AfrElec Top Story archive

06 March 2019 Week 09 Issue 195

African-focused clean energy advisory firm Inspired Evolution is leading a consortium of equity investors injecting US$41million into solar lighting kits manufacturer and distributer d.light.

20 February 2019 Week 07 Issue 193

Africa-focused Infrastructure investment platform Africa50 has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to structure and mobilize financing to expand gas-fired generation in the Republic of...

13 February 2019, Week 06, Issue 192

New York-based global investment giant Blackstone Group has reportedly scrapped a plan to invest US$2.5 billion across Africa through an infrastructure company called Black Rhino Group that...

06 February 2019 Week 05 Issue 191

Social and environmental pressures have caught up with Senegal’s first coal-fired power plant at Sendou, just months after it started producing its first electricity in November 2018.

30 January 2019 Week 04 Issue 190

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed its approval for the construction of 533-MW of renewable power plants across Sub Sahara Africa.

23 January 2019 Week 03 Issue 189

A consortium led by South Africa's state-run African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) has joined the race to acquire coal mining assets from the ailing Optimum Coal.

16 January 2019 Week 02 Issue 188

Morocco produced 35% of its electricity from renewable resources by the end of 2018, Energy Minister Aziz said last week.

09 January 2019 Week 01 Issue 187

State-run Zimbabwe Power Co. (ZPC) is preparing to rehabilitate the ageing 920-MW Hwange coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP) through an estimated investment of US$510 million.The Hwange TPP...

19 December 2018 Week 50 Issue 186

Black Rhino, the operator of Nigeria's 540-MW Qua Iboe Gas Power Plant, has expressed optimism that it can reach a Final Investment Decision (FID) unscathed.

28 November 2018 Week 47 Issue 183

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed its support for Cameroon’s 420-MW Nachtigal hydro project, the largest private project in Africa’s power sector this year.

21 November 2018 Week 46 Issue 182

Tanzania Electric Supply Co. (TANESCO) has floated a fresh tender seeking developers to build coal-fired power projects with a total capacity of 600 MW after the previous cancellation of the...

14 November 2018 Week 44 Issue 181

Ethiopia and Kenya are constructing the first HVDC transmission line in East Africa with the support of a range of development finance institutions (DFIs).

07 November 2018 Week 44 Issue 180

The World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees covering the construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of six solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in...

31 October 2018 Week 43 Issue 179

Mali’s first independent power project (IPP) is set to go online this week, a 90-MW diesel-fired plant located in the western city of Kayes, near the Senegalese border.

24 October 2018 Week 42 Issue 178

Rwanda has signed a US$262.8 million loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support plans to improve transmission and distribution networkss under the Scaling Up Electricity...