Category archives for: Electricity

Supreme Court Ruling on Suspected Terror Detainees Could Undermine President’s Powers

2 former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects

Accra, June 24, 2017//-Former deputy Interior Minister James Agalga has expressed worry that the President’s powers to conduct diplomatic transactions could be undermined.

Africa’s Independent Power Transmission Potentials Untapped


Introducing Independent Power Transmissions (IPTs) for electricity transmission in Africa could result in similar benefits to those achieved by IPTs in other countries, and by IPPs in Africa, according to the latest World Bank’s report dubbed ‘Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa’.

Efacec Strengthens Guinea Bissau’s Electrical Capacity


Lisbon, Portugal, June 14, 2017/ — Efacec, a Portuguese firm has won the international public tender, promoted by the public company Eletricidade e Águas da Guiné-Bissau (EAGB), for the construction of essential infrastructure to double the current installed electrical capacity of Guinea Bissau.

Why Scaling Up of Private Investment in Power Transmission Necessary in Africa?


Accra, June 13, 2017//- More investment in Africa’s power transmission sector is urgent than before. Of 38 countries in Africa, nine  have no transmission lines above 100 kilovolt (kV).

Report: Universal Electricity Access Goal by 2030 Likely to be Missed

Solar panels

The world is not moving fast enough to reach its universal electricity access goal by 2030. A substantial acceleration of efforts and investments are needed to achieve this objective, according to World Bank’s latest report.

New Case Studies Highlighting Good Practices in Hydropower Dev’t Unveiled

Akosombo Dam

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 12, 2017/–The 2017 World Hydropower Congress ended in Addis Ababa Thursday with the launch of a new collection of case studies highlighting good practice in sustainable hydropower development. ‘Better Hydro: Compendium of Case Studies 2017’ is a collection of 34 case studies based on assessments carried out under the Hydropower Sustainability […]

Siemens Signs Landmark Pacts with Uganda and Sudan


Johannesburg, South Africa, May 4, 2017/–Siemens, a global technology powerhouse  says it will work more closely with the African countries-Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare.

President Akufo-Addo Breaks Ground for World’s Biggest LPG-fired Power Plant 

Nana breaks ground

Tema, April 27, 2017/–The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has broken ground today for the construction of the Bridge Power project in Tema, moving Ghana a big step closer to reliable, affordable, power supply.

Ameri’s Financing of Addison Committee’s Work Exposes Deep-seated Conflict of Interest

Mustapha Hamid, Minister of Information

Mustapha Hamid’s admission that AMERI funded the Addison Committee’s trip to Dubai as part of investigations into the AMERI deal has raised serious conflict of interest issues.

Africa CEO Forum: 24 Million Euros Renewable Energy for Africa Unveiled


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.

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