Infrastructure News

Reykjavik Geothermal To Build 1000MW Power Plant In Ethiopia

02/10/2013

Ventures Africa

US-Icelandic geothermal development company, Reykjavik Geothermal (RG), has agreed to build a 1000MW geothermal plant in Ethiopia to help the East African nation harness its energy potential. The power plant...

Categories: Energy

Ethiopia: Powering Africa Meeting to Be Hosted in Ethiopia

30/09/2013

Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

The second Power Africa Investment meeting will be held November 28-29, this year, in Addis Ababa.

The meeting is designed as an executive dialogue where senior-level international...

Categories: Energy

Le Mozambique cherche à gérer sa manne gazière

30/09/2013

Les Echos.fr

Doté d'immenses réserves naturelles, le pays cherche à éviter la malédiction de la rente. 
Un pays africain, parmi les plus pauvres du monde, peut-il se transformer en quelques années en une puissance régionale...

Categories: Energy

Africa: Electrifying Africa - but At What Cost to Africans?

20/09/2013

The South African Civil Society Information Service (Johannesburg)

As children throughout the United States head back to school, it's a good time to remember that schoolchildren throughout Africa often attend schools with no...

Categories: Energy

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa

20/09/2013

The New York Times

In Niger, government officials have fought a Chinese oil giant step by step, painfully undoing parts of a contract they call ruinous. In neighboring Chad, they have been even more forceful, shutting down the...

Categories: Energy

Iceland and Ethiopia agree geothermal development link up

20/09/2013

Devex Newswire

The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) has agreed a deal with the Ethiopian government which will see the North Atlantic nation launch geothermal surface exploration in Ethiopia as well as start...

Categories: Energy

Africa sits on its solution to energy crises

18/09/2013

The Standard

Renewable energy, which comes from resources that are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat, could help plug a biting power supply shortage in Africa.

Many countries...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania: Country to Transform National Energy Sector with Influx of Renewables

18/09/2013

NewsfromAfrica

The Republic of Tanzania received endorsement from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) of an investment plan which will help the country to scale-up the development of its abundant renewable energy resources.

The...

Categories: Energy

20 millions de dollars pour une énergie propre

17/09/2013

Malango (Mayotte)

La BAD (Banque africaine de développement) a accordé, le 11 septembre, 20 millions de dollars à l'Union des Comores pour renforcer la fourniture en énergie électrique du pays dans le cadre d'un Projet d'appui...

Categories: Energy

AfDB supports clean energy in Comoros with $20.1m

17/09/2013

WorldStage

The Comoros Energy Sector Support Project will receive grants totaling US $20.1 million to finance the rebuilding the country's electricity sector. The financing source is mobilized from the Bank's resources: (i) US...

Categories: Energy

AfDB Funds Conakry Electricity Network Rehabilitation and Extension Project


17/09/2013

Sierra Express Media

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will support Guinea's Conakry Electricity Network Rehabilitation and Extension Project (PREREC2) with a loan and a grant totaling US $16.66 million approved by its...

Categories: Energy

Tanzania: Dar to Change Energy Sector With Renewables

17/09/2013

Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

TANZANIA has received endorsement from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) for an investment plan that will help government scale-up the development of its abundant renewable energy...

Categories: Energy

French Development Agency and AfDB to strengthen cooperation through concrete projects

17/09/2013

PR Newswire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed an Exchange of Letters on September 13, 2013, in Tunis. The Exchange of Letters was signed by the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka,...

Categories: Energy, Transport, Water

Notable progress for wind energy in SA

03/09/2013

Green Business Guide

South Africa has 16 wind energy projects that have been given the go-ahead or are under construction, ranging in size from 20.6 MW to 138 MW and totalling 1,296.5 MW of generation capacity.

South Africa’s...

Categories: Energy

AfDB boosting geothermal development in East Africa: Geothermal Exploration Project in Lake Assal Region Launched

29/08/2013

Noodls

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Djibouti on Monday, August 26, signed the funding agreements, totalling US $7.5 million, for a geothermal exploration project in the region of Lake ...

Categories: Energy

Initiative « Power Africa » : 150 milliards fca pour une centrale électrique au Nigeria

29/08/2013

Ouestaf.com

Un financement intégral de 300 millions de dollars (environ 150 milliards de francs CFA) a été complété; pour l'acquisition de la centrale électrique d'Ughelli, au Nigeria, par Transcorp Plc, dans le cadre de...

Categories: Energy

Government funds $400m worth of priority roads in Uganda

29/08/2013

New Vision


With the national budget now estimated at sh12 trillion shillings this 2012/13 FY, one of the sectors that has benefited most from this growth is the roads and transport sector. Not only has the sector been garnering...

Categories: Energy

Nigeria - Power privatisation bidders complete payments

29/08/2013

News24 Nigeria

Abuja - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday that bidders for state electricity assets had completed payments, clearing a major hurdle in a privatisation scheme meant to end the country's chronic...

Categories: Energy

Zimbabwe: Indian Firm Wins Hwange Tender

29/08/2013

All Africa

Indian firm Indure (Private) Limited has won a tender to rehabilitate and upgrade the ash plant at the Hwange Thermal Power Station at cost of about US$11 million. The exercise is being financed by the Zimbabwe...

Categories: Energy

Africa50 Fund open by year-end

27/08/2013

The Sunday Mail

A NEW fund to accelerate the building of infrastructure across Africa and reduce a current annual funding gap estimated at US$45 billion should be open for business by the end of this year, the president of the...

Categories: Energy, Transport, Water, General

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