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Issue 401
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Ethiopia: Bids sought for solar PV mini-grids

The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has invited sealed bids by 11 November for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of mini-grid solar PV projects in 25 rural towns and villages. The projects, which will entail the construction of solar power plants with back-...

Ethiopia
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Equatorial Guinea: Russian deals in prospect

Equatorial Guinea has signalled that an agreement with Gazprom, Lukoil and Rosneft could emerge from the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on 23-24 October. A Russian news report, retweeted by minister of mines and hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, quoted the minister as...

Equatorial Guinea
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Côte d’Ivoire: Consultant sought for Kossou floating PV project

CI-Energies is seeking expressions of interest from consultants by 30 October to assist with the construction of a floating solar PV project on Lake Kossou in north-central Côte d’Ivoire. The project, with an installed capacity of 10-20MWp, is to be developed as a pilot...

Côte d’Ivoire
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Chad: AfDB funding for Djermaya solar plant

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 26 September approved a loan of €18m ($20m) and a partial risk guarantee for the 32MWp first phase of the Djermaya solar PV plant. The plant, Chad’s first utility-scale renewable power plant and first public-...

Chad
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Central African Republic: Electrification study

The Ministry of Public Works and Road Maintenance is seeking expressions of interest from consultants for a rural electrification study and development of an investment plan.

Central African Republic
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Benin: AfDB funding for rural power

The African Development Bank board approved a loan of €61.77m ($70m) to the government of Benin on 26 September to finance a rural electrification project targeting 309 communities. The three-year project aims to benefit 1m people and increase the rate of access to...

Benin
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Angola: ANPG sets out bid round terms

The new Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG) on 2 October published bidding parameters for the ten blocks in the 2019 bid round. The terms, published on the ANPG website, include a carried 20% stake for state oil company Sonangol in each block. Biddable...

Angola
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Algeria: ExxonMobil joins Alnaft study

ExxonMobil signed an agreement with regulator Agence Nationale pour la Valorisation des Ressources en Hydrocarbures (Alnaft) on 29 September to participate in a study assessing the hydrocarbon potential of basins in the Algerian Sahara. Exxon has been looking at opportunities...

Algeria

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