Power

Sudan to import 300MW from Egypt in the first quarter of 2020

Nov 2, 2019

Egypt will export 300 MW of electricity to Sudan, starting in the first quarter of 2020. According to the Egyptian media Al Borsa, which reports the information, all the technical procedures for the realization of this project have already been done. This energy exchange will be done through the transmission line of 220 Kva under…

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Eskom shares updated Transmission Development Plan from 2020-2029

Nov 2, 2019

National power utility Eskom disclosed its Transmission Development Plan (TDP) for the period 2020 to 2029 with stakeholders on Friday [31 Oct] at a public forum in Midrand. As part of the TDP for the period 2020 to 2029, Eskom plans to increase its transmission infrastructure by approximately 4,800km of extra high voltage transmission lines…

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Angolan energy officials under corruption probe in France

Nov 1, 2019

Revelations that authorities in France are investigating senior officials of the Angolan government following the discovery of evidence of impropriety in the awarding of contracts to a French company are a serious dent to the purported fight against corruption by the Angolan government. The Minister of Energy and Water, João Batista Borges, is at the…

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Zimbabwe’s 600MW Hwange expansion project on course

Oct 31, 2019

Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is on course to complete the Hwange Expansion Project by January 2022, with progress currently at 23,2 percent. This is contained in the company’s Third Quarter update released yesterday. “Despite the challenges being faced, the ZPC has been embarking on several efforts to increase power generation and we are currently working…

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Ghana Govt inaugurates energy sector recovery programme steering committee

Oct 31, 2019

Government, on Monday, inaugurated the Energy Sector Recovery Programme Steering Committee, comprising members across various sectors and ministries. The move forms part of the initiation of the collaborative consultation process between Government and each Independent Power Producer (IPP) and Gas Supplier (GS) to help resolve energy issues in a manner that is sustainable for both…

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GCB Bank pumps Gh¢100m into Ghana’s energy sector

Oct 30, 2019

GCB Bank Ltd has extended financial support to the tune of GH¢100 million to the energy sector of the country this year. This went into selected oil marketing companies (OMCs) and bulk distribution companies (BDCs) as working capital and financing for capital expenditure. The Managing Director of GCB, Mr Anselm Ray Sowah, who announced this,…

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IPPs supply more than 25% of electricity distributed in Cameroon

Oct 30, 2019

In terms of electricity, capacity installed in Cameroon has peaked at 1360 MW by the end of 2018, according to Eneo, the concessionaire of the public electricity service in the country. This company controlled by the British investment fund Actis itself claims an installed capacity of 998 MW in total. The rest, ie 362 MW, is…

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Eskom three-way split expected in 2022

Oct 30, 2019

South Africa plans a sweeping overhaul of its power sector by breaking up loss-making state utility Eskom over the next three years and opening the industry up to more competition, a long-awaited government paper showed on Tuesday. Analysts welcomed the move but were sceptical that officials would follow through with it in full, given fierce…

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SENELEC transformed into holding company, Rural Electrification Agency dissolved

Oct 29, 2019

In Senegal, the government is planning a reform of its energy institutions as part of achieving universal access to energy by 2025. Among other changes to come, the reorganization of Senelec, the national electricity company in a public holding grouping three autonomous entities responsible respectively for the production, transmission and distribution-sale of electricity. This restructuring is…

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Kenya Power launches new maintenance programme to minimize outages

Oct 29, 2019

Kenya Power has launched the live line maintenance programme that is meant to reduce planned electricity shutdowns, enhance stability of power supply and improve revenue generation. The launch follows completion of the pilot phase where more than 70 staff were trained to carry out maintenance of live power lines. According to the company’s acting Managing…

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