Power

Liberia Electricity Corporation targets 45,000 new customers

May 6, 2019

At least 45,000 new customers are expected to be connected to the national power grid provided by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) along the Roberts International Airport (RIA) corridor in Margibi County. The project is funded by several financing instruments that include the African Development Bank (AFDB), the European Union and the Liberian government. At…

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Namibia’s Electricity Board cuts annual tariff for now

May 6, 2019

ELECTRICITY Control Board (ECB) has given the national power distributor the nod to reduce this year’s electricity tariff. “The ECB has approved a 2,5% tariff decrease, translating into an effective bulk tariff decrease from N$1,69 to N$1,65 per kilowatt-hour,” chief executive officer, Foibe Namene said. Namene revealed the above on Thursday in the capital, saying…

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Ghana’s GRIDCO assures public of power supply

May 6, 2019

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) says it is in discussions with all stakeholders to address all existing challenges confronting the country’s energy sector. This was contained in a statement signed and issued by Helina Asante, Head of Public Relations, GRIDCo, in Accra on May 3. The statement was on the back of comments by…

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Ethiopia, China sign agreement to partner on investments in mega power projects

May 2, 2019

Ethiopia and China have signed a partnership agreement to invest in energy transmission and distribution lines for the nation’s mega projects. The project will build power transmission and distribution lines to 16 industrial parks, part of the Meqelle to Djibouti railway line and to other cities in the country. The agreement was signed last week…

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Zimbabwe’s ZERA, SAZ collaborate on energy saving initiative

May 2, 2019

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has engaged the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) to certify the quality of electrical gadgets sold on the local market, as it tries to reduce power consumption through energy management regulations, an official has said. This comes amid indications that the country’s electrical power generation continues to decline while…

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UN supports AfDB’s $10bn power initiative for Africa

May 2, 2019

The United Nations has thrown its weight behind the quest of the African Development Bank to provide electricity to 250 million people in Africa through its ‘ Desert to Power’ electricity initiative. A statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday revealed that the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, threw his weight…

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Joburg Mayor insists on sourcing energy from Kelvin Power Station as alternative to Eskom

May 1, 2019

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba intends to negotiate a contract with independent coal-fired power station Kelvin near OR Tambo International Airport as a possible solution for the city’s rolling blackouts. During his State of the City Address delivered in Braamfontein on Tuesday, Mashaba said Johannesburg’s dependence on Eskom for its power is a disaster…

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Eskom manages to avoid loadshedding for 36 days

Apr 30, 2019

A winter plan was announced with a aim to avoid loadshedding or at least limiting it to stage one this winter was shared. It’s been 36 days since Eskom has not implemented loadshedding. According to the state-owned enterprise, this is a commitment made at the joint media briefing held by Eskom and the Department of…

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Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited invites bids for projects

Apr 29, 2019

The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has allocated funds for civil works for access road, storage facilities and renovations at UEDCL Kyampisi. The Entity invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the above works. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the open domestic bidding method contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public…

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Consukorra arranging smart energy deals for Egypt

Apr 29, 2019

Consukorra is arranging EGP 1.9 worth partnerships to provide smart energy solutions to refineries, petrochemical projects and glass manufacturing projects, said Mohamed Medhat, the company’s Energy Solutions Division Manager, according to Al Borsa Newspaper. Negotiations are ongoing with 17 other firms, Medhat said on the sidelines of a conference held by the Consukorra, refusing to include…

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