Category archives for: Electricity

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.

Trade and Development Bank and USAID Sign Deal to Power Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, November 9, 2018/ — The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and USAID’s Power Africa initiative  today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will finance power projects in 22 African countries.

Rwanda and Alibaba Enter into Agreements to Promote Rwanda’s Economic Dev’t

Kigali, Rwanda, November 3, 2018//- Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP , an electronic world trade platform hub in Rwanda.

New Satellite Data Reveals the World’s Largest Air Pollution Hotspot is in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 29, 2018/ — A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year  reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date.

African Development Bank Urges Power Sector to Capitalize on Women’s Capabilities

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, October 27, 2018/ — The African Development Bank Group (AfDB)  in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence (ANCEE) organized a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan.

Eskom, GE Power Synchronize Medupi Unit 2 Eight Months Ahead of Schedule

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 10, 2018//-GE Power and Eskom announced that Medupi unit 2, the fifth out of the six units at the power station, has now been successfully synchronized to the national grid.

Rural Residents Set for Cheaper Power

October 9, 2018//-Kenyans in the rural areas will soon enjoy cheaper tariff for domestic power consumption, weeks after new charges increased electricity costs for middle-class households.

South Africa: Eskom to Expand Transmission Network with $218 Loan from AfDB

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, September 27, 2018/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a ZAR 2.886 billion (US$217.9 million ) loan to South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings Ltd, towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The entity is crucial to power supply within the sub-region.

South African Energy Firm Keen on Cracking Mozambican Energy Sector

Pretoria, South Africa, August 23, 2018/ — The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders, Mr Peter Madlala says his company is keen on cracking the Mozambican energy sector.

Joyce Bawah Mogtari Writes: Was Akufo-Addo Really Misled on AMERI Deal?

Accra, Ghana, August 8, 2018//-In the not so recent past, under the watch of former President John Dramani Mahama, Ghana suffered a crippling power production deficit that was christened Dumsor- similar to the power crisis under former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

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