Infrastructure News

Uganda: Donors pledge Shs968b for power lines


Daily Monitor

The African Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have both committed Shs350.5 billion towards the construction of the Bujagali interconnection lines, a switch yard and...

Category: Energy

Nigeria: The Risks and Benefits of "Cheap" Financing for the Electricity Industry


This DayNigeria& acute;s appetite for improved electricity supply is driving her demand for cheap private financing from various sources across the globe. Chineme Okafor examines the implications of government´s choice of...

Category: Energy

AfDB Kicks-off a Training Workshop on Energy Access Survey in Sudan


Sudan Vision

Training on Energy Access Survey in Sudan financed by the African Development Bank kicked off on 26 January 2014 at the National Energy Research Centre (NERC).

The workshop is part of a capacity building project...

Category: Energy

Kenya: AfDB offers grant for power deals


Businees Daily

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will provide a €1 million (Sh117.2 million) grant to help governments design power purchase agreements and reduce disputes with investors in renewable energy.

The grants of...

Category: Energy

Kenya signs AfDB Sh18bn road, dam loan


Business & Tech (Kenya)

The National Treasury on Monday signed loan and protocol grants agreements with the African Development Bank (AfDB) amounting to Sh18.6billion for the Thwake multi-purpose dam and Outer Ring road...

Category: Energy

Djibouti eyes energy reliance with geothermal plants



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...

Category: Energy

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


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


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...

Category: Energy

The Inga 3 Hydropower Project


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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

Ministers convene in Abu Dhabi on the Africa Clean Energy Corridor



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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

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



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


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...

Category: Energy

Energy fund approves $1m grant for Mauritian cooling project


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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

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


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...

Category: Energy

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


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

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