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Issue 367
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Senegal Scaling Solar tariffs drop below €0.04/kWh

Senegal’s Commission de Régulation du Secteur de l’Electricité on 5 April announced the results of a tender to build two 60MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plants at Kahone and Touba. The tender was launched under the mandate of the World Bank Group (WBG)-backed Scaling Solar...

Senegal
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Economic optimism in Nigeria fails to allay power sector concerns

A loan worth up to $1bn to support power sector reform is expected to go before the World Bank board for approval on 28 May. The government’s strategy, outlined in the 2017-2020 Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), is to reach financial close on the 15 solar photovoltaic...

Nigeria
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Libya: NOC may pre-empt Total’s Waha bid

Total’s purchase of Marathon Oil’s share in the Waha oil concession may yet be pre-empted by National Oil Corporation (NOC), which is under pressure to step in under identical terms. The Waha employees’ union has rejected the deal, as has the energy committee of the Tobruk-...

Libya
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Ghana: First power plant sales mooted for Q3

The government is expected to begin shortly the process of selling two or three gas power plants to help reduce the debt burden on the Volta River Authority (VRA) and other state power utilities. The sale of all of the VRA’s thermal plants was mooted last year to help reduce...

Ghana
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DR Congo: Parliament rejects Grand Inga agency bill

In a fresh blow to the 40GW Grand Inga megaproject on the Congo River, the National Assembly has rejected legislation on the government agency overseeing the project. On 6 April, parliament rejected the Grand Inga bill by a show of hands. The draft decree had been approved by...

DR Congo
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Algeria: Sonatrach delays Petroceltic’s Ain Tsila development

Petroceltic International, the formerly Dublin-based and London-listed exploration company, has run into difficulties with the Algerian authorities over a contract approval at its Ain Tsila development, formally scheduled for first gas in 2020. The company had hoped to award...

Algeria
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Gecol adds new capacity and hopes for return of contractors to Libya

The management of General Electric Company of Libya (Gecol) is striving to add every possible megawatt to the national grid before the holy month of Ramadan, which this year starts in mid-May. With peak demand expected during the summer months, efforts to resume and even...

Libya
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Zambia: Get FiT prequalification gets under way

The Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (Get FiT) Zambia programme issued a request for qualification on 9 April for 100MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power. Get FiT became the official implementation programme for the government’s renewable energy feed-in tariff (Refit)...

Zambia
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Vivo Energy plans listing

Africa-focused fuel retailer Vivo Energy on 10 April announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in London and Johannesburg. Vivo Energy, which has Shell-branded retail operations in 15 countries across Africa, is owned 55% by Vitol and 44% by Helios Investment...

Africa

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