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South Africa details LNG-to- power programme
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) has released long-awaited details of a proposed LNG-to- power programme.
AfDB loan boosts Ethiopian power sector
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $104 million loan to help Ethiopia improve its power system.
Kenya taps Rift Valley geothermal resource
Kenya has received approval from the Climate Investment Funds' Clean Technology Fund for a $29.65 million concessional loan to co-finance up to two geothermnal projects in the...
World Bank approves Nigeria IPP
A 459 MW independent power project (IPP) in Nigeria has achieved financial close.
AfDB unveils new energy initiative
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a new initiative aimed at solving the region's huge energy deficit by 2025.
EEHC targets 4 GW of development
Masdar, ACWA Power and the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore developing up to 4 GW of renewable and natural...
Eskom launches investigation into 'poor performance'
Eskom's board has suspended four senior executives and commissioned an independent inquiry to assess the company's poor performance.
Maintenance backlog strains SA system
Rolling blackouts are likely to be a daily occurrence in South Africa over the next few months, says Eskom.
Moroccan strategy on target, says IEA
Morocco has made considerable advances in renewable energy deployment and fuel subsidy reform but could make more progress in energy efficiency, according to the IEA.
Sub-Saharan Africa can unlock energy potential, says IEA
Under-development of sub-Saharan Africa's considerable energy resources is holding back economic and social development in the region, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.
World Bank finances Senegal power project
The World Bank has signed agreements to finance a new power plant in Senegal that will provide power to over 1.5 million of the country's residents.
Globeleq buys Cameroon assets
Independent power producer Globeleq has boosted its presence in sub-Saharan Africa with the purchase of over 300 MW of generating capacity from AES.
Renewables sector growing fast in South Africa
South Africa's successful execution of its renewable energy programme has powered the growth of its the renewable energy industry.
Tanzania poised for renewables shift
Tanzania is planning to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and make more use of its renewable energy resources with the help of $50 million of funding from the African Development...