Category archives for: Electricity

Special Supplement: African Energy – A Vibrant market

July 14, 2018//-Jon Marks and David Slater of Africa Energy Live Data, draw on the company’s database of over 5,300 projects to review the state of Africa’s energy market.

GE Partners with Ethiopian Power Authority to Boost Power Generation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 12, 2018//-Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business today announced that it has completed a $40 million Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey project with Ethiopian Electric Power.

Botswana Signs First Time Contract for GE Power’s Software Technology

Gaborone, Botswana, July 9, 2018//-Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve its grid efficiency, GE Power’s Grid Solution business  today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).

Committee Lauds President’s Announcement on Fuel Price Hikes

Cape Town, South Africa, July 9, 2018/ — The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, Mr Mandla Rayi, has welcomed the “extraordinary step” taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa to cushion South Africans against the fuel price increases.

SA Firm Buys Out Moi-era Power Producer Iberafrica

June 30, 2018//-South Africa-owned AEP Energy Africa (AEP) has acquired Moi-era independent power producer Iberafrica for Sh6.22 billion ($61.57 million).

Sub-Saharan Africa : GE Hits 100th Power Plant Milestone

Mauritius, June 20, 2018/ /-At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region,  GE Power announced today that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The New Rules of Competition in Energy Storage

June 11, 2018//-The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.

Kenya Power Chief in Trouble for Skipping Tokens Probe

June 7, 2018//-Parliament has summoned Kenya Power  managing director Ken Tarus after he skipped two invitations to appear before it to respond to issues touching on escalating electricity bills and prepaid tokens.

EBRD, IFC and FMO Financing to Help Upgrade, expand Electricity Grid in Turkey’s Western Anatolia

June 2, 2018//-The EBRD, IFC – a member of the World Bank Group – and the Dutch Development Bank FMO are joining forces to finance improvements in the electricity distribution network in Turkey’s Osmangazi region in western Anatolia. 

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.

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