Category archives for: Electricity

Big Boost for Mining, Energy and Utilities Sectors As Inmarsat, Others Sign Deal

October 15, 2020//-Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has entered into an agreement with Harvest Technology Group, a remote monitoring and communications specialist, and AST, a global leader in satellite and radio communication systems and an existing Inmarsat partner.

U.S Agency Backs Ethiopia’s Power Project With $1.55 Million

Washington D.C, U.S, October 14, 2020 – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has committed $1.55 million in technical development for the Tulu Moye Geothermal Power Plant Project in Ethiopia.

ENGIE Appoints New CEO to Lead its Access to Energy Business in Africa

Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2020/ — ENGIE has appointed Gillian-Alexandre Huart as CEO of ENGIE Energy Access.

Egypt Seeks Kenya’s Help in Row with Ethiopia Over Nile Dam

October 8, 2020//-Egyptians are seeking Kenya’s support to help Cairo reach an amicable solution on the use of the waters of the Nile, after Ethiopia erected a dam along the river.

What Nigeria’s Poor Power Supply Really Costs and How a Hybrid System Could Work for Business

Lagos only gets about 10 percent of its electricity needs, leaving its 20 million inhabitants to their own devices. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé, University College Cork September 23, 2020//-Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers.

Too Little Power in Nigeria, Too Much in Ghana

August 30, 2020//-While much of Nigeria’s new gas-fired capacity is unused because of gas supply problems, Ghana has not been able to absorb all of its new installed capacity. 

U.S Urges Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to Continue Nile Dam Talks

August 26, 2020//-The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to work towards a “mutual agreement” on the filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam (Gerd), as a way to securing future stability.

Nile Dam Talks Delayed for ‘Consultations’

Khartoum, Sudan, August 12, 2020//-Sudan on Monday said that negotiations over Ethiopia’s massive and controversial dam construction on the Blue Nile have been postponed for a week.

Nile Dam Talks Resume as Ethiopians Celebrate Progress

August 5, 2020//-Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have resumed second round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile River mediated by the African Union.

How the Grand Renaissance Dam Might Spark Basin-wide Water Cooperation

Construction workers stand next to rock wall at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia on December 26, 2019. Ashok Swain, Uppsala University August 1, 2020//-Ethiopia’s on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a ‘water war’.

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