Power

Zimbabwe’s REA completes 90 rural electrification projects in Masvingo

Feb 16, 2019

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has completed nearly 90 projects across Masvingo Province over the past two years as the parastatal intensifies the drive to ensure power is accessible to remote parts of the country. Among institutions and projects connected to power in Masvingo are schools, clinics and irrigation schemes. A statement from Masvingo Provincial…

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Liberia’s LEC resumes Monrovia-Bomi Corridor power project

Feb 15, 2019

Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) say work on the World Bank funded Monrovia-Bomi Corridor/Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project-Additional Financing (LACEEP-AF) has resumed following the issuance of the Environmental Social Impact Assessment Permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to an LEC press release, the project was suspended last year, after the donor…

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Turkey expresses interest in Cameroon’s energy sector

Feb 14, 2019

Investors in the Republic of Turkey are interested in Cameroon’s energy sector, particularly in production and distribution of electricity, the country’s Ambassador to Cameroon, Ayse Sarac has disclosed. She made the disclosure during a courtesy visit she paid the Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba in Yaounde on February 7, 2019. During…

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Afienya district tops illegal power theft in Ghanaian region

Feb 13, 2019

Afienya District has topped the list of illegal connections in the Tema Regional Office of the Electricity of Ghana (ECG). The district takes over from Tema New Town which was in the lead until recently. The Revenue Protection Manager, Mrs Zita Kyei-Gyamfi who disclosed this to reporters described the area as a developing one with…

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Power outage causes water supply shortage in Uganda’s capital

Feb 11, 2019

A power outage at Ggaba Water Works has caused a water supply hitch in an around Kampala city. According to a notice by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), a team from Umeme Ltd, has been dispatched to fix the problem. “The hiccup is going to affect the network drastically. Please store water that…

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Kenya-Tanzania joint power project ramps up

Feb 11, 2019

The Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project has been divided into several lots, with contractors on the Tanzanian side committing to set up a 510km 400kv transmission line and accompanying substations in order to meet the 2020 completion deadline. The project is being implemented by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) through a $258.82 million loan from…

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South Africa’s president confirms Eskom will be broken into 3 entities

Feb 11, 2019

During his state of the nation address (SONA), the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa finally addressed the elephant in the room – that is the unbundling of Eskom. In his speech, Ramaphosa confirmed that government will start a process of splitting the power utility into three units namely: generation, transmission and distribution. These three separate…

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Monthly charges hit Kenya’s new power billing system

Feb 10, 2019

Your next electricity bill now depends on your average consumption over the last three months, according to tariff adjustment being effected by Kenya Power. Depending on usage over the period, you may either be moved up or down the two tariffs comprising lifeline or domestic. The classes, which saw electricity consumers automatically moved to higher…

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Kenya Power yet to find files in bogus transformers case

Feb 10, 2019

Kenya Power is yet to recover three missing tender documents in the procurement of defective transformers valued at over Sh4.5 billion, a Milimani court in Nairobi was told on Thursday. The Energy Regulatory Commission lists the documents — a tender evaluation report, a budget approval and a negotiation report — as the basic evidence in…

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Sudan may remain in darkness for a bit longer

Feb 9, 2019

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has postponed the first phase of 100MW electricity interconnection project with Sudan to March of this year. Egypt’s ministry of electricity and renewable energy confirmed the reports and said that the decision to postpone came as a result of a delay in the implementation of the project by an Indian…

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