Power

Lack of power lines damages South Sudan import plan

Sep 2, 2019

South Sudan’s chance to be the first major consumer of Uganda’s excess electricity may not be realised soon as the country still lacks interconnection lines to evacuate power. This was one of the items on the agenda at the August 24 meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir at State…

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Liberia’s Senate passes Power Theft Act as felony

Sep 2, 2019

With a unanimous vote of yea, the Senate at its 57th day sitting on Thursday, August 29, 2019 passed President George Weah’s Power Theft Bill with violation punishable as a felonious act. Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais, however, announced a motion for reconsideration. The Senate’s action was based on a recommendation contained in a…

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Maria Gleta plant to boost Benin’s power supply by 50%

Sep 2, 2019

A new gas engine power plant has been officially inaugurated in the West African country of Benin. The Maria Gleta plant, located near the city of Cotonou, was inaugurated by Benin’s energy minister, Dona Jean-Claude Houssou. The plant will supply the national grid with 127MW of electricity and runs on seven gensets from Germany’s MAN Energy Solutions, which built the…

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MOL-Karpowership JV to bring LNG-to-Powership to Mozambique

Sep 2, 2019

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Karpower International, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz Holding, have agreed to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project under the co-brand Karmol in Mozambique. For this purpose, the two companies will jointly own and operate an FSRU and a Powership, MOL said in its statement, noting that the pair…

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Japan, AfDB announce $3.5bn in support of Africa’s power sector, others development

Sep 2, 2019

Japan and the African Development Bank on Friday, August 30, 2019 announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4), during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7). According to an AfDB release, both Japan and the Bank have set a target of $1.75 billion…

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Egypt to convert 27m electricity meters into prepaid ones

Sep 1, 2019

Mohamed Shaker, the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, met with smart meters’ manufacturers to discuss the transformation of around 27 million electricity meters into prepaid ones, Amwal Al Ghad reported. Shaker handed the massive operation to the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), El Sewedy Electric, Iskraemeco, Electro Meter Corporation (EMC), El Maasara Company and…

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Zimbabwe load-shedding back to stage 2

Sep 1, 2019

Zesa HOLDINGS has reverted to Stage Two load-shedding schedule hardly two weeks after assuring consumers of significant relief. Zesa spokesperson Mr Fullard Gwasira earlier this month said they had downgraded load-shedding from Stage Two to Stage One after it started receiving 400MW from Eskom of South Africa. However, before most consumers had improved supplies, Zesa…

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Eskom opposes sale of Medupi and Kusile power plants

Aug 31, 2019

In South Africa, Eskom, the electricity company, opposes the sale of some of its assets, notably the Medupi and Kusile power stations, with a view to replenishing its coffers. This proposal was made in Parliament by the National Treasury which projects that the company could derive from the sale of these infrastructures, about 450 billion…

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Mozambique’s Temane Regional Electricity Project secures funding

Aug 29, 2019

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group today approved a total amount of $420 million of International Development Association (IDA)* grants and guarantees to strengthen Mozambique’s transmission capacity for domestic and regional markets and increase electricity generation capacity through private sector investment. The project will also benefit from a co-financing of $24…

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Over 2 million in Luanda benefit from electrification project

Aug 29, 2019

At least 2.5 million inhabitants will benefit from Luanda’s electrification project, dubbed Ciang 5, going until next Saturday 31, Angop has learnt. Confirming the process, the National Electricity Distribution Company (ENDE), stated the Ciang 5 project foresees to boost the Industry sector and other service delivery areas. Funded by China Credit Line (LCC), the project…

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