Angola committed to meeting energy objectives amid coronavirus

Jun 29, 2020

Africa Oil & Power (AfricaOilandPower.com), the African Energy Chamber and the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce united to present, ‘Powering Forward: The Pathway to Grid Stability, Increased Capacity and a Diversified Angolan Economy,” on Thursday; The webinar addressed how Angola can continue to prioritize its development of national transmission and distribution capacities in the long-term, with…

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540,000 people will be connected to the electricity grid in Togo’s urban areas

Jun 28, 2020

Togo is implementing the PERECUT project, which will connect 108,000 additional households to the national electricity network in urban areas. The project, valued at $ 79.3 million, will allow the extension of the electricity network and is supported by AFD, the EU and KfW. Togo aims to provide access to electricity to 108,000 households living…

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MCC approves 2nd compact of $494m for the benefit of Burkina Faso’s electricity sector

Jun 28, 2020

The 2nd compact from the MCC in Burkina Faso has been approved. With a budget of $ 494 million, it will, over five years, improve the national electricity sector by implementing reforms, increasing the availability of electricity and its access at affordable cost by the population. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors has…

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Sudan looks to reduce load shedding with 1,100 MW of new power plants

Jun 27, 2020

Sudan is facing a wave of load shedding due to the lack of maintenance of its power plants, induced by the mobility restrictions currently in force. While urging citizens to be patient, the Ministry of Energy announced the upcoming construction of 1,100 MW of power plants. In Sudan, the Ministry of Energy will undertake a…

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Mozambique’s PM calls for implementation of key electricity projects

Jun 26, 2020

Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Wednesday called for greater commitment from the publicly owned electricity company, EDM, to guarantee implementation of the company’s strategic projects. Rosario was speaking during the ceremony at which the new chairperson of the EDM board, Marcelino Gildo Alberto, was sworn into office. As key EDM projects, he…

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Tripoli residents await electricity in war-battered Libya

Jun 26, 2020

Calm might have returned to Tripoli after recent fighting, but electricity shortages still plague the Libyan capital, where generators chug incessantly and power cuts make for another long summer. Using a cane, Abulkassem al-Kikli walks slowly towards technicians who are working in his neighbourhood of Mashrou al-Hadba, which was heavily damaged in the fighting. He…

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Angolan Govt has major electrification plans

Jun 26, 2020

The Angolan government is getting serious about expanding electrification rates in the southern African country and will seek to increase power generation from 38% to around 60% under its “Angola Energy 2025 Vision.” During the Powering Forward: The Pathway to Grid Stability, Increased Capacity and a Diversified Angolan Economy’ webinar hosted by Africa Oil &…

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Power supply beckons for 141 Kagera villages in Tanzania

Jun 25, 2020

ONE hundred and forty one villages are expected to be connected to electricity during the implementation of a two-year REA III programme in Kagera Region. The Director of Technical Services of Rural Energy Agency (REA), Engineer Jones Olotu, said that the implementation of the project worth 51bn/- upon completion is in line with the government’s…

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Unplanned breakdowns reported by SA’s Eskom

Jun 24, 2020

South African state-owned power utility Eskom has announced the unexpected loss of four large units due to unplanned breakdowns. Appealing to the public, the parastatal has urgently requested consumers to reduce their electricity consumption as the generation system is severely constrained. According to a press statement, the breakdowns happened to units at Kendal, Majuba and…

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Ivory Coast Govt targets 80% electrification rate by end of 2020

Jun 23, 2020

80% of Ivorians will have access to electricity at the end of the current year according to government forecasts. This will mainly be possible thanks to the Electricity for All program which has already enabled 290,000 households to be connected to the national electricity network from $ 1.71. Côte d’Ivoire aims to reach an electrification…

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