Issue 507 PDF: Morocco reshuffles electricity top team in new effort to drive forward change

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Issue 507 - 11 Jun 2024

The issue leads with Morocco where state agencies have new leadership, but Onee’s Tarik Hamane and Masen’s Tarik Moufaddal, their political masters and the wider electricity supply industry have big barriers to overcome if the country is to fulfil its much-vaunted renewable energy potential.

African Energy’s coverage includes an updated Morocco power map.

Power coverage includes an update on Nigeria, where another grid collapse in early June underscored the perilous state of the electricity supply industry. The 2023 Electricity Act, the recent creation of an unbundled independent system operator and other reforms from President Tinubu’s government may augur for better days ahead.

African Energy takes a look at Senegal's power sector.  Informed sources have told African Energy that West African Energy’s gas-to-power plant is expected to be commissioned around the turn of the year. Questions remain over when the natural gas feedstock will be available and whether the new Pastef administration may reassess details of the directly-awarded contract.

The issue also focuses on the signing of a deal to develop Mozambique’s first independent power transmission project, which will connect the central and northern regions.

African Energy also examines Tunisia's move to join the North African green hydrogen bandwagon, with the signing of MoUs for two initial schemes.

Oil and gas coverage leads with a closer look at Nigeria’s new 19-block licensing round, which aims to attract both local and international interest to what is mostly offshore acreage.

The African Energy View focuses on Algeria, where Present Tebboune is aiming for a second term – with elections due early September – and a solar PV procurement programme could be a bellwether of change.

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