Power

Namibia’s Cabinet approves revised electricity supply model

Apr 24, 2019

Cabinet has approved a revised single buyer market model for the supply of electricity, which allows more independent power producers to compete. This model will be implemented in September this year. The modified model allows electricity consumers and independent power producers (IPPs) to transact with each other directly for the supply of electricity, to allow…

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Liberia, others set to benefit from World Bank $200m electricity package

Apr 24, 2019

The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help the West African Development Bank and ECOWAS’…

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Tanzania targets 10,000MW power generation capacity by 2025

Apr 24, 2019

Tanzania aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy, deputy energy minister Subira Mgalu told parliament on Tuesday. The East African country boasts reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, but faces periodic power shortages. Investors have long complained that…

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Public institutions in Zimbabwe to receive free electricity connection through REF

Apr 23, 2019

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF) will now electrify public institutions like Government extension offices and schools for free to improve the livelihoods of people in communal areas. The interventions are in line with the Government’s Transitional Stabilisation (TSP) of investing in public infrastructure and contributing to the revival of the economy. The TSP recognises that…

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All 87 Kongwa villages in Tanzania to get power connection by July – Minister

Apr 23, 2019

ENERGY Minister Dr Medard Kalemani has said by next July, all 87 villages in Kongwa District, Dodoma region will be supplied with electricity through the Rural Energy Agency (REA) programme III. Addressing Ngonga villagers in Kongwa District over the weekend, the minister said contractors who are carrying out the project to supply electricity to the…

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S.A’s power shortages could cut 2019 GDP growth by 1.1% points – Central Bank

Apr 20, 2019

South Africa’s economic growth will shrink by at least 1.1 percentage points in 2019 and there will be up to 125,000 job losses if nationwide electricity blackouts persist throughout the year, the central bank said on Wednesday. Ailing state utility Eskom switched out the lights across the country in February and March as low coal…

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Kusile power station’s Unit 3 in operation 8 months ahead of schedule – Eskom

Apr 20, 2019

The Kusile Power Station Project, situated near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, reached a new milestone on Sunday 14 April 2019 when Unit 3 was synchronised to the grid and produced its first power in the early evening. The unit was loaded and kept stable at 60MW, making it the third of the six units at Kusile…

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Tanzanian Energy Minister wants all public institutions connected to national grid

Apr 18, 2019

Energy Minister Dr Medard Kalemani has instructed the management of Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco) to effectively supervise contractors hired to implement rural electrification projects with a particular focus on all public institutions. This follows the revelation that the many public institutions countrywide are yet to be connected to the national grid. The minister…

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Sweden to aid Angola’s electrification plans

Apr 18, 2019

Angola’s Energy and Water minister João Baptista Borges Thursday in Swedish capital, Stockholm, announced the investment by the European country in the electrification projects in regions of the Angola’s northern Bengo province. There is great commitment and availability by Swedish government and entities to launch the electrification projects in Angola, the official said after the…

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GE Power unveils white paper on gas turbine technology for Africa

Apr 16, 2019

As Africa’s leaders pursue state-of-the-art technology that can provide more affordable, reliable, accessible, and sustainable power for the continent, GE Power’s Gas Power Systems business (NYSE: GE) today unveiled a whitepaper focused on gas turbine technology that can ensure a cleaner and safer operation while accommodating a high penetration of renewable energy sources. Co-authored by GE gas…

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