AfrElec Top Story archive

21 June 2017 Week 24 Issue 109

The long-delayed 4,800-MW Inga 3 Dam was hit with another setback last week after the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo asked the Chinese and Spanish consortium's competing to develop...

31 May 2017 Week 21 Issue 106

Cote d’Ivoire is looking to harness more solar energy to support its overburdened electricity grid.

12 April 2017, Week 14, Issue 99

Ethiopia announced last week that Sudan had agreed to raise its electricity imports once the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is completed next year. Electricity will be received via a 500-...

22 March 2017, Week 11 Issue 96

The Kenyan government and the developers of 310-MW Lake Turkana wind farm remain at odds, with both parties accusing the other of breaking investment agreements and failing to install essential...

01 February 2017 Week 04 Issue 89

Cameroon is to invest 70 billion CFA francs (US$115.1 million) to complete the Lom Pangar Dam and its associated 30-MW hydropower plant (HPP).

25 January 2017, Week 03, Issue 088

Italian developer Energy Resources Group has been picked as one of the 18 bidders prequalified for the construction of two solar projects in Ethiopia with a collective capacity of 200 MW.

18 January 2017, Week 02, Issue 087

France’s Engie has announced it will team up with Senegal’s National Renewable Energies Agency (ANER) to accelerate the development of renewables.

17 August 2016, Week 32, Issue 067

Tanzania Electric Supply Co. (TANESCO) allocated US$205 million from its 2016-17 budget to improve and extend its power distribution infrastructure.

20 July 2016, Week 28, Issue 63

The World Bank has approved a US$201.5 million grant from its International Development Association (IDA) to expand transmission capacity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grant is...

29 June 2016, Week 25 Issue 060

General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said it had restarted the second unit at its Zawia Dual Power Station on June 22, returning 200 MW of capacity to the national Libyan grid.

15 June 2016, Week 23, Issue 058

Tanzania’s State Mining Corp. (STAMICO) is moving to develop a 1.2 million tonne per year opencast coal mine and a 200-MW thermal power plant (TPP) at Kiwira in southwest Tanzania.

08 June 2016, Week 22 Issue 057

An expected surge in power demand during the approaching winter season has been flagged up by state-run Botswana Power Corp. (BPC) as it strives to cope with repairs at its troubled 600-MW...

25 May 2016, Week 20 Issue 55

Egypt’s nuclear energy plans have received a major boost after Russia confirmed on May 20 that it would extend a US$25 billion loan to finance a new nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt.

18 May 2016, Week 19 Issue 54

A new electricity law in Egypt aims to set up a competitive electricity market, management rules and liberalise electricity prices, according to speakers at a recent energy conference in Cairo....

04 May 2016, Week 17 Issue 52

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has blocked a US$1.5 billion fund-raising scheme proposed by the government to plug a worsening deficit in the country’s energy market.