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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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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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 … Read More
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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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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.… Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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