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Malawi has signed two electricity deals with China, one being a transmission line project and the other being for the construction of a thermal power station. The two together are worth an estimated US$667 million.
Southern Africa can achieve universal access to modern energy services if the region harnesses its renewable energy resources, according to the 33rd Southern African Development Community (SADC) energy ministers meeting that took place in Maseru, Lesotho. This is as reported by Kizito Sikuka.
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has awarded a contract for the construction of an electricity transmission project that includes construction of a 132 km long power line and extension of an existing substation in Kenya to Spanish company Abengoa.
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.
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.