Transmission and Distribution

ESI Africa supplies daily electricity news. Our coverage includes African and international electricity transmission and distribution stories.

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Solar projects earmarked to support N’Djamena surrounds in Chad

Two solar power initiatives are set to power up Chad, where as little as 6.4% of the population has access to reliable electricity.
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Umeme earmarks $15.2m for two power projects in Mbale district

Umeme is investing $15.2 million into two major power projects in the Mbale district to improve power supply quality and reliability in the region.
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Eskom implements Stage 2 loadshedding

South Africans have been given short notice by state-owned power utility Eskom to plan for Stage 2 loadshedding today with high risk of it continuing over the weekend.
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Elsewedy Electric to build high voltage substation in DRC

Egyptian electric company Elsewedy Electric signed a $38.8 million contract with SNEL to build a high voltage 220-15/6.6kV distribution substation in DRC.
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Mozambique: EDM to review transmission integration study

Ncondezi Energy has submitted a power transmission integration study to Electricidad de Moçambique (EDM) for its integrated 300MW coal-fired power project and coal mine in the Tete Province.
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A different look at revamping Eskom for a just energy transition

Recently released report Eskom Transformed: Achieving a Just Transition for South Africa offers an alternative look at the crises at the utility and possible solutions.
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Kenya invites advisors to develop guidelines for transmission lines

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company invites consultants to indicate their interest in providing technical assistance for public-private partnerships in transmission lines.
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New Zealand: Powerco to trial wireless power transmission technology

Kiwi start-up Emrod claims to have developed the world’s first long-range, high-power, wireless power transmission as an alternative to existing copper line technology.
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Tech applications open for Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020

Nigeria's tech community is invited to take part in a smart meter hackathon aimed at developing and delivering metering hardware and software systems. Deadline for submissions is 28 August 2020.
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Eskom tender: 80MW/320MWh energy storage system

Eskom is inviting bids for an 80MW/320MWh battery energy storage system to manage power generation by the Sere Wind Farm. Deadline: 11 September 2020.

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