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Kenya abandons thermal power plants for wind energy

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has stated that three thermal power plants with combined capacity of 190MW would no longer be needed.

New kid on the block: elephant grass could take role of...

A Scandinavian clean tech start-up has developed a new fuel technology that could potentially replace oil, natural gas and coal, which will be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Summit.

Kenya Power posts $29m in annual gross profit

Kenya Power has announced a gross profit of $29 million (KShs.3.1 billion) for the year ended 30th June 2018.
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Zanzibar, UAE ink production sharing agreement

Zanzibar has signed a production sharing agreement with a United Arab Emirates company for the exploration of natural gas.

Kenya Power: vandal receives 10-year prison sentence

In Kenya, a Nanyuki court has sentenced a suspect to 10 years in prison or a fine of KShs.5 million for vandalism.
Isimba hydropower dam

Tanzania: Preparations underway for Rufiji hydropower plant

Preparations for the proposed 2,100MW Rufiji hydropower plant at Stiegler's Gorge are well underway in order for construction works to commence.

Kenya: ERC introduces framework to open up energy market

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) seeks to establish a fund to that will ensure uniform electricity tariffs for mini-grids across the country based on fair return on investment.

President Kenyatta to inaugurate East Africa’s largest solar plant

Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission a 54.6MW solar plant on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 in Garissa County.

Rwanda: Consultant required to conduct carbon credit study

The governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania are seeking a consultant to undertake a carbon credit study for NELSAP’s Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project.

Rwanda: EDCL requires electrical materials for transmissions lines

EDCL invites sealed bids from qualified bidders for the tender to supply of electrical materials for LV and MV lines and service connections.

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