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Kenya: will the electricity tariff review result in low tariffs?

Since the beginning of July, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been conducting public hearings with regards to the final electricity tariff review whereby...
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Kenya: Garissa Solar Plant sets earlier connection date

According to Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, the Garissa Solar Plant is in the final stages and will be ready for commissioning by September...

Ethiopia to bridge electricity connectivity gap with new substations

Although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in Ethiopia, over 70% of people still have no access to electricity.  This gap necessitates for...

Regional development bank commits to Tanzania’s gas power plant

East African regional development financial institution, TRADE & Development Bank (TDB), has committed a $200 million soft loan to the Tanzanian government for construction...
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CDC and Globeleq invest $66 million to develop solar PV plant...

CDC, a UK government development finance institution, alongside its partner, Globeleq, announced a $66 million debt investment in Malindi Solar Group, to build a...

Specialised smart meters for discounted tariffs improve business prospects in Kenya

The introduction of discounted tariffs for businesses operating at night is by far benefiting about 1,000 manufacturers and large businesses in Kenya. The Energy Regulatory...

Seychelles: Denis Private Island unveils first phase of solar PV project

In efforts to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, the Denis Private Island has implemented the first phase of a four-phase solar photovoltaic power project. According...

Tender: Rural Electrification Authority to construct transmission lines

The government of Kenya has received a credit from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) toward the cost of the Kenya Electricity Expansion...

GE commissions hybrid distributed power unit for Ethiopian village

Global power solutions firm, General Electric (GE), in collaboration with a local entity, Solar Tech, have commissioned a scalable microgrid system powered by a...

Madagascar: Lemur Holdings awarded 30-year concession agreement

Lemur Holdings, a subsidiary of Bushveld Minerals, has been awarded a 30-year concession agreement by the Government of Madagascar, a milestone for the Imaloto coal-fired independent...

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