ESKOM LAUNCHES POWER PURCHASE PROGRAM IN SOUTH AFRICA

ESKOM LAUNCHES POWER PURCHASE PROGRAM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Eskom launches power purchase programme to secure 1 000MW to bolster constrained generation capacity

As part of the broad measures to address the load-shedding crisis, Eskom has today launched three programmes to procure much-needed power for the national grid.

Initially, the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more

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ELECTRICITY CHALLENGE: HOW ESKOM STAGE 6 IS CAUSING PANIC

ELECTRICITY CHALLENGE: HOW ESKOM STAGE 6 IS CAUSING PANIC

The future looks gloomy for South Africans after Eskom announced on Sunday morning that stage 6 will remain in place indefinitely.

And Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter said there is a risk that load shedding may be extended beyond stage 6.

“We will definitely have a high stage of

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EXPERTS SAYS AFRICA TO HAVE QUICKER ENERGY TRANSITION THAN OTHER CONTINENTS

EXPERTS SAYS AFRICA TO HAVE QUICKER ENERGY TRANSITION THAN OTHER CONTINENTS

Africa is set to achieve a quicker transition to renewable energy than any other continent, Mikir Shah, CEO of reinsurer Africa Specialty Risks (ASR).

Shah is Kenyan and a former CEO of AXA Africa Specialty Risks. His role in Africa-focused reinsurance gives him a unique perspective on energy investment and

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NIGERIA NATIONAL GRID RESTORED AFTER COLLAPSED

NIGERIA NATIONAL GRID RESTORED AFTER COLLAPSED

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the restoration of the national grid was almost completed following its collapse. Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Mbah said that the national grid experienced system disturbance at about 11:27

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USTDA GRANTS TO TRANSFORM MORORCCO POWER DISTRIBUTION

USTDA GRANTS TO TRANSFORM MORORCCO POWER DISTRIBUTION

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded today a grant to Marrakech’s electricity and water distributor (RADEEMA) for a feasibility study that aims to transform the power distribution facility into a smart grid.

Africa Climate Solutions, a Washington-based sustainable development firm, is set to conduct the study for Morocco’s

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NAMPOWER RENEGOTIATE 100MW ELECTRICITY SUPPLY FROM ESKOM

NAMPOWER RENEGOTIATE 100MW ELECTRICITY SUPPLY FROM ESKOM

NamPower managing director Simeon Haulofu confirmed that the power utility has renegotiated and extended its electricity supply agreement with Eskom for another three years. ESKOM, which is currently faced with frequent power cuts, will continue to supply Namibia with 100MW electricity.

This follows NamPower’s five-year agreement with Eskom for the

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RWANDA GOVT. TO ROLL OUT 43-MEGA WATT POWER PLANT

RWANDA GOVT. TO ROLL OUT 43-MEGA WATT POWER PLANT

The Government of Rwanda has embarked on the Nyabarongo II hydropower plant public project which will be established on River Nyabarongo in a bid to boost the country’s efforts to ensure universal access to electricity by 2024.

Located 27 kilometers from Kigali at the junction between the Southern and

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SOUTH AFRICA ESKOM TO RESUME STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING THIS WEEK

SOUTH AFRICA ESKOM TO RESUME  STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING THIS WEEK

State power utility Eskom has announced a further week of stage two load shedding following the continued shortage of generation capacity at its power stations.

The electricity supplier has been battling breakdowns and the slow return to service of some of its generation units for the past two weeks leading

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ESKOM GROUP EXECUTIVE RESIGNED AFTER 26YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ESKOM GROUP EXECUTIVE RESIGNED AFTER 26YEARS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Eskom Group Executive for Generation, Phillip Dukashe, has resigned from his position, following a 26-year association with the power utility.

The power utility announced Dukashe’s resignation on Monday – just more than a year after his permanent appointment in April 2021.

