Power

Siemens completes extension of Toshka substation, paves way for Egypt-Sudan interconnection project

Feb 19, 2019

Siemens today announced it has completed building and connecting the extension of Toshka substation in Egypt, in record time of three months, for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). This paves the way for the realization of the Egypt-Sudan Electric Interconnection project. The new 220 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated substation (AIS) will dispatch around 400 megawatts…

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Africa50 announces plans to invest in Madagascar’s power sector

Feb 18, 2019

At the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, announced that it will support power generation projects in Madagascar, one of its shareholder countries. During an audience with His Excellency Andry Rajoelina, President of Madagascar, the Chief Executive Officer, Alain Ebobissé assured him of Africa50’s commitment to support the country’s efforts…

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KenGen may raise funds from Kenya’s first green bond

Feb 18, 2019

THE Kenya Electricity Generating Company plans to raise funds from the market later this year and may opt to issue the country’s first green bond, its chief executive said. KenGen has a 1,631 megawatt annual capacity and supplies 70 per cent of the East African nation’s electricity. Private investors hold 30 per cent of the…

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Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar residents to face power cuts

Feb 18, 2019

Residents of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar will face power outage due to maintenance activities of three power generation machines at Ubungo II and Songas stations. The exercise will go together with the installation of a 300 MVA transformer at Ubungo power generation station to increase power supply capacity in order to meet increased demand.…

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Africa50 to finance Rep. of Congo power plant

Feb 18, 2019

During the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of the Republic of Congo to structure and mobilize financing for the expansion of one of its gas-fired power plants, the Centrale Électrique du Congo. The project entails expanding the plant’s capacity from the…

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Kenya Power looks to improve customer service delivery

Feb 17, 2019

With efforts to improve customer service delivery, Kenya Power is running a two-day Customer Open Day in Eldoret town, which kicked off yesterday. The event is expected to benefit customers within the North Rift region. It is one of the several initiatives the Company has undertaken to enhance engagement with customers with the overall objective…

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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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