Aggreko provides power contingency planning for governments in Africa

Jul 8, 2020

The public sector in Africa holds its vulnerable citizenry in the palm of a hand that is struggling to manage the rigours of legacy infrastructure and the complexities of technology and growing business demand. Governments on the continent are responsible for essential services such as education, healthcare, and sanitation, and all these require reliable power…

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TANESCO’s power projects run by locals in Tanzania

Jul 7, 2020

TANZANIA Electricity Corporation (Tanesco), has been credited for letting modern power generation projects be run by indigenous professionals. The credit to the national power utility were given due to its support to the growth of the country’s economy by completely eliminating the major electricity problem especially in the country’s commercial city, Dar es Salaam city.…

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Angola needs to increase its power supply to diversify economy

Jul 6, 2020

ANGOLA must in the next five years ramp up its power transmission and distribution capacities if it is to attain its goal of industrialising and overcoming its over-reliance on an oil sector that is experiencing turbulence globally. This requires increased collaboration between the public and private sectors to drive the Angola Energy 2025 agenda of…

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Umeme sets up $83m project to extend electricity distribution network in Uganda

Jul 6, 2020

In Uganda, Umeme, the main electricity distributor wants to extend the electricity distribution network thanks to a $ 83.3 million project that will be implemented during this year. The objective is to participate in the effort started by the government to increase access to energy. In Uganda, Umeme, the country’s main electricity distributor, has launched…

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Cameroonian start-up designs smart electric meter to reduce fraud

Jul 4, 2020

In Cameroon, the start-up Ndoto has developed a smart electric meter that can geolocate electricity consumers and reduce fraud. This innovation will allow users to turn their meters on and off remotely, pay bills via mobile payment. Based in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital, the start-up Ndoto Sarl announces that it has just completed the…

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Uganda sees electricity exports grow

Jul 4, 2020

An increase in demand for electricity by other countries has significantly contributed to the resumption of Uganda’s total power demand. Data from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), indicates that the increase in power demand from exports was slightly higher than in the domestic market. System power demand, which is a total of domestic demand…

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South Africa’s electricity tariff model in need of an overhaul – NERSA

Jul 3, 2020

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) put forward its intention to overhaul the outdated methodology used to determine the electricity tariff. Speaking to the media, Nhlanhla Gumede, the regulator’s full-time member for electricity, said a revision of the models were long overdue. In particular, Gumede stipulated that the multiyear price determination (MYPD) approach…

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World Bank allocates $43m to Gambia for better access to electricity and water

Jul 2, 2020

The Gambia will benefit from a grant of $ 43 million, granted by the World Bank through the IDA. The funds will be used to strengthen electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure as well as water access infrastructure. The World Bank has just allocated a $ 43 million grant to The Gambia for its national electricity…

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BOAD allocates $43m to Togo’s national electric company to help settle its arrears

Jul 2, 2020

The Electric Power Company of Togo (CEET) has obtained financing of $ 43 million from the West African Development Bank. The funds will be used to settle the debt arrears owed by the national company to its suppliers, including Nigeria in priority. The West African Development Bank (Boad) has allocated 25 billion CFA francs ($…

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Tunisia’s national electric company (STEG) will reach financial equilibrium in 2025

Jul 2, 2020

In Tunisia, the national electric company should return to financial equilibrium in 2025, according to the strategic plan negotiated with the ministries of Energy and Finance. It currently depends on $ 700 million in public subsidies to honor all of its obligations. The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) will regain its financial balance in…

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