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Tunisia, Switzerland sign energy transition agreement
20-07-2017 | 11:27:00
An agreement that provides for launching the National Energy Transition Plan for Tunisian municipalities support project was inked Tuesday by Tunisia and Switzerland at the headquarters of the National Energy Management Agency.
Tanzania wins $21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector
20-07-2017 | 08:05:03
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
Gigawatt Global expands its green energy offerings in Africa with Burundi street lighting project
20-07-2017 | 07:56:22
Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative partnership between Mayor Freddy MBONIMPA and Gigawatt Global, a founding member of United States Power Africa's Beyond the Grid program.
[Togo] BBOXX to install 30,000 solar home systems in five years
19-07-2017 | 14:51:39
BBOXX , one of the UK's fastest growing renewable-energy businesses has signed an agreement to implement 300,000 BBOXX solar home systems in Togo over the next five years.
Rwanda, World Bank sign agreement to increase electricity access through off grid renewable energy
17-07-2017 | 12:20:00
Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Panning, Claver Gatete and World Bank Country Manager for Rwanda, Yasser El Gammal have signed a $50 million Scaling-Up Energy Renewable Program (SREP) financing agreement.
[Nigeria] NNPC Refineries meet 60% of Domestic Kerosene Consumption
17-07-2017 | 10:31:18
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that its three refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna now supply 60 per cent of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), popularly known as kerosene, consumed in the country.
Mobisol secures additional loan facility from Finnfund to light homes
17-07-2017 | 08:42:32
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016
AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs
12-07-2017 | 14:30:28
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
AfDB to finance construction of 32 megawatts solar power plant in N’Djamena, Chad
12-07-2017 | 07:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital.
SNC-Lavalin completes transformative acquisition of WS Atkins
11-07-2017 | 10:13:48
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of WS Atkins plc one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management.
REDAVIA opens new office in Ghana
06-07-2017 | 07:31:34
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has opened its first office and legal entity in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
[Column] Korede Ologun: What African countries can learn from Ethiopia and its economic success
05-07-2017 | 14:17:00
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges.
[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya
05-07-2017 | 12:01:00
A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation.
[South Africa] AEP Energy lists as Special Purpose Acquisition Company at JSE
05-07-2017 | 11:04:28
AEP Energy Africa has listed as a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) on the JSE’s AltX board.
AfDB and Government of Japan launch Japan-Africa Energy Initiative
05-07-2017 | 10:31:00
The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
Morocco secures $25 million loan from the Clean Technology Fund for hybrid solar project
03-07-2017 | 15:45:26
Morocco has received approval for a $25 million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF).
[South Africa] Eskom testing new technologies for deployment in the fight against electricity theft
30-06-2017 | 10:35:00
Eskom is investigating an arsenal of new technologies to deploy in its ongoing fight against electricity theft.
African Union Commission signs partnership with New Zealand for new geothermal facility
29-06-2017 | 16:02:25
The African Union Commission and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a partnership for the establishment of the ‘New Zealand – Africa Geothermal Facility’.
Liberia to transform renewable energy sector with support from African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds
29-06-2017 | 07:47:00
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) awarded Liberia a grant in the amount of $ 23.25 million to help transform the country’s renewable energy sector.
Mobisol acquires Lumeter to expand off grid solar pay as you go solution
28-06-2017 | 07:46:37
Mobisol has announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry.
Y’ello Box connects Nigerians to electricity through mobile phones
27-06-2017 | 16:30:19
In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives.
[South Africa] Johnny Dladla appointed acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom
23-06-2017 | 14:30:00
The Eskom Board has announced the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Boost in Genset manufacturing activity to resolve power challenges in Southern African region
22-06-2017 | 12:48:00
Southern Africa's extreme dependence on South Africa to meet its electricity requirements is intensifying the need for diesel genset assembly plants in the country.
Kenya Power in renewed drive to connect more customers to national grid
21-06-2017 | 10:37:00
Utility company Kenya Power is targeting to bring down the timeline for connecting new commercial customers to less than two months.
Zambia bets on solar power plant to power homes, produce sugar and export electricity
20-06-2017 | 12:16:44
Earlier this year, Cleantech Invest portfolio company Nocart announced the signing of a $200 million contract to develop a solar hybrid power plant in the Shangombo District of Western Province, Zambia
Russia and Ethiopia sign MoU on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy
20-06-2017 | 11:25:00
On June 19, 2017, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Ethiopia signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy.
