Power

Sahara Group backs growth forecasts in S. Sudan’s oil & power sectors

Nov 26, 2018

Valery Guillebon, CEO of Sahara Energy International PTE Ltd. has urged investors to take advantage of emerging opportunities in South Sudan’s upstream, downstream and power sectors in the wake of positive market forecasts and assurances of enabling business environment from the oil-rich nation. Speaking at the Africa Oil & Power Conference in Juba, Guillebon said,…

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Gambia seeks to build transmission infrastructure

Nov 25, 2018

The Republic of The Gambia has received funds for the design and build of transmission infrastructure between Brikama and Kotu. The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) intends to initially select not more than six applicants for the contract for transmission infrastructure including, but not limited to 30 km of 225 kV transmission lines,…

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SAPP workshop to discuss southern African regional power pool plan

Nov 24, 2018

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), a SADC power generation and transmission initiative, will host a workshop next Wednesday, to discuss the Pool Plan recently endorsed by the Energy Ministers of Southern African Development Community member countries. The Pool Plan represents a significant milestone for SAPP in fulfilling its mandate of coordinating and cooperating in…

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Ghana govt seeks installation of mini-grid electrification

Nov 23, 2018

The GEDAP Secretariat invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the design, supply and installation of mini-grid electrification for Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region. To be eligible for award of contract, bidders shall provide satisfactory evidence to the employer of their eligibility and of their capability and adequacy of resources to carry…

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Kenya’s ERC introduces framework to open up energy market

Nov 21, 2018

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) seeks to establish a fund to cushion operators of mini-grids from high costs as part of regulations to encourage investors to generate, transmit and sell electricity in remote areas at affordable retail prices. According to the Daily Nation, ERC director general Pavel Oimeke said the establishment of a fund would…

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Preparations underway for Rufiji hydropower plant in Tanzania

Nov 21, 2018

Construction of supporting infrastructure for the proposed 2100-megawatt Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project on the Rufiji river is about to be completed. Completion of the basic infrastructure would signify the beginning in earnest of constructing the reservoir dam and main project just as soon. This was revealed to Energy minister Medard Kalemani in Dodoma by the…

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NUM protest over IPPs and Eskom privatisation

Nov 20, 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Kwazulu-Natal arranged a protest this past weekend against the IPPs, Eskom privatisation, and the closing of power stations and coal mines. “The IPPs agreement is insane and doesn’t indicate a sober business case. If Eskom continues to pay R2,22 per kWh and sell at R0.89c the power utility…

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Elsewedy Electric opens manufacturing plant in Algeria

Nov 20, 2018

Elsewedy Electric Algeria inaugurated a manufacturing plan for the production of electric cable accessories in Algeria. Setting up this production plant cost $1 million and can produce 100,000 units a year. With its inauguration, Elsewedy Electric brings together in Algeria all the trades of the electricity value chain. The company installed production units for the…

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Rwanda’s EDCL requires electrical materials for transmissions lines

Nov 19, 2018

Energy Development Corporation (EDCL) Limited invites sealed bids from qualified bidders to supply electrical materials for Low Voltage and Medium Voltage lines and service connections. The tender comprises of four lots and the bidder is free to bid for one or more lots and can be awarded one or more lots: Lot 1: Supply of…

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Ethiopia targets energy access for all by 2025

Nov 15, 2018

Ethiopia is targeting energy access for all its citizens by 2025. The country, which currently has an electrification rate of 58%, intends to implement important hydroelectric and geothermal projects in order to achieve this goal. BizunehTolcha, the director of public relations of the Ministry of Irrigation, Water and Energy, told Xinhua, “The ministry will need…

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