Category archives for: Electricity

How Data Collected from Mobile Phones Can Help Electricity Planning

There’s not enough sustained electricity investment in Africa. Shutterstock/Andrea Willmore Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, University of Manchester; Joseph Mutale, University of Manchester; Mathaios Panteli, University of Manchester, and Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester March 18, 2019//-Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study […]

Explainer: Why South Africa’s Energy Generator is in so Much Trouble

There’s no painless way for South Africans to deal with the power utility crisis. Shutterstock Rod Crompton, University of the Witwatersrand Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It’s the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former […]

Ghana Unveils Fourth Biggest Power Plant  

January 28, 2019//-Ghana today unveiled its fourth biggest power plant built in Hungary under the first stage of the 400+ Megawatt (MW) Bridge Power project in Tema.

AFC Invests €174 million in Hydroelectric Power Project in Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 January 2019//- Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, has closed bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) for the construction of the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project (SAHP) and associated infrastructure.

These are 10 Developments Shaping Africa’s Energy Sector

Johannesburg, South Africa, January 21, 2019/ — After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019.

Young Ghanaian Blazes the Trail, Ushers into the World of Conglomerates 

December 26, 2018//-Finding ones way into a world of strong conglomerates does not come on a silver platter since it requires intelligence, discipline and a thick skin.

EFG Hermes Egypt Day Summit Brings Global Investors to Explore Investment Opportunities

Cairo, Egypt, December 11, 2018//— EFG Hermes, a leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets (FEM), announced today the kickoff of its third Egypt Day Summit in Cairo.

AFC Invests in Cameroon’s Landmark 420MW Hydro-Electric Power Station

Lagos, Nigeria, November 28, 2018/- Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is to invest in the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC), located 65KM north of Yaounde in Cameroon.

Sahara Energy Supports Growth Forecasts in South Sudan’s Oil, Power Sectors

Juba, South Sudan, November 23, 2018//-Valery Guillebon, CEO of Sahara Energy International PTE Ltd has urged investors to take advantage of emerging opportunities in South Sudan’s upstream, downstream and power sectors in the wake of positive market forecasts and assurances of enabling business environment from the oil-rich nation.

African Development Bank Unveils Africa Energy Portal

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 13, 2018/  The African Development Bank has the launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP),  hosted at http://Africa-Energy-Portal.org at the just-ended Africa Investment Forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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