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AfDB to lend $84mn to Rwanda to boost electricity access

3 June 2021

The AfDB board has approved $84.22mn in loans and grants to electrify nearly 80,000 rural households in southern Rwanda.

Kenya to adjust minigrids regulations to boost private investment

3 June 2021

Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) is considering proposals to allow private companies to buy electricity from state-owned Kenya Power and then sell it on in what could be a major boost for the country’s minigrid sector.

Scaling Solar supports 60 MW of solar capacity in Senegal

3 June 2021

The World Bank Group's Scaling Solar programme has launched 60 MW of solar capacity in Senegal that will offer one of the lowest power prices in sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa Single Electricity Market launched in bid to provide universal access

3 June 2021

The African Union has launched the Africa Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) in a bid to create an integrated power market and to improve cross-border links across the continent.

Coal’s appetite for expansion puts net zero at risk

3 June 2021

Current coal mine expansion productions now stand at 30% of current, putting at risk the move towards net zero

Mozambique begins construction of 450-MW Temane power plant

3 June 2021

Mozambique has begun construction of the 450-MW Temane gas-to-power plant and accompanying transmission line in a project worth $1bn that is backed by the World Bank and the US government.

AFRELEC: Mozambique begins construction of $1bn power plant and transmission line

3 June 2021

AFRELEC: Mozambique begins construction of $1bn power plant and transmission line

IEA says energy investment rebound is not green enough

2 June 2021

The IEA has forecast that global investment in energy will rebound by nearly 10% in 2021 to $1.9 trillion, reversing most of last year’s drop caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Work begins on Temane GTP project

2 June 2021

Mozambique’s government has marked the beginning of work on a natural gas-to-power (GTP) project designed to expand domestic electricity supplies.

Tlou Energy to develop green and blue “hydrogen strategy” for Lesedi GTP project

2 June 2021

Australia’s Tlou Energy hopes that its Lesedi gas-to-power (GTP) project in Botswana will serve as a springboard for blue and green hydrogen production.

AFRELEC: Lekela to install 175 MWh of battery storage at Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye wind farm

30 May 2021

Africa-focused independent power producer Lekela Power has chosen Denmark’s DNV to carry out a feasibility study for an electricity storage project at Senegal's 158.7-MW Taiba N’Diaye wind farm.

Ethiopia goes ahead with GERD filling

28 May 2021

Ethiopia began the second filling of the reservoir at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in early May.

AfDB to lend Tanzania $140mn build 50-MW Malagarasi HPP

28 May 2021

The AfDB has agreed to lend $140mn to the Tanzanian government to finance the construction of the 50-MW Malagarasi hydropower plant (HPP) in Western Tanzania.

Lekela to install 175 MWh of battery storage at Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye wind farm

28 May 2021

Africa-focused independent power producer Lekela Power has chosen Denmark’s DNV to carry out a feasibility study for an electricity storage project at Senegal 158.7-MW’s Taiba N’Diaye wind farm.

Legal dispute threatens South Africa’s emergency power bid efforts

28 May 2021

DNG Energy’s legal bid to prevent Turkey’s Karpowership from winning a $16bn contract to supply 1,220 MW of emergency power has been put back until July.

InfraCo Africa signs PPA for 40-MW solar IPP in Guinea

28 May 2021

InfraCo Africa and Electricité de Guinée (EDG) have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for Guinea’s Khoumagueli Solar IPP project.

Sisi courts French support for GERD position

21 May 2021

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has stressed to French President Emmanuel Macron that he is determined to preserve his country’s water rights from the River Nile.

SA’s Seriti Resources finally acquires South32’s coal assets

21 May 2021

South African black-owned miner Seriti Resources said that it has been cleared by the government and Eskom to acquire the coal assets of South32.

AfDB and EBRD partner on sustainable private sector funding in Africa

21 May 2021

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a new partnership to ensure increased participation of the private sector in financing and implementation of sustainable projects.

KenGen to raise $2bn to fund green expansion

21 May 2021

Kenyan generator KenGen has unveiled plans to raise $1.95bn to extends its renewable generating capacity, with 651 MW of new geothermal top of its spending list.

Kibo Energy to develop waste to energy in SA

21 May 2021

Kibo Energy has entered into an agreement with South Africa-based Industrial Green Solutions to jointly develop a portfolio of waste-to-energy projects in South Africa.

NLNG set to accelerate work on Train 7 project by end of May

19 May 2021

Simbi Wabote, the executive director of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has said he expects the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) consortium to accelerate work on the Train 7 project within the next few weeks.

Sudan hopes ADNOC will ensure adequate petroleum product supplies

19 May 2021

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) of the UAE has reportedly agreed to ensure that Sudan has an adequate supply of petroleum products.

More delays for PIB?

19 May 2021

As Nigerian MPs miss their latest deadline for passage of the PIB, the Buhari administration makes three changes to the bill.

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