AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor

9 April 2021

ACWA Power seals deal to build Egypt’s 200-MW Kom Ombo PV plant

8 April 2021

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has finalised the project agreements for Egypt’s 200-MW Kom Ombo solar PV plant.

Guterres calls for global support for Africa’s climate efforts

8 April 2021

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for all countries to support Africa’s efforts to limit the effects of climate change and to invest $100bn in the continent’s green energy industry.

South Africa improves emissions targets in updated draft NDC

8 April 2021

South Africa aims to reduce its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 398-440mn tonnes per year by 2030, 28% less than its 2015-set targets.

South32 agrees to $200mn clean-up costs as part of mine sale to Seriti Resources

8 April 2021

South32 has proposed revised terms for the sale of its four South African coal mines to Seriti Resources, and has agreed to pay $200mn of clean-up costs at the four sites.

DR Congo-hosted GERD talks end in failure

8 April 2021

The latest round of talks to find an agreement on the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have ended in failure in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

New green additions rise by nearly 50% in 2020

7 April 2021

261 GW of new renewable power generating capacity was added globally in 2020, beating the previous record annual increase by almost 50%.

Anglo American leads South African hydrogen valley scheme

1 April 2021

Anglo American and Engie are to work with a group of South African organisations to develop a hydrogen valley in the metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa.

Eskom official calls for Ramaphosa to testify in Eskom case

1 April 2021

Eskom’s former head of generation Matshela Koko has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to answer questions by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on allegations of political interference at the power utility.

South Africa tops G20 for coal power

1 April 2021

South Africa is the most coal-reliant G20 nation, and must embrace cheap renewables to exit its electricity crisis and phase out coal, the Ember think-tank said in its recent Global Electricity Review 2021.

Canada, AfDB sign $104.8mn gender-focused Climate Fund for Africa

1 April 2021

The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement formalizing the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF)

Mozambique court orders Vale to disclose coal mining payments

1 April 2021

Mozambique's Administrative Tribunal (TA) has sharply criticised Brazil’s Vale for its refusal to share information of public interest concerning its coal mining activities in the western province of Tete.

GERD talks set to resume in April in Kinshasa

1 April 2021

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia are set to hold talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Kinshasa in early April.

Chinese lending to Africa not transparent

1 April 2021

Between 2000 and 2018, Chinese lending to Africa has been consistently above $10bn per year between 2012 and 2017, with a peak of $30mn in 2016, with infrastructure being the dominant sector.