Aggreko has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. The one year contract will support the country's national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS – an add-on technology, which substitutes a significant portion of diesel fuel with natural gas.
ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market.
Harith General Partners (Harith) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), two preeminent institutional investors based in Africa, have merged their power sector assets, expertise and experience to create a new energy entity combining both renewable and non-renewable power generating assets in Africa.
Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has signed $117.5m equity investment from investors including IFC, the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund, two funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company.
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has commissioned a 24KW micro-grid solar system in Charwa/Chakun, an off-grid community in Markafi local government area of Kaduna State.
Zenith Bank Plc of Nigeria and the French Development Agency (Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), operator of France’s bilateral development finance mechanism, have signed a US$100 Million power sector credit facility.
Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania
General Electric’s (GE) Distributed Power business has announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant,.
Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania
GE’s Distributed Power business has announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet.
[Kenya] Akiira Geothermal Ltd signs a US$1.37 million grant agreement with the African Union Commission
Akiira Geothermal Ltd (Akiira) has signed a grant contract with the African Union Commission (AUC) of US$1.37 million to fund exploratory drilling works it is currently undertaking in Akiira Ranch, south of Ol Karia geothermal fields, Naivasha sub-County of Nakuru in Kenya.
This event offers a unique and exciting opportunity to learn more about Yokogawa’s solutions and how they can assist in achieving safe, reliable, and profitable operations.
NEAH GES Dubai today announced that its affiliates have completed the consolidation and the corporate rebranding of its business units in Africa.
Huawei has launched its mid-range phone the G-Power into the Nigerian market in partnership with Jumia, having stunning displays in select high traffic location within Lagos State.
Former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and over 18 Heads of State and Government, as well as over 1,500 leaders from business and society are expected at the 3rd Commonwealth Africa Summit 2016 from the 14th – 16th March in London, United Kingdom under the theme: Shared Prosperity, Mutual Security.
The Japanese government as part of its support for Nigeria’s power sector has offered $800 million credit line to Nigeria that will be used to rehabilitate and extend the lifespan of the Jebba power plant.
For the past couple of weeks, the Nigerian public has been speculating and trying to guess what #ThePowerOfSharing! Nigerians can heave a sigh of relief as Huawei is launching the Huawei G-Power #ThePowerOfSharing exclusively on Jumia in Nigeria.
SoloPower Systems announces today that Direct Group Africa, has executed a letter of intent to integrate SoloPower’s innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic (PV) technology into the manufacture of up to 15,000 low income and student housing units in South Africa.
The Dominovas Energy Corporation is a company in a hurry. It has already signed Power Provider Agreements (PPAs), totalling 200MW, to supply electricity through its innovative fuel cell technology to the Democratic Republic of Congo;
German company Renusol has teamed up with Lumax Energy to market its solar roof mounting products in South Africa.
Plans have been initiated to install solar panels that would generate about 1.5mw of power to run the production plant of local beverage company, Kasapreko Company Limited.
The Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) has said that an energy demand study, which it conducted in 2010, had projected that by 2020, Nigeria would be generating 1,500 megawatts (MW) of electricity from nuclear sources.
Dangote Group has concluded preliminary arrangements to build a multi-million naira 500mw electricity plant for the benefit of the people of Kano and its environs.
Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station has unveiled plans to construct a 300megawatts (Mw) photo voltaic solar power plant on the existing plant premises which was conceded to the North-South Power Company (NSP) Limited on November 1, 2013.
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) yesterday announced the successful merger of its two power subsidiaries Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited and Ughelli Power Plc.
Dangote Group's Joseph Makoju, Akon Lighting Africa and the AfDB big winners at West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos
Joseph Makoju, Honorary Advisor for the Dangote Group, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Regional Award during the sold-out gala dinner at the West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos on Tuesday evening.
The Ondo State Government has reached a contractual agreement for the construction of a 1050 megawatt (mw) independent power project (IPP) with a South Korea firm, POSCO E&C.