[Nigeria] Erin Energy Provides Drilling and Production Update
20-06-2017 | 10:11:00
Erin Energy Corporation has provided an update on its drilling operations that are expected to double production for the Company, as well as updated its plans for drilling one of its prime exploration prospects.
[Nigeria] Dangote Refinery Contracts DuPont Technology for Clean Emission
20-06-2017 | 09:58:33
DuPont Clean Technologies announced that Dangote Oil Refinery Company Limited has commissioned a range of advanced proprietary equipment from DuPont for the construction of a new refinery in Lekki, Lagos.
SolarNow to open first branch in Kenya on June 20
19-06-2017 | 08:26:18
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow is due to open its first branch in Kenya on June 20th.
Wartsila to supply gold mine extension to Guinea
16-06-2017 | 07:35:30
The technology group Wärtsilä has announced it will supply a power plant extension to AngloGold Ashanti’s gold mine in Siguiri, Guinea.
Efacec strengthens Guinea Bissau’s electrical capacity
15-06-2017 | 07:27:08
Efacec has won the international public tender for the construction of essential infrastructure to double the current installed electrical capacity of Bissau.
ENGIE and eleQtra sign agreement for development of a wind project in Ghana
13-06-2017 | 07:33:20
ENGIE and eleQtra a developer of power and transportation projects in sub-Saharan Africa, signed have signed a joint agreement on wind power project.
[Nigeria] NNPC Increases Gas Supply for Power Generation
12-06-2017 | 11:06:00
Efforts by the Federal Government to boost electric power generation in the country may soon yield the required dividend following the sustained increase in gas supply for power generation.
LG Chem to supply RO Membranes to Egypt's largest seawater desalination plant
12-06-2017 | 10:57:54
LG Chem is stepping up a drive to lead the global water treatment market after winning Egypt’s largest project to turn sea water into fresh water.
[Column] Brett Parker: How homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa's most pressing challenges
09-06-2017 | 11:01:00
By now, I am convinced that you have heard of M-Pesa, the popular and often-cited mobile banking system that has become Africa's innovation calling card.
Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana renewable energy projects emerge winners of $7m Access Co-Development Facility competition
09-06-2017 | 09:19:00
Access Power is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility.
IFC supports Mozambique’s first utility scale solar power plant to address energy gaps
08-06-2017 | 07:50:45
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced a landmark financing package of $55 million to build Mozambique’s first utility scale solar PV plant, which will help increase electricity sector climate resilience and deliver power to rural areas.
[South Africa] Builders Warehouse launches first store powered by renewable energy
06-06-2017 | 11:28:28
Builders Warehouse has unveiled the North Riding store as the first to make use of renewable energy. The store has a 126 kilowatt peak plant which consists of 400 roof-mounted polycrystalline PV panels.
Energiya Global commits 1$billion to advance green energy power projects across 15 West African countries.
06-06-2017 | 07:28:00
Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community
[Column] Frances Okosi: The rise of renewable energy across Africa
01-06-2017 | 12:12:00
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and supra-national level.
[South Africa] Hulisani aquires Momentous Technology, announces maiden results
01-06-2017 | 09:37:00
JSE-listed Hulisani Limited. an investment holding company focused on energy opportunities, has announced its acquisition of Momentous Technology for R122 million.
Z-One Holding and Tryba Energy to install a 10 MWp solar energy plant in Uganda
29-05-2017 | 08:56:06
ZT Energy and Tryba Energy of France through their local company, Emerging Power Uganda Limited has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, UETCL
[Ghana] Regional Maritime University chooses REDAVIA Solar to power campus and establish Renewable Energy Institute
23-05-2017 | 11:55:00
The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has chosen REDAVIA, to implement an alternative solution to existing power grid and reduce dependency on diesel generators.
USTDA in a 75 megawatt power project in South Africa
23-05-2017 | 11:32:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Pele Green Energy (Pty) Ltd, a South African independent power developer based in Johannesburg.
Xago Africa and Alevo Analytics partner with US Trade and Development Agency to provide technical assistance for energy storage in Kenya
22-05-2017 | 10:30:00
USTDA is partnering with Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa and US battery storage manufacturer Alevo USA, Inc and analytics service provider Alevo Analytics to support the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with integrated battery storage in Siaya County, Kenya.
