Infrastructure News

Private Equity Investment Is The Future Of Energy In Africa

11/09/2014

AFK Insider

Last month's announcement of a partnership between Africa richest man Aliko Dangote and private equity fund Blackstone Group to invest to the tune of $5 billion exclusively in energy infrastructure represented a...

Categories: Energy

Africa Can Become Important Power Production Source - Official

11/09/2014

Angola Press

Africa is one of the regions of the world with major unexplored energetic reserves, which expands its chances to become one of the main energy producers.

This was said Tuesday in Luanda by the CEO of the National...

Categories: Energy

Kenya: State inks Sh70bn power deal with AfDB

07/08/2014

Business Daily

Kenya Power's subsidy programme is set for phase out in a Sh70.1 billion deal that the State has signed with African Development Bank (AfDB) to raise electricity connections to 70 per cent of the population in...

Categories: Energy

Power: Inga III will have to wait

21/07/2014

The Africa Report

With the legal framework, tenders, impact studies and financing still to be finalised, construction of the dam is unlikely to start before the end of 2016.
 


Despite the desire of President Joseph Kabila...

Categories: Energy

Powering Africa From the Ground Up

18/07/2014

Fair Observer

African start-ups can bring affordable energy solutions to millions of people around the continent.
 


"The Dallas Cowboys Stadium uses more power than the entire country of Liberia." Let that sink...

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Kenya: State Seeks Funding for Rural Power Lines

18/07/2014

The Star

Rural Electrification Authority Chairman, Simon Gicharu joins Rural Electrification Authority workers to position a pole at Kapseret Primary school in Uasin Gishu County. The Authority is connecting electricity to the...

Categories: Energy

How much more electricity generating capacity does South Africa need?

17/07/2014

Daily Maverick

While most debate around South Africa's energy future tends to focus on the best source of new power generation (coal, gas, nuclear renewables), environmental issues and the role of Eskom, much less attention is...

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1,300 MW addition to electricity grid in August may not end power outages: Energy expert

17/07/2014

Egypt Daily News

A total capacity of 1,300 MW from Ain Sokhna power station will be added to the national electricity grid in August and October, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said in a Sunday statement.

The station is...

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Power developments in Africa

17/07/2014

eePublishers

Africa off-grid energy challenge
 
IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) says that the Green Village Electricity Project (GVEP) was a winner of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge - an initiative launched...

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SEFA and AREF Reach Out to Nordic Investors in Renewable Energy

03/07/2014

All Africa

The promotion of renewable energy in Africa was the focus of a seminar entitled Opportunity Africa: Sustainable Energy Investments held on June 24 and 25 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The gathering was jointly organized by...

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Electrify Africa and Save Hundreds of Millions of Lives

01/07/2014


Forbes

Since 1990, 650 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, infant mortality has been reduced by 70%, and life expectancy has increased six years - a historic evolution powered by coal, and what the IEA has referred...

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AfDB approves $142m loan to construct concentrated solar project in South Africa

30/06/2014

Power Genration Solar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted a loan of $142m to construct a 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in South Africa.

The loan, which includes a $41.5m concessional financing from the...

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AfDB Approves US$ 117 Million Loan for Mauritius Power Plant

27/06/2014


All Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on 25 June, 2014 a US$ 116.7 million loan to the Mauritius Central Electricity Board (CEB), the state owned electricity utility, for the...

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AfDB to Finance Its First Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Project in South Africa

27/06/2014

All Africa

On 23 June 2014, The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a senior loan of USD 142 million, including a USD 41.5 million concessional financing from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), to...

Categories: Energy

AfDB Finances Construction of Two Hydropower Plants in Burundi

25/06/2014

All Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on 23 June 2014 in Tunis a US$22 million grant from its Fragile States Facility for the Jiji and Mulembwe Hydroelectric Plant Project in...

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Électricité : l'Afrique fait le pari de l'interconnexion

25/06/2014

Jeune Afrique

En Afrique de l'Ouest, quatorze pays se sont regroupés pour financer la construction des infrastructures de transport électrique. Un modèle d'intégration régionale qui permet, entre autres, de sécuriser les...

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Un Africain utilise 45 à 50% moins d'énergie qu'un Américain

23/06/2014

Financial Afrik

Aliko Dangote compte investir 9 milliards dans une raffinerie de pétrole au Nigeria. Une nouvelle encourageante dans cette Afrique qui clame de plus en plus son besoin de s'enrichir de ses richesses.

Pour...

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Leadership Africa USA Maintains Follow Up Is Needed After Success Of 2014 U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

19/06/2014

Leadership Africa USA

Leadership Africa USA announced the successful completion of the June 3-4, 2014 U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 


"We are especially proud of the fact...

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Le Brésil accorde à l'Angola une ligne de crédit de 2 milliards $ pour l'énergie et la construction

19/06/2014

Agence Ecofin

Le Brésil va accorder à  l'Angola une nouvelle ligne de crédit d'un montant 2 milliard s de dollars, destinée à appuyer les secteurs de l'énergie et de la construction, a annoncé le ministre angolais des...

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AfDB Approves USD 300 million Loan to Boost Fuel Supply and Fertilizer Production in Nigeria

19/06/2014

All Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on 13 June 2014 a loan of USD 300 million to Dangote Industries Limited for the construction and operation of a greenfield crude oil refinery and...

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