Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Energy Crisis: Nigerian Senate to Amend Laws

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that the National Assembly will address the issue of  power generation, transmission and distribution through a review of existing laws in order to resolve...

Gambia: SEfA Grants Close to U.S.$1m to Increase Energy Sector Investments

The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US $995,000-grant to the Republic of The Gambia to implement a programme to facilitate private investments in Green Mini-Grids (GMG)...

Energy Ministers from Africa to Face Investors at Washington Powering Africa Summit

Ministers of Energy from African countries will face investors at the 3rd Powering Africa: Summit taking place from 9-10 March 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington D.C. to catalogue investment opportunities in the...

Nigeria: U.S Energy Project Adds 30,000 New Solar Connections in Nigeria

The U.S energy project known as "Power Africa" has added 30,000 new solar connections in Nigeria, the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday. The United States, through...

Vivo Energy, Orange Launch Pan-African Partnership Agreement in 9 Countries

Orange Money customers in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar can now cash in or cash out money from their Orange Money account in any Shell service stations operated by Vivo Energy. Shell customers can also...

UK to Support Energy Project in Largest FDI in Ghana

The UK government will support a major energy project in Ghana through the UK Export Finance (UKEF). The Offshore Cape Three Points Project (OCTP) will involve the development of oil and gas fields about 60...

ENGIE Agrees to Accelerate Renewable Energies development for Senegal

ENGIE announced the signing of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development...

Tanzania gets Grant to Support Renewable Energy Investors

Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA) has received a $870, 000 grant by the African Development Bank-hosted Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to establish the Renewable Energy Investment Facility (REIF). The REIF will finance private...

Helios and Vitol Buy Out Shell to Fully Acquire Vivo Energy

Helios Investment Partners and Vitol are set to acquire Shell’s 20 per cent shareholding in Vivo Energy for $250 million. Vivo will now be 100 per cent owned by Helios and Vitol though it will...

President Sirleaf Reopens Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has officially commissioned the newly rehabilitated Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in Harrisburg, Montserrado County and challenged successive governments to sustain the infrastructural initiatives of preceding administrations. She said as...