Efacec Power Solutions to build three electricity substations in Rwanda
19-05-2017 | 12:43:00
Efacec has been chosen by the winning consortium of the international tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV substations. These infrastructures are essential to distribute power to the country’s rural areas, such as Rwabusoro, Mamba e Rilima.
General Electric opens new offices in Ethiopia
19-05-2017 | 09:33:09
General Electric, the world’s leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa.
Power Africa launches new initiative at African Utility Week
19-05-2017 | 09:12:00
Power Africa announced the launch of its Southern African Energy Program this week in Cape Town, South Africa. This announcement came as representatives from Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative, and the U.S. Mission in South Africa participated in African Utility Week and the Gas to Power World Congress.
Afreximbank pledges financial support to Guinea's development plan and power agenda
17-05-2017 | 16:19:44
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will provide financial support to assist Guinea in the implementation of its national development plan and related investment programme, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the Bank, has said in Conakry.
[Ethiopia] GE and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in deal to enable renewable power generation skills development
16-05-2017 | 09:40:32
General Electric Renewable Energy and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to frame an ongoing collaboration aimed at enabling capacity development programs focused on Renewable Energy.
[Zimbabwe] Oxygen Energy Private Limited receives $965,000 for off grid solar rooftop project on buildings
11-05-2017 | 17:04:43
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of a 20MW off-grid solar PV rooftop project on buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide.
Energy minister confirms South Africa's strategic fuel stock has been sold
08-05-2017 | 13:00:00
New Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has admitted that South Africa sold much of its strategic fuel stock last year‚ contradicting her predecessor‚ Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
Siemens signs power supply and transportation agreements with Uganda and Sudan
05-05-2017 | 07:53:39
Siemens will work more closely with the African countries Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare. The African states signed the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum 2017 in the South African city of Durban.
GE to supply power generation technology for Ghana’s 400 MW Bridge Power project
05-05-2017 | 07:47:51
General Electric has announced that it will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power plant project in Tema, Ghana. The equipment, which will be used in the first phase of the project, will collectively generate 200 MW of power. An additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project.
GE Announces Clarke Energy as Jenbacher Gas Engines Distributor for an Additional Six Countries in Africa
03-05-2017 | 09:41:00
GE’s Distributed Power has announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Clarke Energy to serve as GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines for six additional countries in Africa, including Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Rwanda.
GE announces order with AE Energia to bring fast, digital power to Angola
02-05-2017 | 13:28:00
GE today announced an order from AE Energia for fast, digital power in Angola. The order includes seven TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine generator sets, services agreements and digital solutions for PRODEL, the state-owned company responsible for power production.
AFD, KAM provide green energy financing in East Africa
02-05-2017 | 12:43:53
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
Petroceltic Confirms Support for Algerian Energy Sector
02-05-2017 | 11:31:00
International oil and gas development and production company Petroceltic has confirmed its commitment to supporting the Algerian energy sector through the development of its world class Ain Tsila project.
South African High Court rules on South African new nuclear build
28-04-2017 | 11:42:37
On Wednesday 26 April 2017, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa ruled that certain of the South African Government's decisions in respect of the procurement of nuclear new generation capacity, were unlawful and unconstitutional and were set aside.
GE picks Clarke Energy as a distributor of Jenbacher gas engines for six African countries
27-04-2017 | 11:02:33
To better serve the growing power and grid reliability needs in Africa, GE’s Distributed Power announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Clarke Energy to serve as GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines for six additional countries in Africa, including Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Rwanda
[Uganda] Largest East African solar plant receives 32,000 pieces of panels from Canadian Solar
26-04-2017 | 16:58:00
Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world's largest solar power companies, has announced that it has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.
[Nigeria] Dangote Industries boost from USTDA for its solar power plant in Kano
26-04-2017 | 16:41:00
Dangote Industries Limited has received a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency in support of its efforts to develop a 100 MW solar photovoltaic power plant with Black Rhino, an African infrastructure investor, in Kano State.
Five States across Nigeria to build solar-powered mini-grids
20-04-2017 | 14:00:00
Five states are to build solar-powered mini-grids to aid the Federal Government’s efforts at improving electricity generation and supply.
AfDB provides $10.61m supplementary loan to rehabilitate and expand electricity distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan
14-04-2017 | 09:54:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) supplementary loan of US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand the distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan.
