Power

AfDB, KfW partner to implement electricity regulatory index for Ivory Coast

Mar 27, 2019

The African Development Bank and KfW Development Bank will be partnering to accelerate implementation of recommendations contained in the 2018 Electricity Regulators Index (ERI) report for Côte d’Ivoire’s energy sector. This partnership arrangement between both institutions was announced during a technical workshop hosted by the African Development Bank in Abidjan on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.…

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East African Community partner states to raise power generation by 2022

Mar 27, 2019

EAST African Community (EAC) partner states are set to generate 7,480megawatts of electricity come 2022. The increase from the 1,083 megawatts that was generated by the six member states last year, will be realised through a $2.5 billion funding by the African Development Bank(AfDB) which is approved through the Regional Integration Strategy for Easter Africa…

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High prices, lack of appropriate infrastructure are barriers to electricity access in Gambia

Mar 27, 2019

High prices and lack of appropriate infrastructure are the main barriers to electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report presented on Wednesday in Banjul by Moussa Blimpo, a World Bank Senior Economist, co-author of the book, with Malcom Cosgrove-Davies a former Energy Practice manager at the same institution, retired in April 2018. According…

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Ghanaian Government aims at 100% power penetration – Minister

Mar 25, 2019

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, says the government is aiming at 100 percent electricity penetration and to also ensure that there is affordability. Currently, about 83 percent of the population have access to power. He added that a lot would be needed to be done to achieve the goal of universal access. He was…

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Kuwait Fund finances power plant in Sudan

Mar 24, 2019

Sudan’s Ministry of Finance signed an agreement for financing of Al-Fula Power Station project in West Kordofan with The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in the amount of KD 25 million. The Minister of State for Finance, Mustafa Hawally , commended the support provided by the KFAED to Sudan and its financial and…

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SRK Consulting prepares screening tool for the Southern African Power Pool

Mar 24, 2019

South African mining consultancy SRK Consulting has compiled and Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) that is being utilised to help increase the speed and efficiency in electricity projects across the region of Southern Africa. Specifically, the framework accelerates the screening process prior to commencing a project. Reports in recent years have indicated that Africa…

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BRICS bank to lend $780m to South African power utility Eskom

Mar 23, 2019

The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as $780 million to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing South African power utility battles to keep power supply steady. Eskom, which on Wednesday entered a seventh day of controlled power cuts, is contending with operational and financial challenges, threatening…

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Tech advancements revive Namibia’s Kudu gas to power project

Mar 23, 2019

The Kudu Gas to Power project, which has in the past been hailed as the answer to Namibia’s electricity woes, has seen a revival by BW Kudu Limited, who says recent technological advancements as well as a consistent market for reliable economic energy makes the electricity project viable. BW Kudu Ltd, a subsidiary of BW…

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Liberia’s LEC apologizes to customers for load shedding

Mar 22, 2019

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has issued a statement of apology to its customers for the Load Shedding (rolling brown outs) which they are currently experiencing. The LEC said over the last 15 months the improved stability and reliability of the LEC’s generation and distribution network has led to an overall increased reliance on LEC…

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World Bank grants $66m to Gambia to help fix electricity transmission problems

Mar 20, 2019

The World Bank yesterday approved a $66 million grant to the Gambia government to support the access grid and electricity transmissions in the rural setting of the country under the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project. The signing ceremony was held at the ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs complex in Banjul and signed by Mamburay…

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