AfrElec Top Story archive

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.

27 April 2016, Week 16 Issue 51

Tanzania is set to float tender to build a US$300 million, 2,000-MW transmission line to Kenya to enable the country to become a major export hub in East Africa, connecting the Southern and East...

20 April 2016, Week 15 Issue 50

Ethiopia’s electricity sales to domestic and export customers earned US$120.6 million (2.6 billion birr) in the eight months to March 2016.

13 April 2016, Week 14 Issue 49

Italian export credit agency Servizi Assicuative del Commerce Estero has agreed to provide financing for the construction of 2,000-MW Koysha hydropower plant (HPP) on the Omo River in southern...

30 March 2016, Week 12, Issue 47

US independent Endeavor Energy plans to secure US$900 million in financing for its Songon gas-to-power project in Cote d’Ivoire by the end of this year.

09 March 2016, Week 09, Issue 44

Zambia has confirmed it will import 100 MW of electricity from Turkey’s Kardeniz Energy in a bid to prop up its ailing power sector.

16 March 2016, Week 10, Issue 45

Kenyan has secured financing from Japan for the construction of the Olkaria V geothermal power plant, which is scheduled to become operational by the end of 2018.

02 March 2016, Week 08, Issue 43

Botswana could hold the key to unlocking the power deficit faced by Southern African Development Community (SADC) states.

17 February 2016, Week 06, Issue 41

Morocco has launched the first phase of its US$9 billion Noor Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP) in Ouarzazate, the largest solar project in the world.