Power

Liberia’s LEC loses 62% of revenue to power theft

Jun 28, 2019

The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) is losing 62-percent of its revenue to power theft, amounting to US$4.26M monthly, LEC Board member and Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia has told a local development conference in Monrovia organized by the United states Agency for International Development, USAID. MonieCaptan said the problem is compounded by…

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Zimbabwe’s mining sector output down 10% due to power outages

Jun 28, 2019

The mining sector can only pay electricity tariffs in forex to Zesa Holdings if the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe increases their foreign currency retention threshold, a top mining official has said. The power utility has been crippled by various challenges such as failure to settle its debts for power imported from Eskom in South Africa…

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Zimbabwe’s government negotiating 400MW relief deal with Eskom

Jun 27, 2019

Government is negotiating for a 400MW electricity relief deal with South Africa’s Eskom as a short term solution to the current power crisis. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube last week promised that government would settle local power supplier Zesa’s US$10 million debt with Eskom and reports this week said Treasury had honoured its commitment. Zimbabwe has…

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KenGen looks to develop energy R&D center

Jun 27, 2019

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) Plc is setting up an Energy Research and Development Laboratory in Tana to incubate new  ideas. The power generator’s managing director Rebecca Miano revealed this yesterday when Energy CS Charles Keter opened the firm’s three day seminar on Global Innovation in Nairobi. ‘’We are currently setting up an Energy Research…

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Rwanda looks to close energy supply-demand gap by 2024

Jun 27, 2019

The Government is seeking to drive up demand for energy in the country to match generation capacity. Currently, Rwanda generates 221MW and it targets 512MW by 2024. However, growth in supply is projected to outstrip demand, which is currently estimated at 140MW, according to Rwanda Energy Group. With government purchasing energy from private sector operators,…

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Gambia’s NAWEC gets new MD

Jun 27, 2019

A press statement emanating from the office of the President indicate that that after consultations with the Chairperson and members of the NAWEC Board of directors and the Public Service Commission (PSC), Baba Fatajo was relieved of the post of Managing Director of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), with effect from 28th June…

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Liberia’s LEC sees 78 employees complete Nigeria power sector training

Jun 26, 2019

The National Power Training Center of Nigeria (NAPTIN) through the Capacity Building Program of the West African Power Poll (WAPP) has completed the training and certification of 78 employees of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). The certification ceremony, which was the climax of the capacity building program was held on Wednesday, June 19 at the…

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Namibia exports 6% of its power generation

Jun 26, 2019

Namibia exported 10 125 megawatt per hour of electricity in March this year. During the same period, the country sold 338 207 megawatt per hour in Namibia. During the review period,161 498 megawatt per hour (MWh) of electricity was locally generated, while 227 721 MWh was imported. This export figure translated to 6,3% of the…

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West Africa’s trans-border electricity sale to begin in 2020

Jun 26, 2019

Sale of electricity across the border from one West African country to the other is to commence in 2020, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said yesterday. Prof. Honoré Bogler , Chairman, Regulatory Council of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA), said mechanisms have been put in place to ensure the full…

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EU warns Liberians against engaging in ‘illegal power connections’

Jun 25, 2019

Juan Antonio Frutos, Deputy Head of Delegation and Chargé d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, has warned Liberians not to get involved with any form of illegal connections or power theft of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC). Frutos spoke in Congo Town on Friday June 21, 2019 at the official groundbreaking ceremony for…

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