POWER WEEK AFRICA

POWER WEEK AFRICA

POWER WEEK AFRICA is the 3rd annual international conference & summit specially designed for the African electric power & energy industry, delivering a unique experience for each day of the event. You are guaranteed 5 days of premium networking opportunities that is inclusive of a 2-day main conference, 5

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COURT ORDERS ESKOM TO RESTORE ELECTRICITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

COURT ORDERS ESKOM TO RESTORE ELECTRICITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

The North Gauteng High Court Acting Judge Anthony has ordered Eskom, south Africa power distributor to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately.

Eskom was taking to court by the Applicants, the Vaal River Development Association, which represented communities in Parys

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY CHALLENGES REVEAL WEAK GOVT’ POLICIES

SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY CHALLENGES REVEAL WEAK GOVT’ POLICIES

For a leading African nation that is meant to be a shining example to other African nations, it feels so sad that they are struggling to meet the electricity demand of citizens. Over the last 13 years, various administrations in South Africa have promised to solve the electricity challenges plaguing

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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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POWER SUPPLY BOOST AS IKEJA ELECTRIC LAUNCHED FEEDERS

POWER SUPPLY BOOST AS IKEJA ELECTRIC LAUNCHED FEEDERS

Ikeja Electric launched two new feeders to enable better alignment and strengthened the network.

As plans to boost power supply in Lagos state, Ikeja Electric has launched two new feeders. The two new feeders are Igando 33KV and Ijegun 33KV according to Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications at Ikeja Electric.

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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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CONSTRUCTION OF PWALUGU MULTIPURPOSE DAM

CONSTRUCTION OF PWALUGU MULTIPURPOSE DAM

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 …

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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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PRESIDENT SISI PLAN EXPANSION OF ENERGY SECTOR

PRESIDENT SISI PLAN EXPANSION OF ENERGY SECTOR

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 …

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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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WIND POWER TO EASE ELECTRICITY BILL PAYMENT IN KENYA

WIND POWER TO EASE ELECTRICITY BILL PAYMENT IN KENYA

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 …

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ZERA TO LICENSE INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS (IPPs)

ZERA TO LICENSE INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS (IPPs)

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 …

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GHANA EXCESS ELECTRICITY CAPACITY SPENDING REACHES US$30m

GHANA EXCESS ELECTRICITY CAPACITY SPENDING REACHES US$30m

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 …

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JICA NEGOTIATING DEAL WITH ELECTRICITY MINISTRY TO LAUNCH NEW PROGRAM IN EGYPT

JICA NEGOTIATING DEAL WITH ELECTRICITY MINISTRY TO LAUNCH NEW PROGRAM IN EGYPT

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 …

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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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