Plans are in the pipeline for Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) to secure an additional 100 Mega Watts of firm power imports to avert potential power crisis. The initiative comes on the backdrop of Intermittent loss of generation at Morupule B Power Plant, coupled with non- firm power imports from South …Read More
Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says at least half of the actions set out in the Energy Action Plan (EAP) are either completed or on track.
He was briefing the media on the progress made on the one-year implementation of the Energy Action Plan on …Read More
Experts in the oil and gas industry said 600 million Africans, including Nigerians, lack access to power with the majority living in rural areas.
They said that the continent requires much energy supply to bridge the gap in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are targeted at eradicating …Read More
Nigeria’s electricity generation, yesterday, dropped Week-on-Week, by 16.4 percent to 3,501.20 megawatts, MW, from 4,187.6 MW recorded Thursday, last week.
A local report indicated the situation occurred because of many factors, including the poor state of plants and the low gas supply to thermal plants.
A $1 million (Shs 3.7 billion) project to ensure reliable electricity supply to consumers in Butabika, Mutungo, Luzira and Kitintale has gone live.
This follows the installation and energising of a new transformer at power distributor Umeme’s substation in Port Bell, Luzira. The development means consumers such as the Uganda …Read More
The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Mozambique’s publicly owned electricity company, EDM, Marcelino Alberto, demanded that contractors comply with the agreed deadlines for undertaking work on electricity projects.
He was speaking during a visit to monitor work on the Temane thermal power station (CTT), in the southern province …Read More
Energy minister Soda Zhemu has said the nation is embroiled in a funding crisis that has made it impossible to swiftly ease the ongoing power blackouts.
Speaking to the media on the current power crisis, Zhemu said the current average daily demand is around 1600 megawatts against a total available …Read More
Half of Namibia still has no access to electricity, with over 300 000 households, particularly in rural areas, unelectrified.
This was revealed by the executive director of the mines and energy ministry, Simeon Negumbo, who said electricity provision remains a challenge as the country’s overall electrification rate is estimated to …Read More
The electricity Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said that the lack of capacity in the electricity Generation Companies, GENCOs, and Distribution Companies, DISCOs, is the main reason for the incessant collapses in the national grid.
The country’s power grid has collapsed about seven times this year, with the last …Read More
Nigeria’s power generation, yesterday, rose by three percent to 4,735.1 megawatts, MW, from 4,594.6MW recorded last week.
The Nigeria Electricity System Operator, a semi-autonomous body under the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, responsible for operating the transmission system disclosed this in its report obtained by Vanguard.
The report showed an …Read More
Eskom says it is focusing on implementing all projects to meet the required 53GW of new additional energy for the period up to 2032 which will ensure energy security.
The power utility said the new additional capacity needed will come particularly from renewable energy sources and takes into account the …Read More
Eskom launches power purchase programme to secure 1 000MW to bolster constrained generation capacity
As part of the broad measures to address the load-shedding crisis, Eskom has today launched three programmes to procure much-needed power for the national grid.
Initially, the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more …Read More
The future looks gloomy for South Africans after Eskom announced on Sunday morning that stage 6 will remain in place indefinitely.
And Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter said there is a risk that load shedding may be extended beyond stage 6.
“We will definitely have a high stage of …Read More
Africa is set to achieve a quicker transition to renewable energy than any other continent, Mikir Shah, CEO of reinsurer Africa Specialty Risks (ASR).
Shah is Kenyan and a former CEO of AXA Africa Specialty Risks. His role in Africa-focused reinsurance gives him a unique perspective on energy investment and …Read More
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the restoration of the national grid was almost completed following its collapse. Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
Mbah said that the national grid experienced system disturbance at about 11:27 …Read More
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded today a grant to Marrakech’s electricity and water distributor (RADEEMA) for a feasibility study that aims to transform the power distribution facility into a smart grid.
Africa Climate Solutions, a Washington-based sustainable development firm, is set to conduct the study for Morocco’s …Read More
NamPower managing director Simeon Haulofu confirmed that the power utility has renegotiated and extended its electricity supply agreement with Eskom for another three years. ESKOM, which is currently faced with frequent power cuts, will continue to supply Namibia with 100MW electricity.
This follows NamPower’s five-year agreement with Eskom for the …Read More
The Government of Rwanda has embarked on the Nyabarongo II hydropower plant public project which will be established on River Nyabarongo in a bid to boost the country’s efforts to ensure universal access to electricity by 2024.
Located 27 kilometers from Kigali at the junction between the Southern and …Read More
State power utility Eskom has announced a further week of stage two load shedding following the continued shortage of generation capacity at its power stations.
The electricity supplier has been battling breakdowns and the slow return to service of some of its generation units for the past two weeks leading …Read More
Eskom Group Executive for Generation, Phillip Dukashe, has resigned from his position, following a 26-year association with the power utility.
The power utility announced Dukashe’s resignation on Monday – just more than a year after his permanent appointment in April 2021.
“A true, loyal asset to Eskom and the country, …Read More