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Kenya: Africa’s biggest wind power project commences

 The biggest wind power farm project in Africa located in Turkana in Kenya was officially inaugurated by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a function that saw many investors put their money on renewable energy production specifically on wind energy.   The multi million Turkana wind project which costs US$ 692m is also the largest single private sector initiative in Africa with a number of investors participating.   This development is anticipated to produce 310 MW of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

China To Build 50MW Solar Power Plant In Kenya Amid Investment Boom

 China is set to construct a solar power plant in Kenya as part of an ongoing investment plan between the two countries, media reports said Sunday. The 50-megawatt plant, which is planned to be built in the city of Garissa, will be financed by the Export-Import Bank of China, reports said, citing China’s ambassador to Kenya, Liu Xianfa.   The project is reportedly set to be one of Africa’s largest solar power installations, and is part of a $5 billion.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

Renewable power technology is on the rise

In North Africa, Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) will soon call for interested bidders to submit proposals for the construction of solar and wind power plants with a total generation capacity exceeding 2,000MW. NREA Head Mohamed Salah Sobky said that the authority receives dozens of offers daily from Arab and foreign companies to establish the renewable power plants, the Daily News Egypt reported on the weekend.   The tender regulations will based on.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

Tanzania To Enhance Tender System For Solar And Wind Power Projects

 The new tender system will help the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) and the Rural Energy Authority (REA) to manage a wider range of options before choosing the best bid, explained EWURA’s Director of Electricity, Eng. Anastas Mbawala. During the summit, topics such as solar energy road maps, solar energy storage, and solar power reliability and sustainability were covered. According to the World Bank, the electric power consumption in Tanzania has increased.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

SEFA doubled its grant portfolio to small- to medium- sized clean energy projects in 2014

 The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) announced that it more than doubled its project portfolio last year, with commitments of USD 6.5 million, for 10 new projects all over the continent during the launch of its 2014 Annual Report.   SEFA 2014 highlights include: USD 3.6 million in preparation grant approvals for projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania expected to result in over 142 megawatts of additional capacity and USD 386 million in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

Solar and wind potential can help meet future power generation goals

 Tanzania has immense solar and wind power potential that could provide much-needed energy for the developing nation, according to preliminary findings from a World Bank renewable energy resource mapping project.   The country’s resources suitable for solar power generation are estimated to be equivalent to those of Spain, and areas of high wind power potential cover more than 10 per cent of the country, an area the size of Malawi, and a greater potential than the US.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

More Kenyans in rural areas applying for cheap power connection

 NAIROBI: Kenyans living within 600m radius of electricity transformers are taking up the Government’s offer for cheap connection, Kenya Power has said.   Kenya Power Managing Director Ben Chumo said most of those who have applied to be connected are from rural areas.   Dr Chumo said he was encouraged by how Kenyans were taking advantage of the Sh15,000 connection fee which was reduced from Sh35,000 last month.   He said: “Everyone can now have.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

Gas pipeline for trial operation this month

 The natural gas pipeline connecting offshore reserves south of the country to Dar es Salaam will be put into trial operation later this month.   The government said the commissioning of the pipeline would boost power generation and supply gas to factories and homes.   The 532 km (330 mile) pipeline and gas processing plants, financed by a 1.23 billion US dollar Chinese loan, were initially expected to be completed last year but faced technical.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th July 2015

Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power

Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm this week, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the wind farm site covers 40,000 acres (162km2), which will be powered by the ‘Turkana Corridorwind.’ It is a low-level jet stream originating from the Indian Ocean and blows all year round. The project will consist of 365 turbines and expected to achieve 68% load capacity.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th July 2015

A US$400m gas-fired plant boosts Africa's energy needs

 The Côte d’Ivoire republic has commissioned a US$400m gas-fired plant at the Azito Energie. This comes at a time when the nation is focusing on the expansion of energy infrastructure and development to enable the country to export power to the neighbouring countries such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone given that the current power export from Côte d’Ivoire goes to Ghana, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The cote d ivoire energy consumption is expected.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th July 2015

Gensets aiding economic growth in Africa

 In 2014, Nigeria imported a total of 28,678 genset units totalling to US$185.5mn, as per data provided by PowerGen Statistics genset-africa-USAIDThe sales of products in the global generator market have been particularly strong in regions which have an unreliable electricity supply, such as countries in Africa and Asia.  According to industry sources, telecommunications and infrastructure development, road constructions as well as expansion of industries have led to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th July 2015

APR Energy lands a 27 million gas turbine supply contract in Egypt

 APR Energy is set to provide a gas turbine power plant for an industrial customer in Egypt after landing a €27 Million contract. The leading world Mobile power supplier signed the deal early this week after a competitive tender that attracted many companies to provide a gas turbine power plant for an industrial customer in Egypt. The project, which is for a minimum of 12 months, has an estimated value exceeding US$30 million (€27 million). APR Energy’s plant.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th July 2015



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