Outrage in Zimbabwe over ZESA system challenges

Jun 4, 2020

Challenges in purchasing electricity tokens have plunged most houses into darkness, a development that sparked outrage in most suburbs with consumers accusing the power utility of incompetence. People are failing to purchase electricity tokens through mobile banking platforms, prompting them to flock to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) banking halls for assistance during…

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Price cuts will cost Mozambique’s electricity firm, EDM $15m

Jun 4, 2020

Mozambique’s publicly-owned electricity company, EDM, expects to lose about 15 million US dollars this year from the price cuts ordered by the government, as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Two categories of electricity consumers will see their electricity bills fall. Those households who pay the “social tariff” will benefit from a 50…

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Malawi’s MAREP lights up Rumphi West, 45 000 people to connect

Jun 3, 2020

About 45000 people of Rumphi West stand to benefit from electricity supply following the switching on of Thazima under the extended Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep) phase 8 power line. Muluzi (L) with Kalua after unveiling a foundation stone in Rumphi Minister of Energy, Atupele Austin Muluzi switched on Thazima Power Line on Monday at…

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NamPower to invest more than $ 575m in power generation and transportation in 3yrs

Jun 3, 2020

NamPower is taking the plunge. $ 575.8 million in electricity production and transmission in three years, and it is renewable energies that should be the big winners in this program. Ultimately, it is a question of putting an end to the imports of electricity which weigh on the company. In Namibia, the national power company…

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Mali’s EDM takes steps to end the load shedding wave

Jun 3, 2020

Energie du Mali (EDM-SA) has increased its capacity to detect faults in its underground cables in order to restore electricity supply in the capital and in several cities in the country. This is to stem the wave of discontent linked to load shedding that affects consumers. In Mali, the national electric company, EDM is taking…

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500,000 families yet to get electricity under Kenya’s subsidy plan

Jun 2, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to leave thousands of families without power when his term ends in two years since only 48 per cent out of 1.02 million targeted households have been connected to the national electricity grid. Kenya Power, the utility firm charged with hooking households to the electricity mains, has connected 494,374 under…

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Copperbelt Energy Corp will no longer supply energy to Konkola Copper Mines in Zambia

Jun 2, 2020

In Zambia, the Copperbelt Energy Corp (CEC) will stop supplying electricity to Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), the local branch of the Vedanta Group, from next Monday, reports Reuters . This judgment comes after the failure of negotiations between the two parties on the settlement of the amount due by the mining company to the energy…

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Benin, B. Faso and Niger call for consultants to vie for WAPP NorthCore Project

Jun 1, 2020

The governments of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger are on a search for consulting services for updating inventories and censuses in the right-of-way planned for lines and substations under the WAPP NorthCore Project. Expressions of interest must be submitted in writing in French, in electronic form (PDF format) to the email address provided, no later…

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Solgas to feed 5MW into Zimbabwe’s national grid

May 31, 2020

Hwange — based independent solar power producer, SolGas Energy founder Tafadzwa Muchinda, says they are set to commission a 5-Megawatt plant in August this year. The project has already created over 300 jobs for local communities. Work on the construction of the 5MW plant at Cross Mabale in Hwange to be fed into the national…

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Niger parliament validates ratification of memorandum with Turkey on oil and energy sectors

May 30, 2020

In plenary session, MEPs agreed on Wednesday May 27, 2020 to ratify a memorandum with Turkey in the energy and hydrocarbon sectors. This agreement, signed on July 11, 2013 in Ankara and July 25, 2013 in Niamey, aims to promote cooperation in the field of energy and hydrocarbons, according to the expertise and development needs…

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