Power Developments in Africa, September 2014

  Algeria develops solar capacity A consortium formed by several companies in the solar energy field has won a contract to supply 233 MW of electricity by developing solar capacity in Algeria. Members of the consortium include Yingli Energy, Sinohydro and Hydrochina. The projects will be developed by SKTM, a subsidiary of Sonelgaz, the electricity […]

Power developments in Africa, August 2014

  Angola rents gas turbines APR Energy is to use GE mobile gas turbines to provide fast-track electricity supply in Angola. The deal represents APR’s first turbine project in sub-Saharan Africa, and quickly follows an alliance announced recently between the two companies. The new contract is for a period of twelve months. It will utilise […]

Power developments in Africa, July 2014

  Africa off-grid energy challenge IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) says that the Green Village Electricity Project (GVEP) was a winner of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge – an initiative launched by GE and the US Africa Development Agency (USADF). Ifeanyi Orajaka, his company GVE Projects and his efforts to introduce solar-based power […]

Power developments in Africa, June 2014

  Cameroon plants get new owner Actis has signed an agreement with American energy giant, AES, to acquire the majority interest in three power assets in Cameroon for $220-million. This gives Actis a 56% stake in Cameroon’s national integrated utility, Société Nationale d’Electricité (SONEL), and in two independent power plants, Kribi and Dibamba. SONEL provides […]

Power developments in Africa, May 2014

  Botswana develops coalfired generation African Energy Resources, in partnership with ACWA Power International, is developing power generation projects in Botswana. The companies have an agreement to build a 300 MW power station and integrated coal mine at African Energy’s Sese coal deposit. This project will use coal from a 50-million ton block within the […]

Power developments in Africa, March 2014

  Angola invests in power generation and grid The government of Angola plans to invest US$23-billion in the country’s national electricity supply system with new hydroelectric schemes and an improved grid. As the second-biggest oil producer in Africa, Angola has tended to neglect building infrastructure in other forms of energy supply. Now it wants to […]