New research explores options for solving Ghana’s power generation crisis
10-04-2017 | 09:48:52
With economic expansion and a booming population, the demand for energy in Ghana is far higher than current capacity. Now a new report from engineering experts at Brunel University London and the University of Education, Winneba, could shape conversation on the cheapest and greenest energy solutions for the decades ahead.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy
10-04-2017 | 08:03:05
The more central energy is to our lives, the more crucial it is to provide equal access and distribution for all in order to secure our country’s future. Increasingly, what we are realizing is that this accessibility is made problematic and the lack of it exacerbated by the growing poverty gap in spite of modern technological advances.
80 Moroccan companies break ground in Rwanda at the Africa Business Connect 2017
07-04-2017 | 16:27:01
Over 500 high-level delegates from Morocco and Rwanda gathered in Rwanda for the African Business Connect 2017 which has seen the signing of key agreements including between the National Federation of Electricity and Renewable energy and private developers within the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.
WebNMS and Energy Monitoring partner to deliver bespoke energy solutions in East Africa
05-04-2017 | 16:23:56
WebNMS, a leading provider of enterprise IoT platform and solutions and Energy Monitoring Ltd. (EML), a fast-growing energy and industrial solutions provider in Africa, have announced a partnership to develop end-to-end IoT applications
U.S. Department of State and Edison Electric Institute launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange
05-04-2017 | 09:07:26
The U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) today with a summit in Washington, D.C. attended by African and U.S. utility Chief Executive Officers (CEO).
Burkina Faso set to host Africa’s largest engine-solar hybrid power plant
04-04-2017 | 10:32:05
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 15 MWp solar PV power plant to Essakane Solar SAS in Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wärtsilä power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil.
Kenya’s energy and transport sectors receive financial support from European Investment Bank
03-04-2017 | 08:23:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged new support for Kenya’s projects in the power and transport sectors. With Cabinet Secretary for the Treasury Henry K. Rotich, the signature of a connectivity project was announced.
New off grid energy technology promises job opportunities for rural Kenyans
31-03-2017 | 12:17:00
Technology group Wärtsilä has joined hands with Solar Fire Concentration, a Finland based company, to launch a new off grid energy technology that aims to give back to the society by breaking the cost-barriers currently limiting the deployment of solar thermal technologies in local entrepreneurial applications in East Africa.
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa, Berkeley study
31-03-2017 | 10:00:00
As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while simultaneously reducing the continent’s reliance on fossil fuels and lowering power plant construction costs.
[Namibia] NamPower renews agreement with Eskom
30-03-2017 | 14:04:00
Electricity company NamPower has signed a new five-year power supply agreement with South Africa's Eskom. The parastatal's spokesperson, Tangeni Kambangula, said in a statemen
Amani Abou-Zeid elected AU Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
30-03-2017 | 08:30:00
The African Development Bank top Executive in charge of the African Natural Resources Center Amani Abou-Zeid was elected African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the latest AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Kenya Power confirms 5.9 Million customers connected to the grid
28-03-2017 | 15:29:00
Kenya Power has confirmed that 5.9 million customers have been connected to the grid to date through ongoing government-led national electrification programmes.
[Ghana] AfDB co-organizes workshop on Actualizing Mini-grid Policy and Advancing Universal Energy Access
28-03-2017 | 09:44:55
The AfDB in partnership with the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Energy, the Energy Commission and other partners, organized a two-day workshop under the title “Actualizing Mini-grid Policy and Advancing Universal Energy Access in Ghana” on March 23-24, 2017 in Accra.
Europe commits to powering more Kenyan households
28-03-2017 | 07:09:13
Hundreds of thousands of households around Kenya can look forward to being connected for the first time to the country's national electricity grid, thanks to a deal signed between the Government and European banks and development organisations.
[Ghana] Buipe Solar Limited receives US Trade and Development Agency grant for feasibility study on solar plant
28-03-2017 | 07:07:19
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant today to the Ghanaian company, Buipe Solar Limited, in support of a feasibility study for a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in northern Ghana.
Panasonic Donates a Total of 1,584 Solar Lanterns to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
27-03-2017 | 09:55:00
Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, a project that aims to donate a total of 100 thousand solar lanterns to the world's non-electrified areas by 2018, which is the centennial of Panasonic's foundation.
D.light reaches over 4800 off grid households with Pay-Go- Solar home system in six months
21-03-2017 | 11:38:41
With 120,000 units sold, almost all within the first six months of its October 2016 global launch, d.light's D30 Pay-Go solar home system is proving to be the fastest pay-as-you-go off-grid solar product to reach scale.
