SENELEC transformed into holding company, Rural Electrification Agency dissolved

Oct 29, 2019

In Senegal, the government is planning a reform of its energy institutions as part of achieving universal access to energy by 2025. Among other changes to come, the reorganization of Senelec, the national electricity company in a public holding grouping three autonomous entities responsible respectively for the production, transmission and distribution-sale of electricity. This restructuring is…

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Kenya Power launches new maintenance programme to minimize outages

Oct 29, 2019

Kenya Power has launched the live line maintenance programme that is meant to reduce planned electricity shutdowns, enhance stability of power supply and improve revenue generation. The launch follows completion of the pilot phase where more than 70 staff were trained to carry out maintenance of live power lines. According to the company’s acting Managing…

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Liberia’s LERC says it has no plans to take over LEC

Oct 29, 2019

The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) clarifies that it has no plans to take over the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). The Commission says its mandate is to regulate the electricity sector, contrary to a story carried in the online edition of FrontPage Africa Newspaper, 25th October 2019 edition under the caption: “Liberia Electricity Corporation Soon…

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Zimbabwe’s Energy Minister proposes 30-year sentence for ZESA vandals

Oct 29, 2019

Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi has proposed a 30-year mandatory prison sentence for vandalising ZESA infrastructure. This comes after the power utility has suffered losses amounting to US$40 million through the vandalism of transformers. In a recent interview with The Herald on the sidelines of the Energy Innovation Summit in the capital, Minister…

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Communities in Ghana’s UE region to be hooked on to national grid

Oct 28, 2019

Zuarungu  Government through the Ministry of Energy has given approval for 22 communities in the Bolgatanga East District, in the Upper East Region to be hooked onto the national grid, the District Chief Executive for the area, Reverend Emmanuel Abugre Abole, has disclosed. The DCE made the disclosure at a press encounter organised by the…

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Eneo partners Orange Money, Ecobank Cameroun and AfrikPay for prepaid electricity supply

Oct 28, 2019

In order to enable its customers to better control their electricity consumption, Eneo, the concessionaire of the public electricity service, has for some time launched a prepayment service for consumption. “  Prepayment is a solution that allows the customer to align their consumption to the budget of their choice. The customer controls its consumption thanks to a…

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Congo’s E2C strengthens its ability to detect and solve underground equipment failures

Oct 27, 2019

The Congo Electric Power Company (E2C), the Congo-Brazzaville National Electric Company has set up a vehicle for locating underground faults. The equipment will allow it to detect, with great precision, the defects of medium and low voltage underground cables before starting repair work. The supplier of the vehicle, the company Megger will also provide training…

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Africa losing billions of dollars on inefficient energy planning

Oct 27, 2019

A new Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) study, Creating a Profitable Balance: Capturing the $110 Billion Africa Power-Sector Opportunity, shows that status quo energy systems could cost African nations up to $180 billion over the next decade, more than 2.5 times the 2016 gross domestic product of Kenya. If thoughtful action is taken, it is possible…

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Zimbabwe’s ZETDC threatens to disconnect certain subscribers over $77m in unpaid bills

Oct 25, 2019

In Zimbabwe, the electric transmission and distribution company (ZETDC) announced that it would disconnect several of its subscribers, including mines and farms, among others to recover $ 77 million in outstanding payments. In a statement, the company asked these indebted customers to “pay their bills promptly to avoid the discomfort associated with the loss of…

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Eskom says likelihood of load shedding in SA low for weekend

Oct 25, 2019

Eskom says there is a low probability of load shedding over the weekend as South Africa readies to take on Wales in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. South Africa is set to play Wales at 11:00 SA time on Sunday in Yokohama, while England take on reigning champions New Zealand in the first semi-final at…

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