Sunday, March 26, 2017

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...

LCBC Seals Deal with POWERCHINA to Preserve Lake Chad

The Lake Chad Basin Commission and the POWERCHINA International Group Limited have signed a Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) to actualize the transfer of water from the Congo Basin to Lake Chad Basin. Recall that Heads...
Boi

IFC, Dutch Bank Invest €15m in Mobisol’s East Africa Solar Initiative

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) and FMO, the Dutch development bank have entered a partnership to promote the delivery of renewable energy solutions to off-grid communities in East Africa. IFC has invested...

Uganda Inaugurates East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant

Uganda’s Minister of State for Energy Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, together with representatives of Access Power, EREN RE and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the largest solar power plant in East Africa, located in...

South Africa: Integrated Energy Plan for Public Scrutiny on Friday

South Africa's Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced that the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) would be gazetted for public comment and engagement on Friday, 25 November 2016. Briefing newsmen...
Scatec Solar

USAID Invests $4million in Eight African-Based Solar Start-ups

Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz has announced $4 million in new investments in eight companies that are revolutionizing household power across Africa through the 'Scaling Off-Grid Energy: Grand Challenge for Development.' "The Grand Challenge...
3A Energie

Orange, Engie to Deploy Solar Kits in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon

Orange and Engie have launched a plan to deploy nearly one thousand solar kits in rural villages in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. Electricity, natural gas and services company Engie will supply the solar kits...
Power

APR Energy to Generate 50MW in Benin Power Project

The Ministry of Energy, Water and Mines in Benin has contracted global power solutions leader APR Energy to provide 50MW of power generation using its fuel-flexible aeroderivative turbines in the country. The turbines will be...

Rwanda Joins UN Sustainable Energy Initiative

Rwanda has officially become part of Sustainable Energy for All, a global universal energy initiative by the United Nations, Rwandese daily New Times reports. SE4ALL was launched by outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon in...
Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar and Norfund to distribute Solar Power in Mozambique

Scatec Solar and Norfund have signed the Power Purchase Agreement securing the sale of solar power over a 25 year period to the state owned utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM). The project is the first...