Power

Ugandan Government fails to hit planned electricity connections

Nov 26, 2019

Government is approaching 200,000 new connections under the free Electricity Connections Policy (ECP), but is less by 100,000 to hit the 300,000 annual target. Speaking during the launch of the ‘Pawakapo’ media campaign organised by Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Ms Ziria Tibalwa Waako, the ERA chief executive officer, said nearly 200,000 connections have been made.…

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No load shedding expected Monday – Eskom

Nov 25, 2019

While the power system remains vulnerable and constrained, Eskom is not expecting any load shedding on Monday. “The system remains constrained and vulnerable, with the generating plant performing at very low levels of reliability,” said the power utility. With unplanned breakdowns at 9 150MW as at 7 am, the probability of load shedding remains. However…

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Kenya Power launches live line maintenance

Nov 23, 2019

Kenya Power has launched a live line maintenance service at a cost of $20m, aimed at maintaining the network while reducing scheduled outages. The initiative is part of the wider Kenya Electricity Modernisation Programme funded by the World Bank with $257m. The project also involves installation of supervisory control and data acquisition equipment at substations…

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Eranove signs financing agreement for Kékéli power plant in Togo

Nov 23, 2019

The Panafrican Industrial Group Eranovea signed yesterday the financing agreements for the Kékéli power plant project, located in the port area of ​​Lomé. The financing of 65.4 billion CFA francs, mobilized 100% by African financial institutions, was gathered through the BOAD and Oragroup arrangers from institutional and commercial lenders of the place (BOAD, AFC, Orabank…

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Ghana’s 470MW Powership commences power production

Nov 22, 2019

Ghana’s 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan, Karpowership which was moved from Tema to Sekondi has commenced power production on Thursday, November 21, 2019, utilising the country’s indigenous natural gas from the Western region. In August this year, the Powership departed from the Tema Fishing Harbor to berth at its new location within the Sekondi Naval…

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Namibia’s Kudu gas to power project can only be privately funded – Minister

Nov 22, 2019

Mines and energy minister Tom Alweendo has reiterated that the Kudu gas-to-power project can only be a privately developed initiative, and not a government project. Speaking at a press briefing in Windhoek yesterday, he said the project is privately funded and the government’s intention was only to purchase power from any of the private investors.…

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Minister unveils $19.6m power plant in Angola

Nov 20, 2019

A power plant with electricity generation capacity of five megawatts was inaugurated by Energy and Water minister, João Baptista Borges on Tuesday in Bocoio municipality, coastal benguela province. The construction of the infrastructure lasted one year and cost USD 19.6 million, as part of renewable energy programme for remote areas. The programme is initially expected…

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Siemens to embark on energy and infrastructure solutions in Ethiopia

Nov 20, 2019

At the G20 summit, Siemens committed to supporting and contributing to Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II and its objective of electrifying Ethiopia In April 2019, Siemens signed an MoU with the Investment Commission of Ethiopia, to address the country’s energy and infrastructure sector challenges, to assist the government, stabilise and expand the existing grid…

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Mali plans changes to energy company, EDM

Nov 20, 2019

Threatened by a failure to pay EDM, the Malian state must fly to the rescue of its energy company. A vast restructuring and reorganization plan supported by the World Bank is under way to enable the public company to regain a viable financial stability by 2021, according to a correspondence sent to the International Monetary Fund…

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Eskom gets new group chief executive officer

Nov 19, 2019

The Ministry of Public Enterprises has announced Andre de Ruyter as Eskom’s new group chief executive. “I would like to thank de Ruyter for not only accepting this position at a difficult time for Eskom, but, given Eskom’s current financial situation, to also agreeing to a lower compensation package than the position currently pays,” Public…

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