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Kenya electricity supply and demand in an upward swing – KenGen

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has released a report stating that the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has exceeded expectations in the amount of electricity generated through its hydropower stations.
Aba Integrated Power Project

Afreximbank greenlights loan for Integrated Power Project in Nigeria

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a $50 million term loan facility with Geometric Bank Limited for the Aba Integrated Power Project in Nigeria.
renewable energy

Ghana commits to renewable energy with 8 planned solar plants

The government of Ghana has reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development goal seven (SDG7) with Bui Power Authority (BPA) planning to construct eight solar plants in the northern part of the country.

Tanesco focuses on customer service, signs $30M tech deal

Under the helm of new Managing Director, Maharage Chande, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) is working to improve efficiencies within the utility. The recently signed $30 million deal with technology firm Tech Mahindra is a testament to that.

Breaking down the breakdown of South Africa’s grid and its stability

With the threat of loadshedding an ever constant reality for South Africans, unpacking the stability of the national grid is an important exercise. Thinus Booysen and Arnold Rix break down what the power grid is and what keeps it stable- or not.

Private sector producers launch Electricity Sector Association of Kenya

Private sector producers of electricity in Kenya recently launched the Electricity Sector Association of Kenya (ESAK). The association is made up of Independent Power Producers (IPPs), private participants in the development of captive power plants for commercial and industrial facilities, as well as participants in the electricity transmission and distribution value chains.

Botswana signs 10MW PPA with power solutions company

The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tlou Energy Limited. Under the terms of the PPA, BPC will purchase up to 10MW of power generated at Tlou’s Lesedi power project.

Mines have role to play in SA’s energy generation sector

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe emphasised the role of the mining sector in the recovery and reconstruction of South Africa’s economy at the same time as giving timeline to the shift away from coal fired energy generation.
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Power outages and water shortages highlight urgent need for reform

Countries in North Africa and the Middle East need urgent reform in their power and water sectors. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria have seen an upsurge in protests to power outages, water shortages or in some cases, both.
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Global gas demand expected to rise by 3.6% in 2021

Natural gas demand growth set to slow in coming years, this is set to follow an expected strong 2021 rebound. Strong policy actions though are still needed to bring it on track for net-zero emissions. This is according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.