Thursday, August 22, 2019
Burkina Faso has launched West Africa’s largest solar power plant- Zagtouli solar power plant. This is in a deliberate move by the country to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours. The US $56.27m project has been funded in part...
The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited. Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Irene Muloni, signed the contract with...
Kenya hopes to construct its first nuclear power plant by 2027, Nuclear Energy Board Chief Executive Collins Juma has said. A special unit will be formed to source for funds for the project that is estimated to cost US...
Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Built at a cost of $56.7 million, the 55-hectare (approximately 135-acre) farm is expected to power...
* Privately-held New Age (African Global Energy) said on Thursday its appraisal well to determine the extent of the Etinde field offshore Cameroon was successful. * Partners in the field comprise Bowleven and Lukoil . * “The recently completed second well,...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to commission Kariba South power expansion project’s first unit on 24th December, 2017. The unit will feed 150MW onto the national grid. The project has been undertaken by Chinese state-owned hydro-power engineering and construction...
The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning huge developments in grid-connected and off-grid solar to support countries in electrification and mitigating climate change across the Sahel region by 2020. As well as offering to support African countries insuring themselves against...
The renewable energy sectors of Ivory Coast and Morocco have both received a boost to further develop their planned projects. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324 million in loans to support renewable energy projects in these two countries,...
‘The investor meetings have shown fantastic African interest because of the consumer growth,’ said CEO Christian Chammas. Vivo Energy’s bet on fuel demand growth in Africa earned it a market value of almost £2 billion ($2.7 billion) in the largest...
InfraCo Africa, part of the multi-lateral Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a joint development agreement worth US$3.1mn to develop the Khoumagueli Solar PV project in the Republic of Guinea The Khoumagueli project aligns with the government of Guinea’s...
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