by Lea Iman Moussaid
Political Analyst, Head of Public and Diplomatic Relations
October 5th, 2018
The solar park is set to be built across three phases, and will be located in Tunisia's southernmost region of Remana, in the Sahara Desert. The project was conceived by the Tunisian Goverment to support organic farming and improve security at the border with Libya.
Rabat – Morocco will invest over $40 billion in the energy sector by 2030, including in a liquefied natural gas project, according to Morocco’s energy minister. Minister of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development Aziz Rebbah said that $30 billion will be devoted to renewable energy projects, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The investment will create…
Melania Trump landed in Ghana on Tuesday as she began her first-ever visit to Africa. She will also make stops in Malawi, Kenya and Egypt. The White House described the trip as a journey to "four beautiful and very different countries in Africa". Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Trump's tour will be a "diplomatic and humanitarian…
The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Agency (GCCIA) is studying the feasibility of a cable, which would pass through currently warn-torn Yemen – as part of efforts to reduce reliance on oil and gas for power generation
Minster of Energy Jeff Radebe has gazetted the long-awaited Integrated Resources Plan and the public have 60 days to comment.
Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.
Bank Windhoek, in conjunction with the Enertronica Group, recently financed the construction of the Trekkopje Solar Project in the Erongo Region as part of the development of solar parks in the country.
The introduction of the N701.9 billion Payment Assurance Facility (PAF) to raise Generation Companies’ (GenCos) monthly revenue by 80 per cent has raised generation capacity to 7,009 megawatts (MW) in the past 18 months, records have shown. Daily Trust reports that according to official update obtained from the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), the fund…
Stories by Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Ministry of Power is set to disengage from using electricity from the national grid to power its activities at its headquarters in Maitama Abuja, and subsequently turn to a hybrid solar mini grid network expected to be installed on its rooftop by a consortium, THISDAY has learnt. The…
Fuel prices will sky-rocket to its most expensive yet come Wednesday, according to the latest increase announced by the Department of Energy.
Goddy Egene A new report by the Lagos-based financial advisory company, Financial Derivatives Limited has advised the federal government to incentivise the private sector in investing in renewable energy through cheaper financing and lower taxes. In its latest economic report made available to THISDAY, the company stressed that lending rates in Nigeria – currently at…
In the last 58 years, Nigeria’s electricity sector has performed below expectation as evident in the more than 80 million Nigerians who don’t have any form of electricity in their homes, writes Chineme Okafor Irrespective of the conclusion of the early stages of reforms in Nigeria’s electricity sector, reports suggest that so far, not much…
THE Nigeria Gas Association, NGA, said the country has reduced gas flaring from two billion cubit fit per day to 700 million cubits fit per day, indicating 65percent improvement in the last 10 years.
The Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has pledged support for the management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) towards improving bills collection. He said supporting AEDC to improve on its bills collection would in turn enhance service delivery. He also assured of his resolve to fight against vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure.…
THE Federal Government, yesterday, said $64 million had been approved for power supply to Escravos communities in Delta State.
The idea that effective and efficient electricity supply could become a catalyst to check the dangers of radicalization of young, vulnerable and idle minds along religious fault-lines is beginning to sink in going by the upsurge in transmission lines upgrade that will cover the entire North Eastern states. It is indeed gratifying and fulfilling for…
Explaining how a R33 billion loan from China would help boost regional power supply, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country still exported electricity to Zimbabwe. Is this true?
Eskom is investigating a case of arson following a fire at its Nguni substation, which supplies residents of Vosloorus, in the East Rand.
Following the recent exposé by EE Publishers on the deepening coal supply crisis facing Eskom, alarm bells are also sounding about the utility’s worsening generation plant performance impacting on South Africa’s medium-term (five-year) system adequacy outlook.
Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast looks to solar vehicles to replace bush taxis (TheExpressTribune)
Tanzania: New Plant to Add 240mw to Tanzania Grid (East African)
Ghana, Kenya, Malawi: U.S. First Lady Melania Trump Begins Africa Visit in Ghana (All Africa)
Tanzania: How Tanzania is aspiring to be Africa’s next energy player (UN News)
Africa : US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa (The East African)
Kenya: Kenya Power Issued Tenders Illegally, Court Told (Nation)
Tanzania: Tanzania Invites Investors for Wind, Solar Power Plants (East African)
Kenya: You Owe Us Sh1.2 Billion, City Hall Tells Kenya Power (Nairobi News)
Kenya: Graft Case Reveals Level of Impunity At Kenya Power (Nation)
Ghana: Create Enabling Environment in Energy Market for Private Sector – – Govt Urged (Ghanaian Times)
Tanzania: Power Project Nears Completion (Citizen)
Nigeria: Blackout May Hit Aso Villa As Flood Damages Delta Power Plant (Guardian)
Nigeria: Lagos Community Laments ‘Crazy’ Electricity Billing (Guardian)