AfrElec Top Story archive

16 October 2018, Week 41, Issue 177

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed last week that the country was now a net exporter of electricity. Akufo-Addo made the announcement in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou,...

10 October 2018 Week 40 Issue 176

Germany’s development finance institution KfW is to bankroll the first major solar power project in Cote d’Ivoire.

03 October 2018 Week 39 Issue 175

Despite a massive debt burden, South Africa’s Eskom is to receive further cash from lenders.

26 September 2018 Week 38 Issue 174

Mozambique utility Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) plans to invest more than 500 million euros (US$588 million) over the next 10 years to modernise the country’s power systems.

19 September 2018 Week 37 Issue 173

Denmark’s Vestas is to supply 46 turbines to Senegal’s 159-MW Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye project, the largest wind farm in West Africa.

12 September 2018 Week 36 Issue 172

Kenya has announced that the 310-MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project will go online later this month after the installation of the 428-km Loiyangalani-Suswa power line, which will connect that wind...

05 September 2018 Week 35 Issue 171

Kenya’s second largest wind farm has reached financial close, paving way for the construction of 100 MW of capacity in Kajiado County.

29 August 2018 Week 34 Issue 170

The African Development Bank has confirmed it has arranged a US$58 million loan scheme to support its Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (OGEF) in Africa, together with a number of western development...

22 August 2018 Week 33 Issue 166

Chad’s La Societe Nationale d’Electricite has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a consortium including InfraCo Africa and Smart Energies International for the 60-MW Djermaya...

15 August 2018 Week 32 Issue 167

State-run Electricidade de Mocambique EP (EDM) is to use US$150 million of Wold Bank funding to upgrade transmission systems in the cities of Maputo and Matola.

08 August 2018 Week 31 Issue 166

Renewables developer Lekela announced last week that it had achieved financial close on its 158.7-MW Taiba N’Diaye wind project 70 km north of Dakar.

01 August 2018, Week 30, Issue 165

South Africa’s Eskom has secured a US$2.5 billion commercial loan from the state-owned China Development Bank, which will be used for construction of the Kusile power station project in Mpumalanga...

25 July 2018 Week 29 Issue 164

South Africa’s Eskom has sunk into the red after posting a 2.3 billion rand (US$171 million) loss for 2017-18, blaming increased financing costs and rising depreciation. This followed a 888...

18 July 2018, Week 28, Issue 163

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed last week to push ahead with the 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydropower plant (HPP) on the Zambezi River. The US$4.5 billion project will be located 50 km...

11 July 2018, Week 27, Issue 162

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has blacklisted a prominent player in Africa’s power supply industry after an investigation found evidence of fraud.