AfrElec Top Story archive

21 March 2018 Week 11 Issue 146

Alten Energias Renovables subsidiary Alten Africa has achieved financial closure for the 45.5-MW Hardap solar project near Mariental in central Namibia, which could meet around 3% of the country’s...

13 March 2018 Week 10 Issue 145

German development finance institution KfW has withheld funding for Uganda’s 70 billion shilling (US$19.2 million) Nyagak III HPP.

07 March 2018 Week 09 Issue 144

Anglo American announced last week it has completed the sale of its Eskom-tied thermal coal operations valued at US$164 million to South Africa’s majority black-owned and -controlled Seriti...

28 February 2018 Week 08 Issue 143

Ethiopia and Djibouti have confirmed plans to build a second cross-border link to connect the two countries’ transmission systems.

20 February 2018 Week 07 Issue 445

The Africa Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) has agreed to provide loans to revamp Zimbabwe’s Harare TPP and to expand the Hwange TPP.

14 February 2018, Issue 141, Week 06

A consortium of two Chinese companies has picked up a contract to complete the 428 km, 400 kV power transmission project began by bankrupt Spanish firm Isolux Corsán.

07 February 2018 Week 05 Issue 140

Senegalese utility SENELEC has chosen UK-based Vinci Energies to install transmission and distribution infrastructure worth US$243 million as part of the government’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

31 January 2018 Week 04 Issue 139

Kenyan power consumers will pay the Chinese-backed developers of the 1,050-MW Lamu coal-fired TPP 37 billion shillings (US$361.7 million) per year regardless of how much electricity actually...

24 January 201 8Week 03 Issue 138

Australian-based Africa Energy Resources’ shareholders have approved its delisting from the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) in a bid to cut costs and to concentrate spending on the three coal-fired...

17 January 2018 Week 02 Issue 137

Eskom has predicted significant fallout from December’s regulatory decision to allow only a quarter of its requested tariff increase of f20%.

10 January 2018 Week 01

Egypt has called for the World Bank to be brought into discussions between it and Ethiopia over the completion and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is now more than...

20 December 2017 Week 50 Issue 135

South Korea's Kingline Power Limited is in talks with multilateral lenders in an attempt to raise US$400 million in loans to develop a 550-MW, gas-fired power project in Ondo State in southern...

13 December 2017 Week 49 Issue 134

The Sierra Leone parliament has given the go-ahead for the 143-MW Bumbuna II HPP, with lawmakers voting unanimously to ratify the project agreements.

06 December 2017 Week 48 Issue 133

The Mozambique government is to list a 7.5% stake in Hydroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) on the Mozambique Stock Exchange.

29 November 2017 Week 47 Issue 132

Vinci Energies, a multinational UK-based group, has won a US$31.5 million contract from the Senegalese government to build eight photovoltaic(PV) power plants across eastern and western Senegal....