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In May 2013, Ghana’s Bui hydroelectric project started generating electricity and added 133 MW to the country’s national grid. The expectation is that all three of the hydroelectric scheme’s turbines will be operational by the end of 2013, though work on the project’s infrastructure will continue into 2014.
Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan has launched the estimated US$1 billion Zungeru hydroelectric project in the country’s Niger state. He says the Zungeru hydroelectric scheme was initially conceived in 1982, but due to funding constraints work on the project never began.
A US$400,000 agreement has been signed with the Gambia to provide legal assistance in the negotiations of independent power projects and transmission as well as distribution upgrades in the country’s greater Banjul area.
Nigeria’s permanent secretary in the ministry of power, Godknows Igali, has said that the country will reach the 10,000 MW electricity supply mark before the end of 2013, with independent power projects (IPP) proceeding schedule. ... more
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.