AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has appealed to the international community to bring an end to the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Ethiopia.
Power Africa and USAID are to provide $2.6mn in grants to help solar companies provide off-grid power to healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
CCUS has a vital role to play in limiting global warning, the IEA says, but more investment and research is needed
US-based GE has said it is to stop building coal-fired power plants and will concentrate instead on renewables and gas-fired generation.
Equatorial Guinea’s government is moving ahead with plans to build the country’s first oil-processing plant, according to Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the head of the Ministry of Mining and Hydrocarbons (MMH).
Chems-Eddine Chitour, Algeria’s Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, said last week that he did not support the government’s plans to push forward with the exploration and development of shale gas reserves.
Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has acquired the 64-MW Infinity 50 photovoltaic plant in Egypt from German renewables developer Ib Vogt.
The Nigerian government has secured $6.15bn to fund major power sector infrastructure projects in a bid to expand its production output to 25,000 MW by 2025.
African solar installer Lumos has announced $35mn in new financing from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to fund its expansion in the Nigerian renewables market.
Eskom has welcomed the South African government’s plans to bring on a total of 11,813 MW of generating capacity owned both by itself and by private developers.
Egypt’s irrigation minister has called for a fair and sustainable end to the dispute with Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).