Category archives for: Electricity

USAID Introduces Geospatial Tool to Guide Zambia’s Electricity Sector

Washington D.C., USA, May 17, 2018//- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Power Africa has developed a geospatial tool to guide the advancement of the Zambia energy sector.

Voith’s New Centre to Coordinate Hydropower Projects in East Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 15, 2018//-Technology group Voith opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to plan and coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent.

Nigeria: Shareholders Laud Transcorp for Leading Role in Improving Access to Electricity

Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018//-Shareholders of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) strongly commended the Board and management for Transcorp’s impressive contribution to transforming the Nigerian power sector, through its power subsidiary, Transcorp Power.

Poor Homes Hit by Charcoal, Electricity Price Hikes

May 3, 2018//-The price of charcoal and electricity touched a new high last month, tightening the squeeze on low-income households despite a general decline in the cost of living, newly released economic data shows.

Ghana: Failed Chinese Bidder for ECG Deal Suspects Foul Play

Accra, April 24, 2018//-Contrary to claims by the Millennium Development Authority’s (MIDA) that the two companies which bid for the ECG concession were both evaluated on their merits, it has emerged that one of the finalists – BXC Ghana – was disqualified and thus was not evaluated.

South Africa: Committee Lauds Investigation into Misconduct at Eskom

Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2018/ — The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises briefed by Eskom on its annual performance plan and financial report.

MiDA Gives Greenlight to Philippines Meralco to Manage ECG

April 19, 2018//-The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has selected Meralco Consortium, a subsidiary of Philippines-based Manila Electricity Company (Meralco), to manage the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Ghana Making Solid Strides to Boost Power Supply

April 19, 2018//-Ghana has made steady strides to overcome the power challenges and restore regular and constant electricity supply to all parts of the country, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gridco, William Amuna, has said.

Tomorrow’s Smart Cities Will Need Equally Smart Utilities

Nairobi, Kenya, April 18 2018//- Sustainable energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.

South Africa Hails Court Ruling  to Interdict Signing of Power Purchase Agreements for IPP Projects

Pretoria, South Africa, March 30, 2018/ — South Africa’s Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has welcomed the ruling of the High Court by Judge Dawie Fourie in the application to interdict and restrain the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements for the 27 Independent Power Producer IPP) Projects.

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