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The decision by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to provide US$338 million of funding for a 1,068 km high capacity transmission line between Ethiopia and Kenya has ensured its go-ahead in September 2013.
AAE systems, a US based group, plans to invest some US$1.2 billion to establish a geothermal plant in the western part of Uganda. It signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the government of Uganda whereby it will build the plant in the Katwe-Kikorongo area.
The Kenyan government has maintained its interest in nuclear energy as a source of power. This is illustrated by it having dispatched 11 local people for training in South Korea as part of efforts to enhance electricity generation capacity to over 19,000 MW by 2030.
Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous islands off Tanzania’s coast, celebrated the end of electricity rationing when a national grid link from the mainland, a 100 MW undersea cable, was inaugurated on the 10th of April.
The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Africa Geothermal International Kenya Limited (AGIL) which is establishing a 140 MW geothermal project in Longonot. The Longonot geothermal project is directly adjacent to the Olkaria geothermal complex.
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South Africa’s electricity sector is in trouble, and has been for some time. There are days when the
supply available to meet peak demand is less than the capacity of a single large generation unit
available to Eskom, which means margins for error let alone reserve margins are non-existent.