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 […]