Ashaka Cement Company, a subsidiary of Lafarge Africa Plc will soon launch a 16-megawatt power plant in Nigeria. The power plant will help add more megawatts to the national grid.
According to the Managing Director of Ashaka Cement, Rabiu Abdullah Umar, the plant which costs about 11 million naira; will … Read More
Rwanda signs deal to extract methane gas from Lake Kivu
The Rwanda government have signed a US$400 million deal with Gasmeth Energy Ltd to extract, process, compress and also bottle methane gas from Lake Kivu. The signing of the seven years deal took place on Friday 1st February 2019 but … Read More
Uganda gets US$212 million from Chinese government for Rural Electrification Programme.
The Chinese government have given a US$212 million loan to Uganda to help support its rural electrification programme. Uganda plans to increase its rural electrification access rate to 51 per cent by 2030. Under the rural electrification programme it … Read More
Kenya Power will see its funding for the Last Mile Connectivity Project doubled by African Development Bank (AfDB).
AfDB gives Kenya US $30m for the first phase and second phase one of the Last Mile project money. The funds will cover 600,000 Kenyan households connected to electricity with 314,000 targeted … Read More
Hundreds of homes in Namibia are going to get electricity connection.
The long wait by prospective applicants on council’s waiting to secure electricity is slowly being shortened as the electrification of about 322 even, which was the stumbling block to award plots to the people in Omuthiya, is envisaged to … Read More
POWER TO POWER SUMMIT 2018: INNOVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Details of the Power to Power Summit 2018 is as follows:
Date: 5th and 6th July, 2018
Venue: Hotel Presidential Port-Harcourt
Time: 10 a.m daily
The need for organizing this Power to Power Summit is to address the issues affecting energy/power … Read More
Angola moves from 11th to 5th in Africa hydropower ranking.
Hydro capacity in Angola have grown from 400MW in 2016 to 1,108MW in 2017. This progress have moved the country to become one of five (5) largest hydropower(s) in the continent.
The local Laúca and Cambambe dams are also responsible … Read More
Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) invites bidders for 550MW Didesa hydroelectric power project.
Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) Corp is inviting private project developers for the financing and construction of the 550MW Didesa hydroelectric power project. Selection of the project company will be based on the least bid price and tariff charges … Read More
Nigeria will begin trading electricity with other West African countries by June this year.
The regulatory body for electricity trade in West Africa, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) in conjunction with West African Power Pool (WAPP) is hoping to launch the regional electricity market by June. Therefore, there will … Read More
US $40m state of the art substation commissioned in Namibia, that will increase electricity consumption from 60mw to 120mw at a capacity of 11kv.
Erongo Red which is a Namibia regional electricity distributor has commissioned a state of the art substation that will help increase the production and distribution of … Read More
Ethiopia 100MW Solar farm project to get US$120m from Italian Firm.
An Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, Enel Electricity Company whose Enel Green Power unit lead a consortium has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 megawatt solar farm in Ethiopia.
The Consortium which … Read More
Nigeria government approves electricity bill debt payment but the amount not accepted by Disco.
The approval of the payment which is up to US$72million is for power consumed by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The fund which is expected to be paid to the Electricity distribution companies is actually below … Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari, approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba.
“Nigeria started talking about it since 1972; that is about 45 years ago. said The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
He also said, … Read More