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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SA GOVT. TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF COAL FOR NATION’s ENERGY MIX

SA GOVT. TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF COAL FOR NATION’s ENERGY MIX

South Africa Government has announced that there are currently no plans to discontinue the use of coal as part of the country’s energy mix.

Deputy President David Mabuza made the statement while responding to oral questions in the National Assembly.

He said the country’s energy generation is guided by the

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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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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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Mastering Wind Power (Online Course)

Mastering Wind Power (Online Course)

An essential guide to the business of wind power project planning & development

A comprehensive, up-to-date and business-focused roadmap to success in delivering wind power growth, today and tomorrow.

Attendees will gain an excellent understanding of all the key factors facing wind power developers and investors, from resource assessment and

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LNG: Supply, Demand, Pricing and Trading (Online Course)

LNG: Supply, Demand, Pricing and Trading (Online Course)

At the beginning of 2020, the LNG business was looking forward to another year of expansion after a successful 2019 during which production increased by 42.5 mt and final investment decisions (FIDs) were taken on 71 mtpa of liquefaction capacity. COVID-19 has radically changed those expectations. LNG production continued to

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SPOTLIGHT ON UGANDA’S ROAD, POWER AND WATER SECTOR LEADERS

SPOTLIGHT ON UGANDA’S ROAD, POWER AND WATER SECTOR LEADERS

Three Infrastructure sector leaders, Ms. Allen C. Kagina (Executive Director, Uganda National Roads Authority), Mr. Selestino Babungi (Managing Director, Umeme Limited – Uganda’s main electricity distribution company) and Dr. Silver Mugisha (Managing Director, National Water & Sewerage Corporation) share information about their organisation’s roles in the development of Uganda.

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TOP FINANCIER INCREASES FUNDING REQUIREMENT FOR POWER PROJECTS

TOP FINANCIER INCREASES FUNDING REQUIREMENT FOR POWER PROJECTS

Standard Bank will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, but will continue to provide finance to thermal coal mining projects and companies if they meet certain criteria, it said on Thursday.

Climate activists have been pressuring Standard Bank – Africa’s largest bank by assets – to curb its

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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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