Financial close reached for the expansion of the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast

Jan 22, 2020

Independent power producer Globeleq and IPS (West Africa), a company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, announced that their subsidiary, Azito Energie SA has reached financial close on its 253MW expansion of the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan. The existing power plant currently generates 460MW and plays an important part…

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Chinese company wins Sh746m Kenya Power meters tender

Jan 21, 2020

Chinese firm Shenzhen Star Instruments Company has won a Sh746.2 million tender to supply single phase prepayment meters to Kenya Power.. The electricity distributor reveals in the tender awards that the Chinese company, with local directors, will deliver the meters as the utility firm continues connecting more people to the grid. Electricity sales revenue for…

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Hwange thermal power station back on Zimbabwe’s grid following floods

Jan 21, 2020

Heavy rains that hit Hwange at the weekend knocked out Hwange Thermal Power Station when the coal got wet, but two 120 megawatt units were back up yesterday with a third expected to be on the grid by last night, giving 360MW. Hwange emerged as the worst affected by the weekend storms, with blocked drains…

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South Sudan to complete Juba power grid by end of Q1 2020

Jan 20, 2020

The Ministry of Energy and Dams is currently working on the rollout of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of Juba grid project; $289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will provide 100 megawatts when fully completed. The plant is already active; The government…

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Consortium wins contract for the construction of the Agadez hybrid power plant, Niger

Jan 18, 2020

The contract for the construction of the Agadez hybrid solar / diesel power plant was awarded to a group of companies made up of the French Vergnet, Sterling and Wilson, and SNS, learned Niamey and both days . The consortium has won this market against six French and international competitors, we learned. Financed by the…

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Low rainfall hampers power generation in Namibia

Jan 17, 2020

Local electricity generation decreased last year mainly as a result of inadequate water inflow into the Ruacana hydropower plant. This was due to poor rainfall received between January and March 2019 in both northern Namibia and southern Angola, compared to the same period in 2018. The hydropower plant requires consistent supply of large volumes of…

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Interim chair appointed at Eskom

Jan 17, 2020

Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba has been appointed as interim chairman of the Eskom board following the recent resignation of Jabu Mabuza. Professor Makgoba is a leading scientist and academic who joined the Eskom Board as a non-executive director in 2018. He is the independent lead director. The Public Enterprises Ministry said Makgoba’s appointment as interim…

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Kenya Power doubles down on illegal connections in Nairobi settlements

Jan 17, 2020

Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal connections and curb theft of electricity. The campaign which began Thursday, at Imara Daima Estate in Nairobi, was jointly conducted by Kenya Power staff and security agencies including the police and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers. The crackdown comes about two months…

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Mozambique’s EDM working to restore Cabo Delgado electricity supply

Jan 16, 2020

Electricity could be restored to the northern districts of Cabo Delgado province by next Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for Mozambique’s publicly owned electricity company, EDM, cited in Thursday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”. Power to the districts of Muidumbe, Nangade, Mueda, Mocimboa da Praia and Palma was cut on Monday when flooding on…

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Siemens signs €250m deal with Ghana to upgrade electricity infrastructure

Jan 16, 2020

The Government of Ghana, on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020, received, as part of Germany’s Compact with Africa programme, €250 million from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to upgrade and expand the country’s electricity transmission infrastructure. A Memorandum of Understanding, to this effect, was signed at Jubilee House, by Mr. Jonathan Amoako-Baah, CEO…

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