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  • Ethiopia to ‘quadruple’ electricity output with sugar production Published Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:31 +0000
    Ethiopia aims to increase its electricity production from 2,200 MW to 8,000 MW with the aid of a sugar-based ethanol that would help to reduce car emissions as well as cute down on fossil fuel imports. Approximately 300,000 tonnes of sugar is produced annually, with 62MW of electricity produced from the Wonchi, Metehera and Finchaa […]
  • Nigerian FG sign MoU with Benco Energy for 700MW power plant Published Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:01:46 +0000
    Brazilian Benco Energy Limited, the energy arm of the Benco Group will assist the Federal Government of Nigeria build a 700MW power plant in Nigeria’s Bayelsa State, in the core Niger Delta region. The N144 billion MoU was signed over the weekend and the plant is estimated to take three years to construct. The power […]
  • More than 57% of West Africa population without electricity access, says AfDB Published Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:00:10 +0000
    African Development Bank Report ‘West Africa Monitor Quarterly’ states that more than 57% of the West African population are without electricity.  The analysis forms part of the AFDB’s second quarter 2014 report. The bank cites insufficient generation capacity, low electrification, intermittent, unreliable and costly service as contributors and the energy sector necessitating ‘policy intervention’ to […]
  • GERD talks continue between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia Published Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:33:12 +0000
    Talks continue between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt to reach an agreement upon the criteria and mechanisms for building the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), expected to generate 6000MW of electricity. The project includes 16 turbines, two of which will start generating 375 MW each in 2015. According to the Middle East News Agency (MENA) Hossam […]
  • S.Africa Department of Energy to arbitrate in renewable projects Published Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:15:53 +0000
    According to Bloomberg News, South Africa seeks to increase the use of renewable power, adding 3,725MW of electricity to the grid by 2016, as it simultaneously aims to cut the use of coal produced power in meeting the country’s energy demand. The Department of Energy is said to ‘intervene’ in the commissioning of renewable energy […]
  • Rwanda government affirms support for production of renewables Published Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:01:33 +0000
    Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure, Jules Ndenga has asserted government support of renewable energy as a means to provide cost-effective electricity to rural households. He emphasises solar power as the ‘ideal’ means for which to power rural households, stating that renewables ease pressure on the national grid and underpins government’s efforts to ensure they gain access […]