Power

80 Liberians undertake power sector training in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2019

As part of efforts geared towards developing human capital in the West African power sector, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), has commenced training of 80 electricity workers from the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC) on power generation, distribution and transmission. The four-week programme organised by the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and funded…

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Kenya Power, regulator jostle over control of new electricity plants

Jan 19, 2019

Two key players in the country’s power sector are embroiled in a tug of war over the control of the sector that could affect planned projects as well as have major repercussions on the industry. This is as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Kenya Power fight over who should have the final say in…

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South Africa’s NERSA cancels public hearings

Jan 19, 2019

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has cancelled public hearings scheduled to take place in Kimberley and Polokwane on 21 and 31 January 2019 respectively, due to the low public interest to present at the hearings. NERSA is conducting public hearings on Eskom’s MYPD3 RCA Year 5 (2017/18) application and MYPD4 revenue application…

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New electricity interconnection line to be activated between Egypt, Sudan

Jan 18, 2019

According to Egypt’s minister of electricity and renewable energy, Mohamed Shaker, a new electricity interconnection line with Sudan will be activated this coming February. An Indian multi-national construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), recently completed the construction of all the electricity pylons used, Gamal Abdel-Rahim, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, told Al-Ahram…

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Angola, UAE sign energy and waters agreement

Jan 17, 2019

The authorities of Angola and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last Monday signed three agreements in the domain of production, transportation and supply of electric power and drinkable water. The memoranda of understanding were signed by the Angolan minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges, and UAE’s Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, on the…

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Uganda to sanction power distributor

Jan 16, 2019

Uganda aims to impose financial penalties from March, on its sole power distributor, Umeme Limited, for any frequent and prolonged supply outages, the regulator said. The public has long complained about high tariffs and long power cuts, while unreliable supplies add extra costs to businesses, which often run costly stand-by generators to keep operations going…

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Eskom elaborates on its request for 15% increase in tariff

Jan 16, 2019

On Monday, Eskom shared the rationale for its average annual electricity increase application of 15% for three years under the fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4) and Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) balance application for 2018 made to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). Eskom’s executives presented their case to stakeholders attending the Cape Town…

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Libya’s GECOL says third turbine of Ruwais power plant back to service

Jan 14, 2019

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) confirmed the return of the third unit at Ruwais power station to service after a suspension that lasted for hours. “Around 140 MW of generation was restored to the public network after the maintenance of the stalled unit at Ruwais station, located in the Municipality of Hawamd,” GECOL…

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Ghana could benefit from a third Power Compact – MiDA

Jan 14, 2019

The chief executive officer (CEO) of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Martin Eson-Benjamin recently announced that Ghana has been nominated for a third Power Compact under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) alongside Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin and Niger. Eson-Benjamin underlined that Ghana only stands a good chance of being selected, if the country successfully…

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Burkina Faso Govt seeks to construct transmission lines

Jan 13, 2019

The government of Burkina Faso has obtained a loan from the World Bank for the financing of the Power Sector Support Project (PASEL), and intends to use part of these funds to make payments for the following works Lot 1: Construction of the 225kV line Pâ-Diébougou Lot 2: Construction of the 225kV Ziniaré – Kaya…

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