SIX YEARS, US$5.2M SPENT AND STILL NO ELECTRICITY IN MAKHABELENI, SOUTH AFRICA

SIX YEARS, US$5.2M SPENT AND STILL NO ELECTRICITY IN MAKHABELENI, SOUTH AFRICA

The constant failure to deliver on it’s promise is one major factor affecting infrastructure development in Africa. Makhabeleni residents has endure so much over the past 6years just because of such failed promise.

Six years and US$5.2m spent so far but still no sign of any electricity infrastructure within the

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HOW ELECTRICITY IS VITAL FOR AFRICA’s HEALTHCARE SECTOR DURING COVID19

HOW ELECTRICITY IS VITAL FOR AFRICA’s HEALTHCARE SECTOR DURING COVID19

Electricity is one of the most important infrastructure needed at the moment as the world continue its fight against the novel virus. Modern health services require electricity everywhere in the world.

Yet today, health clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa and much of the developing world still remain underserved by

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ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION: WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS BEEN USED

ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION: WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS BEEN USED

Transmission is one of three important aspect of electricity generation. That is why we need to understand the materials that are needed before electricity is transmitted.

Transmission line is an important part of power system. The cost and life of transmission line primarily depend on the material used for making

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ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT REVISED IN SOUTH AFRICA

ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT REVISED IN SOUTH AFRICA

New revisions to power sector regulations could lead to upsurge in corporate PPAs

The South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe recently announced that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) was currently being revised. The revisions will accommodate “self-generation and facilitate municipal generation options”. While all

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EGYPT AND SUDAN KICKS OFF ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTION PROJECT

EGYPT AND SUDAN KICKS OFF ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTION PROJECT

Egypt and Sudan will to begin the project to link both national grids.

The project which is expected to operate at a total capacity of 50MW and further rise to a total capacity of 240MW by the end of this year.

Sudan has offered USD20 million of the USD31.74 million

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ZAMBIA TO KICK START PROCESS FOR IMPORTING ELECTRICITY

ZAMBIA TO KICK START PROCESS FOR IMPORTING ELECTRICITY

Zambia’s President Lungu informed his Minister of Energy to start process of importing electricity after ZECO announced rationing power.

President  Edgar Lungu of Zambia has informed the Minister of energy to start the process of importing electricity. This directive follows after the country was hit with a major electricity problem.…

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MALAWI’s PARLIAMENT PASSES LOAN BILL FOR ELECTRICITY EXPANSION

MALAWI’s PARLIAMENT PASSES LOAN BILL FOR ELECTRICITY EXPANSION

Parliament pass loan bill for electricity expansion in Malawi.

Malawi parliament has passed a loan bill that will enable them borrow fund for the nation electricity expansion. The bill for the loan which is worth US$150m will aim to increase access to electricity in Malawi.

According to Minister of Finance …

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ZIMBABWE NEGOTIATE MORE POWER DEAL WITH MOZAMBIQUE

ZIMBABWE NEGOTIATE MORE POWER DEAL WITH MOZAMBIQUE

Minister Advocate Fortune Chasi announced negotiation deal with Mozambique for electricity generation.

Zimbabwe is negotiating a deal with Mozambique for electricity generation in the country. The 400 MW deal will enable the country prevent more power shortage which they are facing at the moment. This was according to Energy and …

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NIGERIAN GOVT SIGNS ELECTRICITY DEAL WITH SIEMENS

NIGERIAN GOVT SIGNS ELECTRICITY DEAL WITH SIEMENS

Will this new deal help solve the nation’s problem or is this another project that will look amazing but end up being a waste of time?

Electricity is an unavoidable prerequisite to any nation’s development. These is due to its role in the socio-economic and technological development of every …

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INTRO ENERGY TO LAUNCH US$100M PROJECT IN EGYPT

INTRO ENERGY TO LAUNCH US$100M PROJECT IN EGYPT

Intro Energy to launch electricity projects using net metering system in Egypt.

Intro Energy is set to launch projects that will help produce electricity from renewable resources in Egypt. The project will be to implement a solar energy plant with a capacity of 20MW in Sharm El-Sheikh. This will also …

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QUANTEL TO PUMP 50MW FOR MALAWI ELECTRICITY GRID

QUANTEL TO PUMP 50MW FOR MALAWI ELECTRICITY GRID

Quantel announced plans to pump 50mw under the Bwengu Solar Park Project for Malawi electricity grid

Quantel Renewable Energy is making plans to pump 50mw into Malawi electricity grid. This project was announced during the signing of 14 power purchase agreement (PPA) deal that involves different energy company.

Quantel CEO …

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VANDALISATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AFFECTING KENYA POWER

VANDALISATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AFFECTING KENYA POWER

Kenya Power spends Sh5.5 billion on installation of electricity due to vandalism.

Kenya Power has announced that the constant vandalism of electrical materials is affecting them. This has result in the distribution company spending Sh5.5 billion in installation of street lights in Nairobi alone.

The distribution company has make sure …

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SEPLAT PARTNERS WITH NNPC TO RAISE US$700m GAS DEVELOPMENT FUNDS

SEPLAT PARTNERS WITH NNPC TO RAISE US$700m GAS DEVELOPMENT FUNDS

Seplat teams up with NNPC to improve gas production in Nigeria.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company recently announced that it is partnering with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); to raise US$700 million for a gas development project.

The US$700 million is for a joint gas project in Imo state; which will …

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LOAN REQUEST FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN NIGERIA

LOAN REQUEST FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION IN NIGERIA

Nigerian Govt to request USD 200 million loan for rural electrification project.

The Nigerian government approves a request to obtain a USD 150 million loan from African Development Bank (AfDB). More so, the loan will feature an additional USD 50 million fund from the Africa Grow Together Fund – a

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PEG AFRICA COMPLETES US$25m SERIES C FUNDING

PEG AFRICA COMPLETES US$25m SERIES C FUNDING

PEG Africa raises US$25 million Series C funding to boosts its off-grid solar expansion in West Africa

A solar company PEG Africa, who provides pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar services in West Africa; have raised a US$25 million Series C funding. This have now taken its funding total to US$50 million.

PEG

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UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

President Kaguta Museveni will later today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam

Uganda Government will today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam project. The 183MW Isimba Hydropower Dam will help address the shortage of power and also increase the nation capacity to 1000MW.

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EGYPT INCREASE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO JORDAN

EGYPT INCREASE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO JORDAN

Egypt increase gas supply to Jordan for electricity generation to 350m cubic feet per day.

Egypt has increased its gas supply to Jordan to help generate more electricity. The daily supply to Jordan have been increased from the normal 100 m cubic feet per day to 350 m cubic feet …

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ASHAKA CEMENT COMPANY TO LAUNCH 16 MEGA WATT PLANT

ASHAKA CEMENT COMPANY TO LAUNCH 16 MEGA WATT PLANT

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 …

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RWANDA SIGNS US$400m METHANE GAS PRODUCTION DEAL

RWANDA SIGNS US$400m METHANE GAS PRODUCTION DEAL

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 …

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UGANDA RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME GETS US$212m

UGANDA RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME GETS US$212m

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 …

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