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.… Read More
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 … Read More
Ghana to commence the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam in November.
The meeting between the Vise President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minister of Finance, Volta River Authority and the Ghana Infrastructural Development Fund is successful as the dam construction will being in November. The multipurpose dam will be at the Eastern region … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
President Sisi Plans for Energy sector expansion after meeting with Noble Energy CEO
Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has meet with delegates from Noble Energy for the expansion of the Energy sector. The meeting had in attendance Noble Energy CEO and Minister of petroleum.
During the meet, President Fattah el-Sisi … Read More
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 … Read More
Wind power purchase set to reduce electricity bills in Kenya.
Residents in Kenya are set to have a reduce bill when it comes to electricity payment in the fourth quarter. This is after Kenya power plans to purchase wind-generated electricity at half price from October.
The plan is to first … Read More
ZERA to issue 12 independent power producers (IPPs) license to operate in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) is set to license 12 independent power producers. This new plan will help the country’s power deficit gap to be slashed significantly.
The aim is to increase the nation power producing firm … Read More
Ghana to reduce excess electricity spending after President Nana Akufo-Addo directive.
Ghana Government has announced that they lose US$30m annually due to spending on excess electricity capacity. The Minister of Energy John Peter Amewu made the announcement during the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Ghana forum.
The theme of … Read More
JICA is in talks with Egypt Ministry of Electricity to launch two new programmes.
Energy is an important aspect when it comes to infrastructural development. This is why the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA is in talks with Egypt Electricity Ministry to launch two programs.
The talks were announced by … 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
Mali’s 90MW power plant to go online by next week
Mali’s first independent power project, a 90MW power plant will become active by next week. The 90MW plant costs about US$139.06-million (€122-million), and will also help drive foreign investment in the West African country. It’s location is in the gold-rich … Read More
Botswana Power Corporation partners with GE Power to increase access to energy services for its populace.
GE Power’s Grid Solution business have signed its first contract Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the state’s electricity distributor. The contract proves the commitment of the Southern African nation in providing its people with access … Read More
The African Development Bank has revealed plans to invest US $12bn in Nigeria’s energy programme.
AfDb President Akinwumi Adesina,confirmed the statement during the inaugural edition of the Africa Energy Market Place. Therefor there is need to act speedily to accelerate the plans to light up and power Africa.
“The … Read More
Nigeria’s quest to improve power supply will receive US $1.57 bn.
The donors include World Bank, African Development Bank AfDB, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and French Development Agency.
The fund is for the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion Program (TREP). Also TREP of the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN for … Read More
Power Africa Uganda signs MoU with UESA to expand solar energy in Uganda.
The Power Africa Uganda Accelerator, a US government funded initiative have sign an MoU with Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA). The MoU will grant Uganda’s off-grid solar expansion programme US$500,000 to boost access to solar energy solutions … Read More
DR Congo begins plans for construction of Inga 3 hydropower project this year.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is planning to start the construction of the US$13.9bn Inga 3 Hydropower project this year. There have been previous delays on this project; but now a joint bid from two previously competing … 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