Search results

General

Type

Sector

Regions

Sort options

2,407 results found for your search

Subscriber

Tatanga Energy chief executive Tunde Akerele told African Energy that China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) had been selected as preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the first 50MWp stage of the Sable Chemicals solar PV plant in Kwekwe, Midlands Province. This followed an international tender last year; the EPC contract is under negotiation.

Zimbabwe
Subscriber

Financial close for the 128MW Sambangalou cross-border hydroelectric power (HEP) project will likely occur in Q4 21 or Q1 2022, Andritz senior vice president Alexander Schwab told African Energy.

Guinea | Senegal
Subscriber

Construction has started on the first phase of a 1.9MWp solar PV and 3.9MWh battery energy storage system (Bess) at agro-industrial company Nhimbe Fresh’s estate in Marondera, Zimbabwe. First announced in November 2020, the $5.3m project is being developed by South African crowdfunding platform Sun Exchange, which recently raised another round of funding.

Zimbabwe
Issue 449 - 04 November 2021

DR Congo: Lubero HEP comes online

Subscriber

The 14.6MW Lubero hydroelectric power (HEP) plant is operating at full capacity and is expected to start commercial operations on 1 November, Virunga Foundation has told African Energy.

DR Congo
Subscriber

The recently-established Société Algérienne des Energies Renouvelables (Algerian Renewable Energy Company, or Shaems) – a joint venture of state giants Sonatrach and Sonelgaz – has issued a much-anticipated 1GW tender for international and local investors to supply solar power.

Algeria
Free

The City of Cape Town is set to receive technical assistance from the USAID Southern African Energy Programme (SAEP), designed to help support renewable energy (RE) generation and efficiency measures.

South Africa
Free

Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has invited bids to construct solar PV-diesel hybrid power plants in Inyonga and Liliondo.

Tanzania
Issue 382 - 06 December 2018

Niger: First solar plant commissioned

Subscriber

Niger inaugurated its first solar project on 24 November, the 7MWp Malbaza plant in the Tahoua region. The plant, which consists of 21,000 solar panels, was developed at a cost of $24.7m, with financing from the Export-Import Bank of India. It will meet the electricity supply needs of around 30,000 households in the departments of Madaoua, Malbaza and Konni, according to Société Nigérienne d’Electricité (Nigelec).

Niger
Subscriber

Sinohydro signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Water and Energy on 11 July to carry out studies for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 20MW solar power plant at the site of the Lagdo hydroelectric power plant in the Bénoué district of northern Cameroon. The ministry said the MoU aimed to define the terms of collaboration between the Cameroonian and Chinese parties on the project.

Cameroon
Issue 314 - 17 December 2015

Uganda: EoIs sought for Kikagati hydro

Subscriber

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) is seeking expressions of interest for an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the 14MW-18MW Kikagati hydro project in Insingiro District, western Uganda, on the border with Tanzania. AREF is a $200m fund that reached final close in Q3 2015 and is managed by Berkeley Energy. It is developing the Kikagati project in partnership with Norway’s Norfund. The contract covers the design, manufacture, supply, transportation, construction, installation and commissioning of turbines and associated works.

Uganda
Subscriber

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on 24 June approved two grants for renewable energy projects in Ghana. Some $926,614 was approved for eleQtra (West Africa) Ltd to support technical assistance for a 50MW wind power project in the Greater Accra region. The grant will fund the preparation of technical studies to determine the energy production and topographical, geotechnical, grid interconnection and market characteristics of the project. Also included is the preparation of tender documents for the engineering, procurement and construction contractor and legal support. Technical assistance funded by USTDA will be restricted to US companies.

Ghana
Subscriber

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a €60m ($65m) loan for Kenya’s Last Mile Connectivity project, a programme to better utilise the existing grid by extending the low-voltage network to households within 600 metres of existing transformers. The project aims to connect 300,000 households to the grid. The Agence Française de Développement and the European Union are also supporting the project.

Kenya
Issue 141 - 21 June 2008

Madagascar: EIB loan for Andekaleka

Subscriber

The European Investment Bank has agreed a loan of €24.5m to state power utility Jiro Sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama) to finance the doubling of capacity of Madagascar’s largest hydropower plant. Jirama plans to purchase two new turbines to expand generation from the Andekaleka plant, which has two 29MW turbines and is powered by a 50,000m3 capacity dam

Madagascar
Free

South Africa is keen to promote research into carbon capture and storage, which will help it to exploit its huge CO2 storage capacity.

South Africa
Free

Senegal is a relatively small economy with a reputation for competent, if sometimes flawed, governance of its limited resources. The prospect of an administration with a taste for joined-up government tapping recently identified offshore gas resources, and attracting investment in its abundant solar and wind resources, suggests that President Macky Sall’s Plan Sénégal Emergent strategy to achieve emerging market status by 2035 is not overblown.

Senegal