The Board of Directors of Power Mech Projects Ltd have decided to explore business opportunities in Nigeria & other African countries by establishing a joint venture entity in Lagos, Nigeria with an intent to undertake activities of repair of Steam/Gas Turbine, engineering services,
PW Power Systems Announces Successful Commercial Operation Of MOBILEPAC® Gas Turbine Generators In Sub-Saharan Africa
PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), today announced successful commercial operation of three MOBILEPAC gas turbine generator packages in sub-Saharan Africa.
South Africa reached a milestone this September when it put online its first large-scale project owned by an independent power producer (IPP).
The Federal Government has gotten support for its power program with the signing of an agreement with the United Kingdom on the use of solar energy to provide electricity to rural people.
As part of Secretary John Kerry's Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC, Washington, U.S.) on October 20th, 2015 signed an agreement with renewable energy developer SolarReserve LLC (Santa Monica, California, U.S.) and CWA Power (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), recognizing OPIC's USD 400 million commitment of debt financing to support the development of the Redstone Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project in Northern Cape, South Africa.
ZESCO will next month finalise all the power purchasing related agreements with EMCO Energy Zambia which will develop a 600 megawatts (MW) power station in Sinazongwe of Southern Province.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his government to ensure that the country’s electricity sector would eventually drive the promising growth trajectories of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
France has granted $170 million aimed at increasing the power supply for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and also plans to provide support for other power projects.
The renewable energy market in West Africa is coming of age and with the right framework, large and small scale projects are doable. This is according to Dr Afolabi Otitoju, renewable energy expert and consultant for the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) was awarded "Power Transaction of the Year" by the East African Power Industry for its role in financing the development of an independent solar hybrid mini-grid project in rural Tanzania.
Project Solaris in South Africa, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production of the energy rich tobacco crop “Solaris” in the Limpopo region of South Africa.
The event is hosted by Event Patrons, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in partnership with Spintelligent Pty and Clarion Events Ltd, African event specialists and organisers of the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC).
America has been depicted as the ‘land of opportunity’. Why do we believe this? - The use of soft power. Their popular culture and mass media - the films, books, news media, stories and music - have influenced us to accept this portrayal of the USA.
Federal Ministry of Power Nigeria confirms as supporter of Powering Africa meeting alongside BPE, NBET and Ministry of Finance
Last week, the EnergyNet Nigeria team met with industry stakeholders to discuss the upcoming Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting which is taking place on 14 and 15 September at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
Symbion Power, an American Independent Power Producer, and the most prolific investor in the African power sector from the United States announced today that it has entered into a Protocol D'Accord directly with His Excellency Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar
Capital Investment has announced plans to raise $10 Billion to build up to 10,000 power projects in Nigeria.
On Wednesday, global renewable energy company juwi Renewable Energy celebrated its successful bid of its 140MW Garob Wind Farm in the fourth round of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
On 18 June, the Eranove Group, a major pan-African player in the electricity and water sectors, signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali through its subsidiary Kenié Energie Renouvelable.
The Board of Directors of Enel Green Power S.p.A. have appointed by co-optation Francesca Romana Napolitano as non-executive Director of the company. She replaces Andrea Brentan, who resigned from the position in May 2015.
APR Energy has signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation to provide the country with 35MW of electricity over a two-year period
Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction of 82.5MW Pulida solar power plant in the Free State province in South Africa.
VELUX Group, Little Sun and Plan International Partner to Distribute Sustainable Solar-Powered Light in Africa
Today leading window manufacturer The VELUX Group and the social business Little Sun announce a partnership with the NGO Plan International to distribute a new solar lamp
As part of the efforts by the private investors in the power sector to educate electricity consumers on the importance of high quality of electricity equipment installed in homes and offices, Powercell Limited recently gathered electricity consultants and other users of power equipment to sensitise them on the UPS manufactured at ABB’s factory Switzerland.
"Investing in the power sector in Africa can be very lucrative and we have the success stories to prove it", says Evan Schiff, event director of African Utility Week, taking place in Cape Town from 12-14 May
A new report from PwC and Strategy& warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that don’t stay ahead of change are in danger.
