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Botswana suffers outages


Financial Mail

ESKOM is trying to bring Kusile and Medupi - its two 4800MW power stat ions that are under construction - on stream in SA at the same time as the Botswana Power Corp (BPC) tries to commission its Morupule B...

Category: Energy

As It's Light Out in the West, Africa Needs Help to Switch On


The Huffington Post

On Saturday, 29th of March, many westerners switched off their lights to celebrate Earth Hour. The Big Ben, Times Square in New York and the Kremlin in Moscow were just a few of the iconic landmarks that...

Category: Energy

AfDB to finance water, energy and SME projects in Egypt



African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it will finance projects in the water, irrigation, energy and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) sectors in Egypt. The bank also expressed its readiness to continue to...

Categories: Water, Energy

The trillion-dollar gap. How to get more of the world’s savings to pay for new roads, airports and electricity


The Economist

If you have been to New York’s La Guardia airport recently, taken a train during London’s rush hour, tried to drive in Lagos or endured one of India’s ubiquitous power cuts, you will have first-hand knowledge of...

Categories: Energy, Transport, ICT, Water

Nigeria Requires $7.7bn To Improve Power Supply - TCN



Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), a business unit under the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), says it would need $7.7 billion to improve power infrastructure in the next five years.

Mack Kast, TCN's...

Category: Energy

$870m financing agreements signed for biggest clean energy project in Africa



The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project ( meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the national grid of Kenya reached a critical milestone following the signing of the...

Category: Energy

Besoins énergétiques : l´Afrique sur la bonne route ?


L'Energie d'Avancer

L´économie africaine a longtemps suivi le sentier de la dépendance. Tracé par les anciennes puissances coloniales et maintenu par le jeu des instances internationales, le continent dispose aujourd´hui des...

Category: Energy

Green energy for Africa


Environmental Research Web

The International Renewable Energy Agency says that Africa has the potential and the ability to utilise its renewable resources to fuel the majority of its future growth with renewable energy. It adds...

Category: Energy

Africa's Biggest Wind Power Project Secures $870m Financing



Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which is meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the country's national grid has reached a critical milestone, following the signing of over $870...

Category: Energy

Africa: International Nuclear Security - Why Africa Must Make Its Voice Heard


Institute of Security Studies

Of the 53 countries invited to participate in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit that is taking place in The Hague today and tomorrow, six are from Africa.

This is a sure sign that Africa's role in...

Category: Energy

China competes to boost energy investment in SA


Green Business Guide

South Africa's government is considering a draft agreement under which China would build new nuclear power plants in the country and invest in expanding the renewables sector 18 Mar 2014

South African...

Category: Energy

Lagos Targets 15,000 MW Energy Generation By 2020



Lagos, Nigeria´s commercial capital, has disclosed plans to increase energy output to 15,000 megawatts (MW), from a current 1000MW, by 2020.

According to Ben Akabueze, the state´s Commissioner for Economic Planning and...

Category: Energy

Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

21/03/2014 by Claire Provost

Soaring energy demands will pile pressure on already strained water resources, warns the UN on eve of world water day.

Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's...

Categories: Energy, Water

SEFA, partners launch clean energy competition



Together with partners, the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is co-organizing the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF-3) Business Plan Competition. The aim of the competition is to identify...

Category: Energy

Ethiopia Sees Output at Africa´s Biggest Power Plant by 2015


Bloomberg by William Davison

Ethiopia will begin generating electricity within 18 months from what will be Africa´s largest power plant, the government said.

The sale of 7.1 billion birr ($367 million) of bonds over the past...

Category: Energy

World Water Day 2014: AfDB and the water-energy nexus



Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires util ization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources.


Categories: Energy, Water

Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now


Reuters by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo

On paper, South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, with coal, nuclear, gas and renewables all viable options.

But none are likely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches...

Category: Energy

African renewable energy fund targets $200m



The Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) which aims to invest in projects in sub-Saharan Africa has raised $100 million and expects to double that this year, lead investor African Development Bank (AfDB) said on...

Category: Energy

Egypt signs power plant electrical operations contracts in Egypt


Egypt Commercial News

The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity has signed three contracts for electrical operations in the 650MW steam cycle thermal power plant being cosntructed in Suez city, 150km east of Cairo, Egypt.


Category: Energy

La Banque mondiale suspend le financement d'un barrage hydroélectrique au Cameroun



La Banque mondiale (BM) a décidé de geler ses financements, de lordre de 66 milliards FCFA, destinés au projet de construction dun barrage hydroélectrique dans la localité camerounaise de Lom Pangar (Est), pour protester...

Category: Energy

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