Africa Progress Panel Report on Electrifying calls on governments to bridge continent’s energy deficit
14-03-2017 | 06:47:00
Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, have called on African Governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap.
[Rwanda] Peat power project to reach three quarters of population with no electricity
13-03-2017 | 16:13:29
A $350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country's population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close.
Algeria signs $43 million deal with European Union to develop renewable energy and modernize public finance
13-03-2017 | 16:02:10
At the high level EU-Algeria Association Council taking place in Brussels, the EU and Algeria signed a €40 million package to support Algeria diversify its economy and improve business climate through measures ranging from the development of renewable energy to modernisation of public finances.
Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility competition with support of Power Africa
08-03-2017 | 11:31:13
Access Power a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.
Mali to receive $25 million loan for solar plant set to transform West Africa energy market
08-03-2017 | 05:36:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a senior concessional loan of $25 million to fund the Segou Solar PV Project, Mali’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.
Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility approves $3.88 million to DRC, Mozambique and Zambia for power projects
07-03-2017 | 16:34:51
The NEPAD-IPPF (Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility) has approved $3.88 million in grants to the Governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Zambia to finance completion of regional projects preparations.
Russia offers 60 African students the opportunity to study abroad
07-03-2017 | 11:46:19
Russian Nuclear Corporation Rosatom announced that it has a number of bursaries available for African students to study towards a nuclear profession at one of its renowned universities.
Exim Bank grants Cameroon $93.50 million for construction of transmission lines
06-03-2017 | 10:27:08
Export – Import Bank of India has committed $93.50 million to the government of Cameroon for construction of the 225 kV Nkongsamba - Bafoussam and Yaounde – Abong Mbang Transmission Line.
Paul Batchi Baldeh appointed Africa Development Bank Director for power systems development
03-03-2017 | 14:05:13
The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh as the Director for Power Systems Development with effect from May 1, 2017.
SEFA commits US $1 million to energy access in The Gambia
02-03-2017 | 09:13:55
The African Development Bank -managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $995,000 grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a programme to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids
SEFA commits close to USD1m to energy access in The Gambia
28-02-2017 | 10:54:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved a US $995,000-grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a program to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids.
Agence Française de Développement launches Green Finance label in Tanzania
28-02-2017 | 10:23:03
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has launched its green finance label SUNREF in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI), it hosted over 70 key energy players at the inaugural SUNREF East Africa launch in Dar-es-Salaam.
[Kenya] Kengen to sell 5 per cent stake to SOC Limited
24-02-2017 | 06:47:00
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced plans to sell 351 million shares equivalent to a 5.33 per cent stake to a South African pension fund, Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited.
Zambia Signs Second Scaling Solar Mandate to Develop Another 500 MW of Renewable Energy
23-02-2017 | 10:42:00
This is Zambia’s second engagement with Scaling Solar and it follows successful auctions held in May 2016 for two solar PV plants of up to 50 MW each that attracted some of the world’s top renewable energy developers.
[Angola] Chevron commits to invest in liquefied natural gas project
23-02-2017 | 10:15:00
Chevron, one of the world's largest energy companies, has pledged to continue investing in the production project of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) based in Soyo, northern Zaire province according to its deputy Executive chairperson, Jay Johnson.
[Cameroon] Agrocam bets on GE’s gas engine technology to tame power outages in hatchery
22-02-2017 | 08:50:00
Central African region’s poultry hatchery, Agrocam, located in Douala Cameroon, has purchased one of General Electric’s Jenbacher J316 gas engines from Clarke Energy, GE’s distributor of Jenbacher gas engines in Cameroon
Kenya Electricity Expansion Project: World Bank Board Approves Action Plan for Kenya Inspection Panel Case
21-02-2017 | 11:26:01
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has met to discuss and approve the Action Plan that Bank management presented in response to the Inspection Panel investigation of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project.
[Kenya] Hashi Energy to sell its Tanzania retail business to Lake Oil Limited
21-02-2017 | 06:33:00
Oil marketing company Hashi Energy has announced plans to offload its petrol stations in Tanzania to Lake Oil Limited after a nod from the Competition Authority of Kenya.
Zambian-Russian Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in construction of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology
20-02-2017 | 11:36:00
During the recent visit of the Zambian delegation to Moscow, the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Russian Federation signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology in Zambia.