Zambezi inflows to Kariba Dam to ease Zimbabwe power cuts

Feb 10, 2020

In a development likely to light the spirits and hopes of nation long plagued by crippling power cuts, latest official data shows water flows along Zambezi River, towards Kariba Dam, has picked up considerably. Kariba Dam hosts Zimbabwe’s largest power station, the 1 050 megawatts Kariba South hydro power plant, which is generating power at…

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Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister sets aside $8.5bn for energy

Feb 9, 2020

Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube says he has set aside $8 billion which will go towards the importation of energy among a raft of measures he has taken to stabilise the economy. In a video recording done by the Information Ministry, Ncube said a huge chunk of money had been set aside to address the current…

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28MW of electricity available on the CHAN 2020 and CAN 2021 sites in Cameroon – Eneo

Feb 9, 2020

Three months before the start of the African Football Nations Championship in Cameroon, Eneo, the concessionaire of the public electricity service in the country, claims to have already built and commissioned more than 90% of the works requested by public authorities. These works were built not only on the sites that will host the CHAN…

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World Bank provides funding to boost Lesotho’s efforts to improve electricity access

Feb 8, 2020

Thousands of Basotho living in rural and peri-urban areas will have better access to reliable and affordable electricity as a result of $40 million in new financing from the International Development Association (IDA)* and an additional $12.9 million from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) for the country’s energy sector. The Lesotho Renewable Energy…

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Karpowership proposes to reduce the energy deficit in South Africa

Feb 8, 2020

Turkish supplier of energy solutions that extra Karpowership g è re floating power plant is proposed to come to the rescue of South Africa. It could supply, he said, a few floating power plants capable of helping the country to quickly cope with the energy deficit it is currently experiencing. “We submitted a proposal to…

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South Africa’s stage 2 load shedding set to continue

Feb 7, 2020

Eskom says Stage 2 rotational load shedding will continue today and tomorrow, with a high probability over the weekend. Eskom on Thursday said there is a shortage of capacity and a higher demand for electricity. “The probability of load shedding remains high for the weekend. Eskom will continue to provide regular updates,” the company said…

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Morocco became a net exporter of electricity in 2019

Feb 7, 2020

Morocco materialized in 2019, its ambition to become a net exporter of electricity. The country has, in fact, imported 149 million dirhams ($ 15 million) of electricity against an export of 570 million dirhams ($ 59 million). Spain was the main destination for these energy exports. The kingdom’s energy imports therefore fell by 93.5% compared to the…

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Azito combined cycle power plant set to add 253MW to Ivory Coast’s power grid

Feb 7, 2020

Azito Energie has selected GE to provide gas turbine technology and services for its Azito phase IV combined-cycle power plant in the Yopougon district of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. Under the contract, GE will supply its GT13E2 gas turbine in combined-cycle configuration, one heat recovery steam generator, one steam turbine generator, condenser and associated systems…

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Namibian power producer targets South African market

Feb 5, 2020

Independent power producer Arandis Power is targeting the South African power market by offering that country’s state power utility Eskom 120-megawatts. The offer comes after South Africa made a Request for Information (RFI) that was issued on 13 December 2019 by the department of mineral resources and energy in respect of a ‘Risk Mitigation Power…

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Low rainfall deepens Zimbabwe’s power problems

Feb 5, 2020

The power supply situation in Zimbabwe remains constrained as government was still failing to improve the situation, cabinet has said. Zimbabwe has been facing electricity blackouts for almost a full year. Speaking at a post-cabinet media briefing on Tuesday, Minister of Information Monica Mutsvangwa said power shortages remain because of low rainfall. “Cabinet noted that…

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