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Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

Renewable energy in Africa: EUR24 million to develop innovative projects and boost electrification on the African Continent

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened this morning in Geneva, AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa. In order to meet Africa’s constantly increasing energy requirements, support must be […]

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar Escapes Power Cut

Zanzibar government has paid 10bn/- as the initial settlement of the accumulated 121bn/- it owes the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) in power tariffs. Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the Zanzibar government paid the amount in efforts to settle its outstanding debt to TANESCO and pledged to continue […]

‘Wall of Money’ Needed To Power Continent

‘Wall of Money’ Needed To Power Continent

The hundreds of delegates pouring into the glittering Marriott Marquis hotel for this month’s Powering Africa Summit were experiencing a stark, if unstated, contrast. On a good day this year, Nigeria – the largest per capita of Africa’s 55 countries, produced enough electricity to operate around five ‘eco-friendly’ hotels the size of the three-year old […]

Ethiopia Looks to Power East Africa

Ethiopia Looks to Power East Africa

In order to meet the rising demand of electricity, Ethiopia has continued cultivating its immense potential of renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind, solar energy and geothermal energy. The nation is the source of several river basins that are helpful to develop electric power- clean power generation. For instance, the Nile, the longest […]

Africa’s oil and gas industry set to meet at the 16th Africa Independents Forum in May

Africa’s oil and gas industry set to meet at the 16th Africa Independents Forum in May

The 16th Africa Independents Forum, a key event on the international oil and gas calendar, will get underway in London on the 24th and 25th of May. This annual gathering of Africa’s oil and gas upstream industry is an essential platform for reviewing the state of the industry and exchanging ideas on game-changing opportunities for […]

GE’s Fuel-Flexible Power Plant Brings Vital Energy Boost to Ghana

GE’s Fuel-Flexible Power Plant Brings Vital Energy Boost to Ghana

GE the world’s premier digital industrial company, today announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, […]

President Filipe Nyusi to Promote Mozambican Gas in Japan

President Filipe Nyusi to Promote Mozambican Gas in Japan

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi hopes to persuade Japan to purchase Mozambican natural gas, and to become involved in priority energy projects in Mozambique, according to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Leticia Klemens. She was speaking to reporters in Tokyo ahead of the arrival of Nyusi for an official visit at the invitation of […]

Zanzibar Spared Blackout Despite President John Magufuli Order

Zanzibar Spared Blackout Despite President John Magufuli Order

Tanzania has given Zanzibar up to the end of the month to settle Tsh121 billion ($57 million) in power bills that have accumulated over the years or be plunged into darkness. President John Magufuli ordered last week that the semi-autonomous archipelago be unplugged from the national grid run by Tanesco over the debt. However, talks […]

Ethiopia’s GERD Dam: From Water Tower to Power Tower

Ethiopia’s GERD Dam: From Water Tower to Power Tower

In such a carbon constrained world of today, the development of renewable energy sources like that of electric power is remarkably compelling. Recent studies indicate that 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, which accounts for the 70 per cent of the population lack access to electricity. Half of all businesses in this part of the […]

Akon Funds 5 Million Dalasi Lighting Project in Gambia

Akon Funds 5 Million Dalasi Lighting Project in Gambia

Papa Yusupha Njie the CEO of Unique Solution, said Akon, the Senegalese American singer gave five million Dalasi to a project called Akon Light Project at Sarreh Pateh to light up the village. This was revealed at a press conference held at Coco Ocean on 5th March, 2017 organised by ‘Give 1 Project Gambia’ in […]

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