Transmission and Distribution

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Mozambique: EDM cuts electricity tariffs as part of COVID-19 relief

Government of Mozambique has directed the power utility EDM to cut electricity tariffs for this year as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India looks into privatising electricity distribution companies

COVID-19 has impacted the revenues of the electricity distribution companies in India, as such government is considering privatising the distributors.
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Kenya: Contractors invited to bid for UPS and battery chargers installment

The Kenya Power & Lighting Company intends to upgrade UPS and battery chargers for National Control Centre and Rabai Control Centre. A pre-bid meeting will be on 10 June 2020.
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Ed’s note: Without technology, utilities will fail during- and post-COVID-19

Amid the 2020 global socio-economic upheaval, steady movement can be seen in the power and energy markets where utilities have embraced technology.
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Strategic Fuel Fund gains former dept. of energy DG, Magubane

The CEF Board has appointed former Director-General for the Department of Energy Nelisiwe Magubane as the new Chairperson of the Strategic Fuel Fund.

Consortium commits $15bn toward LNG project in Mozambique

African Corporate and Investment Bank, RMB, has announced that an LNG project in Mozambique is expected to receive $15bn of financing commitments at a signing scheduled for June 2020.
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West Africa: Call for consultants to vie for WAPP NorthCore Project

Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger seeks consultants for updating inventories and censuses in the right-of-way planned for lines and substations under the WAPP NorthCore Project, deadline for submissions is 20 June 2020.
SAPVIA: Not convinced draft electricity regulations will meet municipal needs

SAPVIA: Not convinced draft electricity regulations will meet municipal needs

The SA draft electricity regulations on generation capacity continue to fall short of addressing municipalities’ needs, says SAPVIA explaining their recommendations.
West Africa

West Africa: Hydro to support solar and wind in smart renewable...

The Smart Renewable Electricity Portfolios in West Africa study explores hydropower's support of intermittent solar and wind in a climate-friendly manner.
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The Rockefeller Foundation commits $3m in support of health & electricity...

The Rockefeller Foundation will award three new grants to support organisations that are working with countries, communities, and regions in Africa and Asia to leverage data and technology to bolster their COVID-19 response.

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