Azuri, Oasis Africa Resources and Ministry of Power Lead the Charge to Provide Off-Grid Home Solar in Ghana
Azuri Technologies announced at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa Event today its partnership with energy company Oasis African Resources to bring affordable, pay-as-you-go solar power to 100,000 off-grid homes in Ghana in the next 2 years.
Deal calls for Scatec Solar to build, own and operate a trio of solar power plants with a 42 percent shareholding
On Wednesday, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies launched Africa’s first-ever 100 kilowatt fuel cell that runs on platinum and natural gas installed at the Chamber of Mines offices in Johannesburg.
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has acquired a 111MW deal to supply turbines to Enel Green Power wind farm in South Africa.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided a $40 million term loan funding to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) to enable the company roll out upgrades and implement installations to enhance its transmission and distribution capacity.
The Western Sahara Resources Watch (WSRW) on Monday denounced the oil drilling operations off Western Sahara shores carried out by the U.S. firm Kosmos Energy, asking for the cancellation of its activities.
Energy in Africa: Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda Ministries gather to address power sector and shape regional infrastructure planning
Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa's crippling power deficit.
The president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, has promised to fix the current energy crisis plaguing the nation in the coming months ahead. He made this pledge in his state of the nation’s address in Parliament earlier today on the 26th of February. According to the president, the current power shortage will not be managed as had been done by previous government, but would rather find permanent solutions.
US President Barack Obama’s Power Africa Initiative Joins African Utility Week as Country Partner in Cape Town in May
African Utility Week has announced that Power Africa, US President Barack Obama’s initiative to improve access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, will be the official country partner of the upcoming conference and expo from 12-14 May at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.
More than 1,500 business and political leaders are expected to attend this year’s NYFA. The theme of the Forum is Invest in the Energy Continent; it will focus on the new dynamism in the continent, from entrepreneurs and inward investment, as well as the growing energy sector. Key topics include: economic dynamism; energy sector opportunities; entrepreneurship and enterprise; job creation and economic diversification; education and innovation. The New York Forum AFRICA is the only pan-African business summit to be held in Africa in 2015.
The AFC delegation, headed by the Senior Vice President of Power, Batchi Baldeh, will showcase the AFC’s transformative power projects at the summit and demonstrate the significant impact that the work of the AFC is continuing to have on the sector.
Aggreko the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced a three year contract extension to its 200 MW gas-fired power project in Ivory Coast, with an option to extend this by a further two years.
Cenpower announces financial close of USD900m project financing for construction of largest independent power plant in Ghana
A consortium led by ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia and Solar Reserve of the US has been awarded the right to develop the 1.2 billion Redstone Project a 100 MW concentrating solar power generation utilizing central tower technology at the Northern Cape Province South Africa.
Barely a month after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)signed agreement withplayers in the power sector in collaboration withthe Ministries of Power and Petroleum Resources as well as the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility (NEMSF), the Bank has signed another agreement with the Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in the country to boost power supply in the country.
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by DiViNetworks – the leading provider of software-centric network solutions, serving over 150 ISPs in 50 countries.
Seeking to further expand its gas engine sales presence in Africa's oil and gas sector, GE's Distributed Power business today announced IGPES Gas & Power Limited will serve as the new authorized distributor and service provider for GE's Waukesha gas engines and genuine parts in Nigeria.
East Africa's largest power distributor Kenya Power, has announced the selection of IBM for an automated system that will provide a real time status of all business processes. This will enable Kenya Power to implement its strategic expansion plans.
Three Ghanaian companies have emerged winners in the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge sponsored by General Electric (GE), the U.S. Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
An official UK Trade Mission is set to arrive in Zimbabwe this Tuesday. This is the first such mission to Zimbabwe in many years. The theme of the mission ...
Powering Africa: Ethiopia 2014: Leading African Infrastructure firm Black Rhino to meet with international stakeholders at Powering Africa
Founder and CEO of Black Rhino Brian Herlihy will attend and speak at the 3rd annual investment meeting Powering Africa: Ethiopia, taking place from 20-21st ...
With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries ...
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $950,000 grant for the development of the WINDIGA 20 MW Solar PV power plant in Burkina Faso. ...