Power

Vandals dim Kenya Power city lights project

May 16, 2019

Kenya Power has spent more than Sh5.5 billion in installation of street lights in Nairobi alone. But as the firm makes sure that all areas within the city are lit, vandals are reversing the gains by stealing transformers, street lamps and wires, among other items. According to the company’s security manager, Mr Mohamed Mmaka, in…

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SA President says Eskom too big to fail, won’t be privatized

May 16, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated at an investment conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday that struggling power utility Eskom would not be privatised, adding it was “too big to fail”. Ramaphosa was delivering his first major post-election economic address at a conference hosted by the Goldman Sachs Group. Ahead of the elections some had warned that plans…

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Namibia plans to grow local power generation capacity in 3 years

May 16, 2019

The Namibian government plans to have at least 80% of Namibia’s electricity consumption locally produced by the year 2022. The country plans to change how electricity generated by independent power producers is sold. Mines and energy minister Tom Alweendo said this last week at the mining expo. The minister added that their concern remains the…

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GE to expand work in Egypt’s electricity sector

May 15, 2019

GE plans to expand its cooperation in the Egyptian electricity sector, mainly through renewable energy projects and wind farms. The company will also develop transportation and distribution grids according to Joseph Anis, CEO for the Middle East & Africa Region at GE Power Service, in a Akhbar El Yom report. Anis led the company’s delegation visiting Egypt…

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Sudan electricity workers protest

May 14, 2019

The electricity workers organized Monday protests at the premises of the Sudanese Company for Electricity Distribution at the same time of a press conference announced by the company’s director general which did not took place. Big numbers of the workers, and technician of the company have participated in the protests demanding the resume of the…

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Sudan delivers fuel to power stations

May 14, 2019

Sudan said on Friday it has delivered fuel supplies to power stations and was working on solutions to a cash crisis, addressing some of the main triggers for mass protests that led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir last month. General Ibrahim Jaber, a member of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) also said…

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GE’s total plant solutions help Azito’s power plant boost efficiency and output in Ivory Coast

May 14, 2019

GE’s (www.GE.com/Power) MXL2 Turbine Upgrade Will Help Increase Power Output by 30 megawatts (MW) at Azito’s plant in the Yopougon district of the Ivory Coast; GE’s Upgrade and Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) Software will Help Improve Plant Competitiveness; The Project Marks GE’s First Digital Solutions Order and First GT13E2 MXL2 Full Modules Configuration Gas…

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Kenya Power increases power supply capacity

May 13, 2019

A newly commissioned transformer in Garissa would help improve power supply as the load supply has increased by an additional 2.5 MVA. Kenya Power has installed a 2.5MVA transformer at the Garissa substation to enhance its capacity and ensure enough supply to Garissa town and its environs. The utility announced on Monday that the additional…

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Malawi’s MAREP 8 extension lights up rural Mulanje

May 13, 2019

People in the areas of senior chiefs Mabuka and Chikumbu on Thursday could not hide their excitement following the coming of electricity to their areas. The connection of the areas to the Electiricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) power grid follows the extension of Malawi Rural Electrification Project 8 (MAREP) to the two areas. MAREP…

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East Africa power consumers unable to buy surplus

May 13, 2019

Electricity consumers in East Africa will continue to pay high prices despite significant investments in generation plants that have resulted in surplus output of power. It is increasingly emerging that the promise of cheap power will not materialise any time soon, mainly because of policy and planning failures that have culminated to a mismatch between…

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