South Africa’s President meets with Eskom board

Jun 20, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with members of the Eskom board in Cape Town on Tuesday. The meeting was called to establish an alignment across government on the actions to be undertaken to stabilise the energy utility in light of its financial and operational challenges, the Presidency said in a statement after the meeting. The…

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Libya continues operational tests on Ubari gas fired plant

Jun 19, 2019

Informed sources from Ubari gas-fired power plant confirmed Saturday the continuation of operational testing of the turbines, in preparation for the operation of the plant, according to local media outlets. The tests commenced after the start of pumping oil from the Sharara oilfield to the power plant, last Friday. The General Electricity Company is expecting the…

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Private distribution firms to sell power to Ghanaian consumers by 2023

Jun 18, 2019

The Managing Director Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has stated private companies will begin the retail of power to domestic homes in 2023. This implies that the Power Distribution Services (PDS) will not be the sole company supplying electricity to domestic consumers. The MD of ECG Samuel Boakye-Appiah said that this move is to create…

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Atlantic Bank to fund Angola’s national energy sector

Jun 13, 2019

Angolan Millennium Atlântico Bank is promoting, along with the Aenergy and other international operators, the new forms to fund relevant projects in the Angolan energy sector, Angop has learnt. The initiative stems from the global energy meeting, “Africa Energy Forum”, underway this week in Lisbon (Portugal), said the source on Wednesday. The meeting, which is…

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Power outage to increase due to continued clashes in Tripoli – GECOL

Jun 12, 2019

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said Sunday, that the clashes in the southern parts of the capital have forced the company to resort to the load shedding system and obstructed the maintenance plans in some generation units. GECOL clarified in a statement that many of its staff were unable to perform their work,…

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Zimbabwe pins hopes on Eskom to solve electricity issues

Jun 11, 2019

Zimbabwe still plans to engage with SA power utility Eskom in an effort to boost electricity imports despite the board of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) being fired last week for ‘incompetence’. Zesa is the holding company of electricity distributor ZETDC and electricity generator ZPC. Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding in mid-May due to…

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Chinese built power project to energize 300,000 Angolan homes

Jun 10, 2019

A power project in Angola undertaken by Chinese firm is expected to provide electricity to 300,000 households and benefit more than 2.5 million people. The handover ceremony of the Belo Monte substation in the electrification and household connection project in Luanda, Angola, contracted by a Chinese enterprise, was held on Wednesday in Cacuaco, Luanda province.…

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New Fortress to develop LNG-to-power infrastructure in Angola

Jun 9, 2019

New Fortress Energy LLC (NASDAQ:NFE) (“New Fortress” or the “Company”) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Angolan Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Water and Ministry of Finance for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to supply natural gas to Angola…

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Kenya’s REREC wants court to set aside orders on power poles

Jun 5, 2019

Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec) now wants the High Court to set aside orders obtained by a supplier of electricity transmission poles, blocking the return of over 50,000 poles alleged to be substandard. Through lawyer Dennis Mosota, the corporation, formerly known as REA, argued that the orders obtained by Inter Tropical Timber Trading…

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Uganda imports electricity despite surplus

Jun 4, 2019

With the water dripping power Uganda currently possesses in generation capacity and the crumble like demand from the public, she still imports electricity from Kenya. With over 1,171MW of generation capacity and only 600MW of peak demand, a report by Electricity Regulatory Authority, (ERA) indicates that Uganda, through the Electricity transmission company still imports power.…

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