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  • Nigerian gas-to-power tariffs increase to US$3.30 Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:20:32 +0000
    On Thursday, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) announced that gas used for power generation would increase by 132 percent coming into effect next month, AllAfrica reported. The current price is US$2.50 per MMBTU (Million Metric British Thermal Units) and will go up to US$3.30 per MMBTU (Million Metric British Thermal Units) the increase was […]
  • Ghana appoints new ministry of energy Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:11:56 +0000
    Ghana has made the strategic decision to restructure the ministry of power to address the national energy crisis which is hindering the economic growth and development of the country, the Africa Report said. Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani said that this move was in the best interests of the country with the objective to strike […]
  • Zambian University expands faculties to include solar department Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:03:01 +0000
    The University of Zambia has taken the initiative to develop a solar energy department where they will invest US$750 000 into research laboratories, ITWeb Africa reported. The plan was designed in response to the increasing energy demand in Southern Africa, ITWeb Africa reported. The Southern African population is increasing at rapid rate resulting in growing energy […]
  • US firms sign MoU with Nigeria Published Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:33:49 +0000
    On Tuesday, two American energy companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria to develop a 1 200MW solar power plant as an efficient solution to expanding electricity access across the region, PV magazine reported. The agreement was signed with New Generation Power (NGP) a large scale renewable energy developer and […]
  • African Development Bank grants Kenya US$133 million Published Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:24:18 +0000
    The Last Mile Connectivity Project in Kenya has been granted US$133 million by the African Development Bank to achieve its objective of expanding electricity access to remote communities in the region. This decision was made by the board of directors of the AfDB who are in full support of the project’s initiative, to take full […]
  • South Africa left ‘powerless’ again Published Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:15:40 +0000
    On Friday, Eskom encountered a number of technical issues which put the system under severe constrain and were forced to implement stage 1 load shedding across South Africa over the weekend, Eskom said in a statement. An urgent plea to large power users and residential consumers to reduce their electricity usage was issued due to […]