ECG to audit Gorou Banda thermal power plant project in Niger

Oct 3, 2019

The project to build the 100-megawatt diesel power plant at Gorou Banda in Niamey (first phase) will be audited. It is the Swiss company, Energy Consulting Group Ltd (ECG), which was selected by the Nigerian authorities following a notice of expression of interest, to carry out this mission. As indicated by the authorities, the Swiss company…

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Zimbabwe’s ZETDC applies for tariff review

Oct 2, 2019

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has applied to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) for an electricity tariff increment to allow it to improve electricity generation, procure critical spares for maintenance and electricity imports to reduce load-shedding. The tariff application has been made in terms of Section 53(2) of the Electricity Act…

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Malawi’s Parliament passes $150.1m loan Bill for electricity expansion

Oct 2, 2019

Malawi Parliament has passed a US$150.1 million loan bill, authorizing government to borrow from the International Development Fund for access to electricity project. Minister Msaka congratulates Mwanamvekha: To increase access to electricity in Malawi. The money, according to the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha will be used towards the implementation of…

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UK Govt to finance electricity project in Angola

Oct 2, 2019

The UK Export Finance (UKEF) has announced the release of $172.2m (£140m) to fund new development projects in Angola, including $101.6m (£82.6m) which will support Glasgow-based utility contracting service IQA install new electricity infrastructure in Northern Angola. The project is part of the Angolan government’s efforts to improve electricity supply and will provide 7,000 Angolan…

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Zimbabwe Govt mulls ZESA tariff hike

Oct 1, 2019

Government is planning an electricity tariff hike despite rolling power outages and a punishing load-shedding schedule that has negatively affected industry as well as domestic users. Energy Minister Fortune Chasi told a post-Cabinet media briefing in Harare Monday that State power utility ZESA is generating, importing power and selling it to local consumers at a…

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South African Govt urges IPPs to voluntarily review tariffs downwards

Oct 1, 2019

Government on Friday asked representatives of the renewable energy sector to a meeting in Pretoria where it begged them to agree to drop electricity tariffs. Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy, as well as Pravin Gordhan, minister of public enterprises, personally met with representatives of the independent power producers (IPPs). Analysts were unsettled…

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Ghana’s electricity tariff up 5.94%, water 2.22%

Oct 1, 2019

Three months after the last adjustment, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has announced an upward review of electricity by 5.94% It also announced increase water tariffs by 2.22% bringing the combined increase to over 8%. In a statement Monday, the PURC explained, the increase in tariffs was determined by the Automatic Adjustment Formula (AAF) which…

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Zimbabwe’s struggling state power firm ZESA to increase power exports to Namibia

Sep 30, 2019

State-run Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) senior officials are expected to meet with executives from Namibia’s electricity company NamPower and finalise some on-going negotiations for the supply of an additional 50 megawatts (MW) to Namibia. This was announced recently by Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Engel Nawatiseb during a briefing of that…

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Liberia’s VP visits Sunon Asogli power plant

Sep 29, 2019

Management of Sunon Asogli Power led by the Chairman Mr Yang Qun and staff on Saturday, 10th of August 2019 welcomed the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Dr Jewel Taylor and Mrs Genevieve Kennedy, Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to Ghana. They were accompanied by Togbe Afede XIV. “As Ghana is celebrating…

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Restructuring of Eskom a priority – Minister

Sep 29, 2019

A failure to fast track necessary changes to Eskom will continue to dampen growth and investment, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has warned. The Minister fired the caution during the 24th Nedlac Annual Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday. In February, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the restructuring of Eskom would see the power utility split…

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