Ivory Coast Govt targets 80% electrification rate by end of 2020

Jun 23, 2020

80% of Ivorians will have access to electricity at the end of the current year according to government forecasts. This will mainly be possible thanks to the Electricity for All program which has already enabled 290,000 households to be connected to the national electricity network from $ 1.71. Côte d’Ivoire aims to reach an electrification…

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Cameroon highlights power lines recording the most interruptions in Q1 2020

Jun 23, 2020

Power outages are still a recurring problem in Cameroon, as this report from Eneo shows. The country’s leading electrical operator ranked the lines with the most power outages in the first quarter of the year. The Mbouda – Dschang line suffered the most cuts, followed by that of Biyem-Assi – Obili in Yaoundé, then that…

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Egyptian firm Globaltronics to receive $10m from IFC to improve energy efficiency

Jun 23, 2020

The Egyptian supplier of electric energy meters, Globaltronics, will obtain an investment of $ 10 million from the International Finance Corporation. In addition to marketing its meters in the country, it will finance the construction of a new factory in Saudi Arabia. Globaltronics will obtain from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) an investment of up…

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Chad urges Nigeria to provide electricity supply

Jun 22, 2020

The government of Chad Republic has formally requested the Nigerian government to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid. The request was presented by the Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi during a working visit to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in Abuja. While describing the need as pressing, the Ambassador…

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Botswana Energy Authority issues licenses for IPPs

Jun 20, 2020

Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) this week issued licenses to three Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to construct three power stations and generate electricity in Botswana. The three companies include the Gaborone based Energy & Natural Resource Corporation and Sese Power, which is based in Francistown as well as Tlou Energy, which is listed in the…

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Cameroon negotiates with EIB and EU to complete financing for rural electrification project

Jun 19, 2020

Cameroon wants to obtain $ 73 million from the EIB and the EU, for the financial closure of the Rural electrification and access to energy project in under-served areas in Cameroon (Perace ). 585 of the 687 localities affected by the project are located in the northern regions. According to the Ministry of Water and…

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200,000 remain without power in Uganda as distribution firm pulls the plug

Jun 19, 2020

Hundreds of customers will remain in the dark as power distributor Umeme Ltd has suspended free electricity connections under the electricity connections policy (ECP) over lack of funds. A June 15 letter by Umeme managing director Selestiono Babungi indicates that the power distributor is demanding payment of $25m (Shs93.8b) from Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for…

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IDA approves $385m for electricity interconnection between Cameroon and Chad

Jun 19, 2020

The International Development Association (IDA), a subsidiary of the World Bank Group, has just approved a loan of 385 million dollars for Cameroon and Chad. The funds will be used to finance an electricity interconnection project between the two Central African countries. The Board of Directors of the World Bank Group has just approved the…

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Burkina Faso increases power generation capacity by 55MW

Jun 19, 2020

Burkina Faso’s national energy supplier, SONABEL, has worked with MAN Energy Solutions to increase generation capacity by 55MW with the expansion of one of its power plants. Located in Kossodo – a suburb of the capital city, Ouagadougou – the extension will use three MAN 18V51/60TS engines to increase generation capacity by almost 20%. “At…

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Kenya Power expects reduced profits owing to Coronavirus impact

Jun 18, 2020

Kenya Power and Lightning company has issued a profit warning for its financial earnings closing on June 30, 2020, saying its earnings will be much lower than those of the previous year. The electricity distributor has attributed the projection to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it has adversely affected business operations leading to slow growth in…

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