Power

Eskom provides loadshedding update

Mar 7, 2019

South African state-owned power utility Eskom has this morning announced that there is a high risk of rotational loadshedding and will be implemented if “absolutely necessary”. “We continue to encourage residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist…

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Globeleq works with partners to expand Azito plant in Côte d’Ivoire

Mar 7, 2019

Globeleq, a leading independent power producer in Africa, and IPS (West Africa) a company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, have announced its subsidiary, Azito Energie SA, has signed an amended Concession Agreement with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to add 250 MW to the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan.…

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Liberia’s LEC to connect 102,000 new customers to national grid

Mar 7, 2019

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has begun new connection of 102,000 households to the national grid to increase reliable access to affordable electricity throughout the country in the quickest, most prudent and sustainable manner. This initiative, which falls within the18-month plan of LEC, will include the Monrovia Consolidation, Kakata Corridor and the Monrovia-Bomi Corridor. Speaking…

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AfDB moves to provide continuous electricity supply to 1 million households in East Africa

Mar 6, 2019

From Kenya to Tanzania, from Uganda to Ethiopia, the familiar sound of petrol and diesel generators is about to disappear from the daily lives of millions of Africans. These East Africa countries have faced regular major power cuts since the early 2000s. But this is about to change; inhabitants of these countries are on the…

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22,000 Ugandan district households to get access to electricity

Mar 5, 2019

At least 22,822 households in Nakasongola District are set to benefit from the rural electricity programme following its commissioning last week. Government through the Rural Electrification Agency (ERA) contracted Mohan Energy Corporation Private Ltd and EMC Ltd to distribute 271kms of medium voltage line and 142kms of low voltage power line through eight sub-counties. These…

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Conco Namibia loses N$600m substations tender battle

Mar 5, 2019

The bid evaluation committee of the Central Procurement Board (CPB) says awarding a tender to construct the new 400kv Kunene-Omatando substations to Conco Namibia by NamPower poses significant risks that could result in substandard work. This revelation is contained in the evaluation committee’s report on the examination and evaluation of the bid. Conco Namibia is…

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Kenya’s KETRACO in new bid to improve city power supply

Mar 4, 2019

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has commissioned the construction of a new power line that will offer an alternative path for power into the Nairobi Metropolitan region. The Nairobi Ring Associated Sub-stations project involves the construction of four sub-stations to increase transformation capacity and removing load from the existing overloaded substations. INVESTORS The project,…

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Meralco led PDS promises to ensure efficient and reliable electricity supply in Ghana

Mar 2, 2019

The Power Distribution Services Ghana Limited, which is led by Meralco, a Filipino Electricity Company, has officially taken over the operations and management of the Electricity Company of Ghana, after being presented with documents covering the transfer by officials of Government of Ghana on Wednesday, 27th February 2019. This was at a brief but colourful…

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Gambia’s President lays foundation stone for OMVG substation

Feb 26, 2019

The Gambia River Basin Development Organisation’s (OMVG) Energy Project’s Interconnection Component which will house a Substation in Jarra Soma, Lower River Region, is set to address electricity problems in the country. Speaking at the official ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone to mark the commencement of construction works of the aforementioned substation on…

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Malawi’s Egenco certain of continued power sufficiency after the rains

Feb 26, 2019

The Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) has assured Malawians of continued sufficient power production even after the current rainy season comes to an end. The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Liyambuya, revealed this to Malawi News Agency attributing the positive outlook to a number of interventions being undertaken in the various power production plants as…

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