DR Congo: AfDB approves grant for electrification
- 23 Jul 2016
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The African Development Bank on 7 July announced that it had approved an $11m grant to improve access to electricity in the North Kivu and South Kivu provinces, where only between 4% and 7% of people are believed to have access to electricity. The grant is part of the wider Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Programme (Nelsap), covering Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Work in DRC will include construction of a 95km, 220kV transmission line connecting Goma to Bukavu and the Buandahanda substation as well as a 13km, 220kV line from Goma to Gisenyi and the Goma substation.
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Transmission and interconnections – towards a Continental System Master Plan
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This online roundtable will evaluate progress towards a Continental System Master Plan for transmission infrastructure and cross-border interconnections and consider the impact which this plan will have on African electricity supply industries.
The roundtable is part of the monthly AIX membership programme and will be chaired by African Energy's John Hamilton with contributions from guests.
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