Transmission and Distribution

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illegal power connections

Kenya Power intensifies ploys on illegal power connections

Kenya Power has rolled out a countrywide campaign to weed out illegal power connections and curb theft of electricity, starting out in Nairobi.
Clean energy

UK engineers boost clean energy shift ahead of UK-Africa Summit

A new engine repair workshop in Liverpool, UK is set to make power plants across Africa more efficient and to support Africa’s clean energy shift.
prepaid electricity meter

Be warned: Cape Town’s prepaid electricity meters to go offline

The City of Cape Town will undertake “necessary maintenance” of prepaid electricity meters on Monday 20 January and warns residents to top up beforehand.
energy challenges

Siemens and GRIDCo to address Ghana’s energy challenges

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges.
WEF

Electricity procurement contracts down 11% in December

Electricity procurement contracts in December 2019 saw 47 contracts announced, marking a drop of 11% over the last 12-month average of 53.
FIDIC

AfDB adds seven FIDIC documents to its project finance bidding

FIDIC has granted the AfDB licence to refer to seven FIDIC contracts for projects they finance, which can form part of the Bank’s bidding documents.
Loadshedding

Eskom: The likelihood of reaching Stage 8 of loadshedding is low

Responding to media reports, South Africa’s power utility Eskom has boldly stated that the likelihood of reaching Stage 8 of loadshedding is low.
Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza

Eskom chairman resigns as network stays constrained

Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza has taken accountability for the power utility's failure and tendered his resignation on Friday, 10 January 2020.
KenGen

KenGen seeks the supply of geothermal wellhead equipment

KenGen invites tenders for the supply of geothermal wellhead equipment (expanding gate valves and adaptor flanges). Deadline: 13 February 2020.
energy regulatory association

Kenyan expert to lead East African energy regulatory association

East Africa's energy regulatory association welcomed in its new CEO, Geoffrey Mabea who believes the EAC will benefit from energy policy harmonisation.

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