Power developments in Africa, July 2015

  Energy developments diversify economy Botswana Oil (BOL) has called for expressions of interest (EoI) for an in-house technical adviser to assist in the development of the landlocked country’s oil and gas sector. Through the EoI, the State-owned company sought information on the preparedness of the coal-to-liquids market in Botswana to inform the process of […]

Power developments in Africa, June 2015

  Chinese companies invest in Equatorial Guinea The government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. These memoranda involve the planning and development of city of Luba, a feasibility study on the development of a new […]

Power developments in Africa, April 2015

Clean energy for west Africa American independent power producer New Generation Power International will this year break ground on the first 20 MW plant of a planned 200 MW of solar projects in civil war and Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone. The company will work with the government of the west African country and a turnkey provider […]

Power developments in Africa, March 2015

  Kenya’s electricity prices fall The cost of electricity in Kenya has reduced dramatically as a result of additional power being added to the country’s national grid. The generation and injection of an additional 280 MW has resulted in local manufacturers having access to electricity at lower rates. The country is also set to spend […]

Power developments in Africa, Jan/Feb 2015

Solar power in Ethiopia Aora is planning to build a solar-hybrid power plant in Ethiopia. The project is tied to the country’s climate-resilient green economy strategy, in which the country aims to enhance access to affordable and environmentally friendly renewable energy. The goal is to provide adequate uninterruptible and grid independent power to support the […]

Power developments in Africa, December 2014

  Tanzania funds power expansion The government of Tanzania has allocated US$4-billion to boost electricity generation and supply in the country between 2014 and 2016. This expansion and improvement of the national electricity infrastructure is aimed in part at addressing the unreliable supply to tourist hotels which adversely affects much-needed tourism. Tanzania Electric Supply Company, […]