“A true, loyal asset to Eskom and the country,

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KenGen COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF 83MEGAWATT GEOTHERMAL PLANT

KenGen COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF 83MEGAWATT GEOTHERMAL PLANT

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has completed the construction of an 83-megawatt additional geothermal plant, setting in motion activities to add it to the national power grid by June 2022. This milestone follows a successful delivery of full steam to the Olkaria power plant.

KenGen Managing Director and CEO, Rebecca

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NIGERIA GOVT. TO RAMP POWER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH US$4BN FUNDING

NIGERIA GOVT. TO RAMP POWER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH US$4BN FUNDING

The Nigerian Federal Government has expressed optimism that the various funding arrangements amounting to about US$4 billion have been put in place to boost power transmission capacity and other power infrastructure in the country would lead to an improved power supply to Nigerians.

Nigeria’s electricity supply in the past two

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LIBERIAN SENATE REQUEST SOLUTION TO LIGHT PROBLEM FROM LEC & LERC

LIBERIAN SENATE REQUEST SOLUTION TO LIGHT PROBLEM FROM LEC & LERC

The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has given the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) and the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) two weeks to submit a plan of action with specific timeline. This is part of its plans to resolve the nation electricity challeneges

They have also asked them to recommend

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RESIDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT NAWEC INABILITY IN GAMBIA

RESIDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT NAWEC INABILITY IN GAMBIA

Residents of the Greater Banjul Area and West Coast Region in The Gambia has complain to the government about National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) inability to service them.

The people of the area has been suffering from inadequate water and electricity supply for a very long time and has

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TOTAL ENERGIES TO HELP UGANDA TAP THE WINDPOWER GOLDMINE

TOTAL ENERGIES TO HELP UGANDA TAP THE WINDPOWER GOLDMINE

TotalEnergies is making plans to help Uganda utilized its Wind power. The country currently has one of the lowest per capita electricity consumptions in the world with 215 kWh per capita per year.

So far, the country has a total installed energy capacity of 882MW, according to Energypedia.

Meanwhile, according

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NIGERIAN STILL IN DARKNESS DESPITE NERC 2,000MW POWER PROJECT APPROVAL

NIGERIAN STILL IN DARKNESS DESPITE NERC 2,000MW POWER PROJECT APPROVAL

It is well over a year since Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) granted approval for a 2000mw power project but still Nigeria are having Electricity challanges.

According to NERC’s analysis of data released, it showed that between the four quarters spanning June 2020 to June 2021, the industry regulator granted

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THE ROOT CAUSE AND SOLUTION TO ELECTRICITY SHORTAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE ROOT CAUSE AND SOLUTION TO ELECTRICITY SHORTAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

President Cyril Ramaphosa writes a letter to his people explaining the root cause and his proposed solution being implemented to resolve the issue of electricity shortages in South Africa. 

For more than a week now, South Africans have had to endure the disruption and inconvenience of intermittent load shedding, as

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SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WOOD POLES (MALAWI ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT)

SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WOOD POLES (MALAWI ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT)

The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Malawi Electricity Access Project (MEAP) to be implemented by The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM). ESCOM intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Supply and Delivery

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MOROCCO AND DR CONGO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION IN ELECTRICITY REGULATION

MOROCCO AND DR CONGO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION IN ELECTRICITY REGULATION

The National Electricity Regulatory Authority of Morocco (ANRE) and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ARE) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) signed Friday in Rabat a cooperation agreement to promote the exchange and transfer of experience in electricity regulation.

Initialed by AER president, Abdellatif Bardach, and his DRC counterpart, Louis

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NIGERIA GOVT. PLANS TO CONNECT CHAD TO NATIONAL POWER GRID

NIGERIA GOVT. PLANS TO CONNECT CHAD TO NATIONAL POWER GRID

Despite the daily outcry from Nigerians in the country over lack of power supply, Nigeria government still wants to connect another nation to its power grid.

It is not a bad idea helping a nation that is struggling with any infrastructure development but knowing your citizens are suffering of such

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