Power

LEC’s management to appear before Liberia’s House of Reps

Mar 24, 2020

The management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is expected to appear before the House of Representatives today, March 24, to explain reasons behind spontaneous fire incidents on light poles across Monrovia and its surroundings. The management will also be grilled on its refusal to connect some of its customers who have registered and its…

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Eskom wants to source from other electricity producers in SA

Mar 24, 2020

In South Africa, Eskom, the national electricity company, intends to buy the surplus electricity from the country’s power plants. According to experts, this offer is proof that the company doubts its ability to meet short-term electricity demand based solely on the production of its own power plants. Eskom produces almost 90% of the electricity consumed…

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Tanzania currently leads Africa in rural electrification – Minister

Mar 24, 2020

TANZANIA’s 73.4 per cent of the villages are now electrified, making the country excel on the continent with its largest population being able to access reliable and affordable power supply, according to Minister for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani. Announcing new measures targeting to electrify every village, suburb, town and city, the minister said Nigeria and…

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Gabon’s SEEG halves the “non-standard” connection time to the electricity grid

Mar 24, 2020

In Gabon, the Energy and Water Company (SEEG) has started to modify the procedure for non-standard connection to the electricity network. The objective of these modifications is to reduce connection times, while reducing the procedure. For illustration, the new provisions allow the customer to obtain a quote in 7 days, once his request is fulfilled.…

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Angola’s Cuito thermal power station working on an experimental basis

Mar 23, 2020

The new 20-megawatt thermal power located in Cuito, central Bié province, has been working on an experimental basis since February 2020, according to director of Provincial Office of Infrastructure and Technical Services. Abel Guerra told a press conference on Friday that the new plant, installed in Caluapanda neighborhood, provide the province’s capital with electricity and…

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Bouygues group chosen to build power transmission line for the Nachtigal project in Cameroon

Mar 22, 2020

For the past few weeks, Bouygues Énergies et Services, a subsidiary of the diversified French group Bouygues, has been carrying out construction work on the electric power transmission line (225 kV) to be produced by the Nachtigal hydroelectric dam (420 MW), learned Investing in Cameroon by consulting the newsletter of the Nachtigal Hydro-Power Company (NHPC),…

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Mozambique’s EDM working to repair sabotaged pylons

Mar 22, 2020

A team from Mozambique’s publicly-owned electricity company, EDM, has been working since Sunday to repair the high voltage transmission line from Ressano Garcia, on the South African border, to the Maputo suburb of Infulene. The line was sabotaged on Sunday by so far unidentified vandals. The Ressano Garcia-Infulene line is the back-up in the event…

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South Africa’s power system remains constrained

Mar 22, 2020

As the power generation system remains constrained and vulnerable, the possibility of load shedding still remains, says Eskom. “During peak hours we are utilising emergency generation reserves to supplement supply, and [we] may have to implement load shedding at short notice should the power generation system deteriorate,” said the power utility in a statement on…

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Keetmanshoop, Namibia, reduces electricity tariffs for the poor

Mar 20, 2020

The Keetmanshoop Municipality has introduced a residential social responsibility tariff of up to 15 ampere for low-income residents. Social responsibility social tariffs (SRTs) protect vulnerable groups from paying high electricity rates. The municipality’s chief executive, Desmond Basson, made the announcement at a press conference held at the council’s chambers on Tuesday. He said the council…

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MCA-Liberia hires Tata Power to strengthen LEC’s technical capacity

Mar 19, 2020

In a bid to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has hired master trainers from Tata Power to provide on-the-job training to at least 100 technical and non-technical staff of the utility. Tata Power is part of a 150-year-old Tata Group of Companies, which is based…

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