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Alteria’s minister of energy and mines, Yousef Yousfi, says the country plans to build its first nuclear power station in 2025. The country has sufficient uranium reserves enough to run two nuclear power plants with a capacity of 1,000 MW each for 60 years, according to the minister.
Egypt has been struggling to fund fuel imports, which has led to electricity shortages across the country. To deal with the matter, the country’s government has set aside US$200 million to finance the import of additional petroleum products and is busy approving an additional US$525 million, according the Egyptian cabinet.
South Korea and Egypt have signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of nuclear power development. The agreement will see the two countries work together to train the north African country’s workforce for a nuclear power plant, share technical information, and discuss ways to appease the concerns of local residents.
The Sudan government is determined to go ahead with the construction of the Kajbar hydroelectric project on the River Nile. The project will generate some 360 MW and will require the relocation of 12 villages on the river’s banks.
The number of Current outputs that users require from Protection Relay Test Sets always seems to be increasing and of course test sets are evolving to meet these requirements. Some of the latest models of Test Sets, for example, are capable of injecting ten test currents simultaneously from a single test set. Sometimes, however, even this isn’t quite enough and in certain applications more is needed. ... more
“EAPP is very important, but it is often treated as a village boy who is common to all, required by all to do chores for all...” Exclusive interview with Mr Jasper Oduor, well-respected energy expert in the East-African region, former Executive Secretary of the Eastern Africa Power Pool and currently with Edison Engineers in Kenya. He is also a speaker at the upcoming EAPIC ... more
South Africa’s Energy Intensive User’s Group (EIUG), whose members account for 44% of the country’s electricity usage, estimates that if there were no constraints on supply 2,000 MW of demand would return to the grid immediately.
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.