Power

Libya’s GECOL says power steam station in Sirte back in service

Jan 3, 2019

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) confirmed the return of the Gulf power steam station in Sirte to service after the completion of maintenance work on the first unit, which was brought to halt last week for technical reasons. The company clarified Wednesday that all lines of the first unit underwent maintenance service, indicating…

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Uganda adds 112MW to national grid

Jan 2, 2019

Uganda’s energy sector added to its energy generation surplus last year as new power stations went live. Meanwhile user demand projections have increased but rising power tariffs have denied several people access to electricity, while transmission and distribution challenges mean power blackouts remain a key feature in many households. The country’s installed generation capacity is…

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Tana River, Ketraco to actualise energy master plan for Kenyan region

Jan 2, 2019

The Tana River County government has partnered with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) aimed at helping realise and energy master plan for the region. Speaking to the Nation in Hola on Thursday, Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana said his administration intends to oversee the supply of electricity deep into the most remote areas of the…

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Zimbabwean Govt targets $350m for Hwange power stations

Dec 26, 2018

The Zimbabwean Government is targeting to raise $350 million next year as financing for ongoing works at Hwange 7 and 8 thermal power stations. The $350 million is part of $969,4 million that has been targeted for the project going forward. The Hwange 7 and 8 rehabilitation project was placed under the Rapid Results Initiative,…

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Cote d’Ivoire in $392m investment for Azito power plant expansion

Dec 25, 2018

The Ivorian government announced at the end of the Council of Ministers, held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, an investment totaling 225.8 billion CFA francs (about $ 392.6 million) to increase by another 253 MW the production capacity of the Azito thermal power plant in Yopougon, in the suburbs of Abidjan. This project to strengthen…

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Early Power Limited proceeds on Bridge Power Plant in Ghana

Dec 25, 2018

Early Power Limited (EPL) has issued full construction Notice to Proceed on Stage 1 of the 400MW Bridge Power Project (the Bridge Project). Stage 1 of this greenfield multi-fuel combined cycle power plant located in Tema, Ghana, is comprised of 202MW. It will begin delivering electricity to the Ghanaian power grid in the fourth quarter…

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Maintenance work on Congo power plant complete

Dec 25, 2018

Maintenance work on the Republic of Congo’s Côte Matève power plant is now complete, according to Louis Kanoha Elenga, the director general of the Congo Electric Power (E2C), the national electricity company. This will allow inhabitants of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, who have faced intermittent loadshedding for the past six weeks, to have access to electricity…

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Ivory Coast plans thermal power plant for Jacqueville

Dec 24, 2018

Cote d’Ivoire will see a new thermal power plant constructed in Jacqueville. The plant will have a capacity of 390 MW and cost an estimated $430 million. This CIPREL 5 combined-cycle thermal power plant, planned for the city of Jacqueville, consists of a 260 MW gas turbine and a 130 MW steam turbine, for a…

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Electricity grid linking Soma, Kiang And Brikama to be launched in early 2019 – Gambian govt.

Dec 21, 2018

The construction of the first OMVG hydro-electric power station, connecting communities from Jarra Soma, Lower River Region to Brikama, West Coast Region, will be launched in early 2019, officials reveal. Following a closed-door discussion with His Excellency, President Adama Barrow at the State House in Banjul, Antonio Serifo Embalo, Chairman, Council of Ministers of the…

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Côte D’ivoire connects 60 villages to electricity grid

Dec 21, 2018

Sixty villages in the Tonkpi region of Côte d’Ivoire have emerged from darkness as part of the rural electrification component of the 137-year-old Transport and Distribution Grid Reinforcement Project (PRETD), which has been funded to support , 82 million euros by the African Development Bank Group. The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, proceeded, on…

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