AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor

25 September 2020

Egypt appeals for end to GERD dispute at UN

24 September 2020

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.

US to provide $2.6mn to fund solar in sub-Saharan Africa

24 September 2020

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.

IEA talks up CCUS as key to reducing emissions

24 September 2020

CCUS has a vital role to play in limiting global warning, the IEA says, but more investment and research is needed

GE exits new build coal power market

23 September 2020

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 aims to move ahead with modular refinery project

23 September 2020

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).

Algerian cabinet member says he doesn’t support shale gas plans

21 September 2020

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.

Masdar buys 64-MW Infinity 50 PV plant in Egypt

17 September 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has acquired the 64-MW Infinity 50 photovoltaic plant in Egypt from German renewables developer Ib Vogt.

Nigeria aims for 25,000 MW by 2025

17 September 2020

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.

Lumos secures $35m in financing to power households across Nigeria

17 September 2020

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 welcomes 11,000 MW of new capacity

17 September 2020

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 calls for fair and sustainable GERD agreement

17 September 2020

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).