AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor

15 January 2021

AfDB to mobilise $6.5bn to fight climate change and boost sustainability

14 January 2021

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to mobilise up to $6.5bn in funding for the Sahel region's Great Green Wall Initiative.

Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy to develop offshore green hydrogen production

14 January 2021

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have unveiled plans to work together to develop a new green hydrogen production technology using offshore wind turbines.

Libyan power plants still need gas

13 January 2021

Despite the rapid recovery in its oil production, Libya is still working to ensure fuel deliveries to GECOL's power plants.

Senegal pushes start date for GTA gas production back to 2023

11 January 2021

Senegal’s Oil Minister Sophie Gladima revealed last week that investors in the Grand Tortue/Ahmeyim (GTA) project had pushed the start date for natural gas production back to 2023.

Enel, Qatar Investment Authority to develop renewables in Africa

7 January 2021

Enel Green Power has farmed in a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority into its 800-MW renewables pipeline in South Africa and Zambia.

Eskom takes Koeberg reactor offline, prompting more load-shedding

7 January 2021

Eskom has closed Unit One at its 1,800-MW Koeberg nuclear power plant after leaks were found in one of the steam generators.

Siemens Gamesa seals first wind project in Ethiopia

7 January 2021

Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).

Nigeria to begin $1.6bn power investment in 2021

7 January 2021

The Nigerian government is confident that the World Bank-backed $1.6bn investment in the country’s transmission work will begin to be felt this year, with up to 7,000MW available through the grid.

GERD talks remain hostage to regional conflicts

7 January 2021

Regional unrest could derail the GERD project unless all governments involved remain committed to the success of the latest round of talks