AfrElec Top Story archive

04 July 2018 Week 26 Issue 161

Damage done to infrastructure and assets owned by the Libyan utility GECOL since the start of the revolution in 2011 and subsequent civil war amounts to US$1.5 billion.

27 June 2018 Week 25 Issue 160

The Globeleq-led Temane Energy Consortium (TEC) has signed a joint development agreement with state-run Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) to develop 400 MW gas-fired power generation project at...

20 June 2018 Week 24 Issue 159

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity has announced price increases from July 1 for all brackets of electricity uses.

13 June 2018 Week 23 Issue 158

UK-based BBOXX has signed a deal with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the Energie pour Tous initiative to bring off-grid electricity to an estimated 2.5 million...

06 June 2018 Week 22 Issue 157

South Africa’s next round of bids for renewable power agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) will be begin in November and could unlock investment worth up to 50 billion rand (US$3.91...

30 May 2018 Week 21 Issue 156

The South Korean government is to support the development of Africa’s energy sector by making available US$600 million of funding through the Korean-Africa Energy Investment Facility (KEIF).

23 May 2018 Week 20 Issue 155

General Electric (GE) is to acquire a 20% equity stake in Kenya’s 1,050-MW Lamu coal-to-power project in return for gaining the project's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract...

16 May 2018 Week 19 Issue 154

The Zimbabwean government has agreed terms with China’s Sinohydro to extend the coal-fired Hwange TPP by 600 MW after a final financing deal with Chinese lenders was reached for the US$1.1 billion...

09 May 2018 Week 18 Issue 153

Namibia plans to reduce capacity at the planned Kudu TPP from 850 MW to 442.5 MW after failing to secure power off-take agreements with South Africa and Zambia.

02 May 2018 Week 17 Issue 152

Finland’s Wartsila has won a contract to design and build the 130-MW Malicounda combined-cycle TPP in Senegal.

25 April 2018 Week 16 Issue 151

France’s Engie and investment firm Meridiam have been awarded contracts to develop two solar photovoltaic (PV) with 60 MW of total capacity in Senegal at a tariff of below 0.04 euros (US$0.05) per...

18 April 2018 Week 15 Issue 150

China’s TBEA Sunoasis has begun construction of four solar power plants at the Benban Solar Energy Park in Egypt’s Aswan Province.

11 April 2018 Week 14 Issue 149

South Africa’s Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signed off on 27 outstanding renewable energy agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) on April 4 after more than two years of delays.

04 April 2018 Week 13 Issue 148

GE aims to commission the 240-MW Afam power project in Nigeria’s Rivers State by July in order to fulfil its US$186 million power deal with the Nigerian government.

28 March 2018 Week 12 Issue 147

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued a US$73.9 million grant to Burkina Faso’s government to finance the Nigeria-Niger-Benin-Togo-Burkina Faso electricity interconnection project.