Power

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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Ghana’s Govt to begin consultation with IPPs

Aug 28, 2019

The government is to begin a three-month consultation process with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), gas producers (GPs) and other players in the energy sector over ‘take or pay’ contracts and excess power supply. The initial consultation, serve as a forum for these stakeholders to contribute to government’s energy strategy, was agreed on at a meeting…

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Eskom’s Medupi Unit 1 produces first power to SA grid

Aug 28, 2019

Eskom’s Medupi Unit 1 was synchronised to the grid on Tuesday evening, ahead of schedule. Unit 1 is the last unit to be synchronised to the grid at the Lephalale-based plant. “Eskom is pleased to announce that first power was produced out of Medupi’s Unit 1 on Tuesday at 17h36, attaining 190MW, making it the…

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Zimbabwe’s power crisis far from over – ZPC

Aug 28, 2019

Aging infrastructure and equipment are major contributors to Zimbabwe’s continuing electricity supply problems a senior official at the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has said. Bernard Chizwengeya the parastatal’s business development manager told NewZimbabwe.com that there are also overdue maintenance procedures required on most infrastructure some dating back to six years. “Munyati Power Station was built…

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GE completes gas turbine upgrade ahead of schedule at Tanzania’s Songas Ubungo power plant

Aug 28, 2019

GE (NYSE: GE) and Songas today announced they have successfully completed upgrades to the entire GE fleet of three LM6000PA and one LM6000PC gas turbines at the Songas Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. These technology upgrades will increase the power plant’s efficiency and reliability, enabling Songas to maintain the plant in the…

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South African Govt to issue paper on roadmap for Eskom’s future

Aug 26, 2019

The South African government in the next few weeks will publish a paper outlining how it plans to put troubled state power utility Eskom on a path to long-term stability, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Saturday. Eskom, which supplies more than 90% of the power in Africa’s most advanced economy, is reliant on…

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Zimbabwe eyes more power supply imports from Mozambique

Aug 26, 2019

Government is negotiating with Mozambique for up to 400MW of electricity to continue alleviating power outages facing the country, Energy and Power Development Minister Advocate Fortune Chasi has said. Zimbabwe is presently getting 50MW from its eastern neighbour, and is keen to access anything between 150MW and 400MW. “We are actually in the process of…

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Dangote says its cement plants in Tanzania currently run on gas turbines

Aug 26, 2019

Management of Dangote Cement has revealed that its sales volume increased by 2.7 per cent to nearly 4.7 million tons for the six month ended on June 30th 2019. The company also revealed that its Tanzania plants now runs on gas turbines, just as sales volumes from its Senegal plants are more than 100 per cent…

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