Infrastructure News

Djibouti eyes energy reliance with geothermal plants

28/01/2014

Reuters

The small African nation of Djibouti will invest $31 million in geothermal power plants to cut reliance on imported electricity from neighbouring Ethiopia, officials said.

Th e country in the Horn of Africa has a...

Categories: Energy

U.S. pushes for outside oversight of World Bank, opposes push toward 'big hydro'

28/01/2014

The Washington Post

The United States is demanding stricter oversight of World Bank projects amid concern that the bank has slipped in how closely it guards against violence, forced resettlement and other conflict associated...

Categories: General, Energy

Expanding Access to Energy Will Strengthen Africa's Human Capacity and Economic Growth

27/01/2014

The Huffington Post

Each and every day throughout sub-Saharan Africa, some 600 million people - or two-thirds of the region's population - are still living without access to electricity and other modern energy services. In rural...

Categories: Energy

The Inga 3 Hydropower Project

27/01/2014

International Rivers

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the support of the World Bank proposes to develop the Inga 3 project, which includes a dam and a 4,500MW hydroelectric plant at Inga Falls on the mighty Congo...

Categories: Energy

South Africa: Energy experts explore the opportunities for the industry in 2014

27/01/2014

25Degrees.net

The year 2014 is expected to be an important year in the energy industry in South Africa. The first generation activity at Medupi is expected, clearer guidance on nuclear and shale gas is expected, the renewable...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe: 57 millions de dollars de la BAD pour l'eau et l'électricité

27/01/2014

Agence Ecofin

La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a annoncé, le 22 janvier, l'octroi d'un prêt de 57 millions de dollars au Zimbabwe pour la modernisation du réseau électrique et des d'infrastructures d'approvisionnement...

Categories: Energy

Nigeria: FG to upgrade power transmission network with $1.5bn

21/01/2014

The Punch 20/01/2014  



The Federal Government on Sunday said that $1.5bn (N240bn) had been mobilised from various sources for the upgrade of power transmission network in 2014 and beyond.
 


The government also...

Categories: Energy

Ministers convene in Abu Dhabi on the Africa Clean Energy Corridor

21/01/2014

Noodis

Following the launch of the Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC) by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in January 2013 to accelerate the adoption of renewable power options for the Eastern and Southern...

Categories: Energy

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

20/01/2014

Guardian.co.uk

Government invests $1.2bn jointly with private companies to build solar power plants across the country.Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country's...

Categories: Energy

Burundi: Le démarrage du projet du complexe hydroélectrique prévu pour septembre prochain

17/01/2014

Xinhua

Le démarrage du projet du complexe hydroélectrique de Bururi, dans le sud du Burundi, évalué à 266,67 millions de dollars américains, est prévu pour septembre prochain, a annoncé lundi à Bujumbura M. Côme Manirakiza,...

Categories: Energy, General

International support for geothermal energy in developing countries took a leap forward

17/01/2014

Balkans.com

International support for geothermal energy in developing countries took a leap forward on October 28, 2013 when the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), a program of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), approved $115 million...

Categories: Energy

Global warming and energy - intertwined problems in Africa

13/01/2014

Guardian.co.ukby John Abraham

Kenya is training for tomorrow's technology leaders to deal with today's climate and energy problems.

Much of my work involves the design and installation of clean and rob ust energy sources in...

Categories: General, Energy

Energy fund approves $1m grant for Mauritian cooling project

10/01/2014

Engineering News

Development fund, the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa), has approved a $1-million project preparation grant to support construction group Sotravic in the development and installation of a sea water air...

Categories: Energy

Cameroon: EDC devotes over 60% of its 2014 investment budget to the Lom Pangar Dam

09/01/2014

Business in Cameroon

The board of Electricity Development Corporation (EDC), the States body with oversight in energy infrastructure, adopted a balanced budget for 2014 on December 27, 2013 amounting to 80.8 billion FCfa, of...

Categories: Energy

Nigeria: Utilise ADB's $184.2m loan for rural electrification Stakeholders

09/01/2014

National Mirror

Stakeholders in the power sector of the economy have said the best way to utilise the $184.2 million African Development Bank loan to achieve effective results is to channel the monies into the Operation Light Up...

Categories: Energy

African Regional Infrastructure Development - Lessons for the G-20 Featured

09/12/2013

GEGAfrica (Johannesburg)

Discussions in Group of 20 (G-20) meetings over the last several years have increasingly focused on the need for a huge scale-up in infrastructure investments in developing countries, particularly...

Categories: Transport, Energy

Addis: Ouverture d'une conférence sur les ressources en énergie renouvelable

05/12/2013

Xinhua

Une conférence mondiale sur l'accès rural aux énergies renouvelables s'est ouverte mercredi à Addis Abeba en Éthiopie, avec pour principal sujet les ressources en énergies renouvelables en Afrique.

Organisée par le...

Categories: Energy

Funding approved for African hydropower project

04/12/2013

International Construction

Africa's Regional Rusumo Falls Hydropower Project has been awarded a US$ 97.3 million loan from the African Development Bank Group's (AfDB) African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria...

Categories: Energy

Liberia: The U.S.$203 Milion Rural Electrification Project

04/12/2013

The New Dawn (Monrovia)



A US$203m loan agreement to electrify 28 localities in Liberia, through the construction of four sub-power stations along the first corridors of the country's growth triangle- the Nimba, Bassa to...

Categories: Energy

Energy in South Africa: Fear of the dark

04/12/2013

The Economist

TELEVISION viewers in South Africa have become used to advertisements asking them to be frugal with electricity during the peak evening hours.

In one commercial a swimming-pool pump in human form is kicked out of...

Categories: Energy

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