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Issue 171 - 03 October 2009

Market awaits Eskom funding model

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The short-term future of many of southern Africa’s power markets depends on Eskom’s investment plans.

South Africa
Issue 170 - 19 September 2009

PBMR postponed

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Fears that the ambitious pebble bed modular reactor (PBMR) project would suffer as the government reviewed its spending priorities seem to have been confirmed. The PBMR demonstration power plant project has been postponed because of a lack of funds.

South Africa
Issue 170 - 19 September 2009

Bank puts water at heart of power policy

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The African Development Bank is committed to hydropower, reports François Misser, who met its president Donald Kaberuka and his team

Cameroon | Botswana | DR Congo | Angola | Namibia | Ethiopia | South Africa
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Siemens Energy has won three orders to upgrade existing pump stations for Transnet Pipelines.

South Africa
Issue 169 - 05 September 2009

Emergency hits Eskom finances

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Eskom Holdings made a record annual loss of R9.7bn ($1.24bn) in the year to 31 March and warned of an R80bn funding shortfall in its expansion programme.

South Africa
Issue 169 - 05 September 2009

SA IPP unveils manure-to-power plans

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South African independent power producer Lesedi Biogas Project (LBP) has applied for a licence to build and operate an 8MW waste-to-power project in Heidelberg, near Johannesburg. The project is expected to enter commercial service in

South Africa
Issue 167 - 18 July 2009

GHANA: South Africans plan refinery

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A South African company called New Alpha Refinery Ghana Ltd says it has signed a memorandum of understanding

South Africa
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After years of talk, the five governments supporting the Western Corridor (Westcor) project – Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, and South Africa – have decided to shelve the scheme to provide electricity from the planned 3,500MW Inga III to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

Botswana | DR Congo | Angola | Namibia | South Africa
Issue 166 - 04 July 2009

Eskom wins 31.3% tariff rise

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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on 25 June approved an average price increase of 31.3% for Eskom.

South Africa
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SOUTH AFRICA: Proparco gives IDC E30m credit line; REGIONAL: Donors back private equity health fund; TANZANIA: IFC backs forestry project

Tanzania | South Africa
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AFDB: Clean technology fund investment; MALAWI: World Bank funding; SIERRA LEONE: IFC opens new country office

Sierra Leone | Malawi | South Africa
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ESKOM: Bank finance deal for Medupi boilers; SONELGAZ: Growth accompanied by rising debt

Algeria | South Africa
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BOTSWANA: More power from Mozambique; KENYA: KPLC seeks bids for HFO plants; MOZAMBIQUE: EdM seeks substation bids; NIGERIA: GE tie-up; SOUTH AFRICA: Koeberg maintenance; UGANDA: Fichtner to study Isimba hydro project

Kenya | Mozambique | Botswana | Nigeria | Uganda | South Africa
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Buoyed up by the inclusion of the SAPP as a significant player in Eskom’s elaborate World Cup plans, regional officials are sounding optimistic as new generation capacity is finally added, while demand-side management measures start to have an impact. Another attempt at short-term trading is welcomed after the STEM system effectively collapsed, writes Kevin Godier.

South Africa
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Eight African states have applied to the United Nations to extend their territorial waters beyond the 200-mile limit, while the other eligible coastal states have put in preliminary claims (AE 137/21). Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Côte d’Ivoire and Namibia

Mauritius | Kenya | Ghana | Seychelles | Nigeria | South Africa