Power

Atlantic Bank to fund Angola’s national energy sector

Jun 13, 2019

Angolan Millennium Atlântico Bank is promoting, along with the Aenergy and other international operators, the new forms to fund relevant projects in the Angolan energy sector, Angop has learnt. The initiative stems from the global energy meeting, “Africa Energy Forum”, underway this week in Lisbon (Portugal), said the source on Wednesday. The meeting, which is…

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Power outage to increase due to continued clashes in Tripoli – GECOL

Jun 12, 2019

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said Sunday, that the clashes in the southern parts of the capital have forced the company to resort to the load shedding system and obstructed the maintenance plans in some generation units. GECOL clarified in a statement that many of its staff were unable to perform their work,…

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Zimbabwe pins hopes on Eskom to solve electricity issues

Jun 11, 2019

Zimbabwe still plans to engage with SA power utility Eskom in an effort to boost electricity imports despite the board of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) being fired last week for ‘incompetence’. Zesa is the holding company of electricity distributor ZETDC and electricity generator ZPC. Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding in mid-May due to…

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Chinese built power project to energize 300,000 Angolan homes

Jun 10, 2019

A power project in Angola undertaken by Chinese firm is expected to provide electricity to 300,000 households and benefit more than 2.5 million people. The handover ceremony of the Belo Monte substation in the electrification and household connection project in Luanda, Angola, contracted by a Chinese enterprise, was held on Wednesday in Cacuaco, Luanda province.…

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New Fortress to develop LNG-to-power infrastructure in Angola

Jun 9, 2019

New Fortress Energy LLC (NASDAQ:NFE) (“New Fortress” or the “Company”) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Angolan Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Finance for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to supply natural gas to Angola…

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Kenya’s REREC wants court to set aside orders on power poles

Jun 5, 2019

Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec) now wants the High Court to set aside orders obtained by a supplier of electricity transmission poles, blocking the return of over 50,000 poles alleged to be substandard. Through lawyer Dennis Mosota, the corporation, formerly known as REA, argued that the orders obtained by Inter Tropical Timber Trading…

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Uganda imports electricity despite surplus

Jun 4, 2019

With the water dripping power Uganda currently possesses in generation capacity and the crumble like demand from the public, she still imports electricity from Kenya. With over 1,171MW of generation capacity and only 600MW of peak demand, a report by Electricity Regulatory Authority, (ERA) indicates that Uganda, through the Electricity transmission company still imports power.…

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Zimbabwe’s Zesa engages Eskom over debt

Jun 4, 2019

Power utility Zesa Holdings will this week head to South Africa for crunch talks with fellow electricity supplier, Eskom, over a payment plan relating to a US$33 million debt for power imports. This comes as Zimbabwe is facing debilitating power shortages, which have prompted crippling cuts, due to reduced generation at Kariba Dam on concerns…

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Zimbabwe’s Govt says idle power producers to lose licences

Jun 3, 2019

Over 30 independent power producers (IPPs) with licences to generate up to 5 000MW, stare the prospect of losing the licences for continuously failing to resume operations, at a time the country is contending with acute electricity shortages. This comes as Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi last Friday assured productive sectors of the…

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Kenya tops East Africa in access to mains electricity

Jun 3, 2019

Kenya leads all its East African neighbours in deepening access to electricity by a wide margin according to a recent report by the World Bank. The country was also listed among the top performers in expanding access to power in the period between 2010 and 2017 ranking together with bigger economies such as India. At…

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