy minister

Feb 25, 2019

Countries within the East African Power Pool must upgrade and harmonise their systems to allow electricity cross trading. Speaking during the 26th steering committee meeting in Entebbe last week, Energy State Minister Simon D’Ujanga, said there is need to upgrade and harmonise the national scadar system of the East African Power Pool to allow regional…

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Rural power supply lights up Teso, Uganda

Feb 23, 2019

With majority of schools and health centres in rural areas in Teso Sub-region operating without electricity, government rolled out the rural electrification programme across the country to ease service delivery. In 2015, through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), several government and private facilities in the sub-region have benefited but users have called for a reduction…

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VRA debt will not stop power supply in Ghana – Ghana Gas

Feb 20, 2019

The Volta River Authority (VRA) owes the Ghana Gas Company Limited an amount of US$ 735 million. The debt was incurred as a result of the VRA’s inability to pay for gas supply to power its power terminal plant. The development, according to the Ghana Gas Company, is affecting its finances. Speaking in an interview…

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Poor power demand dims low tariff hope for Kenyans

Feb 20, 2019

Kenya’s quest for cheaper power tariffs may remain a fanciful dream, sector players have said, pointing fingers at subdued demand due to delays by the State in implementing mega projects in the country. Sluggish take-off of key projects such as Konza City and Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) have left peak demand at below 1,860…

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