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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.

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.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.

Off-grid solar industry reflects on gains before COVID-19

Off-grid solar solutions are critical for the welfare of poor and rural households in East Africa, West Africa and Southern Asia, underlines a new report issued by GOGLA.
Green Outcomes Fund

Op-Ed: Challenges faced by early-stage clean energy companies

Like many other sectors, early stage clean energy companies are heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments to it.

“City of darkness” no longer – AfDB supported electricity project lights...

The African Development Bank's $38 million Juba Power Distribution System Rehabilitation and Expansion Project is almost completed according to a release by...

Madagascar: Sahofika hydropower BOOT scheme to get 4 million Euro loan

The Sahofika hydropower project entails the construction of a 205MW hydroelectric power plant on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis.
TCN managing director

Nigeria’s minister of power sets bar high for TCN’s new management

With barely a day having passed since sacking outgoing Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) managing director Usman Mohammed, minister of power Sale Mamman met with the new managing director Sula Abdulaziz and his management team this week.

Djibouti: Geothermal project to boost green energy production capacity

Additional funding of $3.22m for the geothermal exploitation project in the Lake Assal region of Djibouti, will increase the country's green energy production capacity.
Energy opportunities

Tanzania records highest percentage in access to electricity

Energy Minister Dr Medard Kalemani has announced that Tanzania has recorded its highest percentage in access to electricity so far with 84.6% in 2020.

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