Sunday, February 17, 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...
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2018 — The World Bank today approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA)* Guarantee to mobilize private sector financing to strengthen the financial position of Kenya Electricity Generation Company Limited (KenGen) and build energy security for...
London, United Kingdom: InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders Agreement with Berkeley Energy, committing US$30m of equity investment to the ground-breaking Corbetti Geothermal project, doubling its original commitment of US$15m. ‘The US$30...
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel yesterday, signalling that production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC had helped in tightening supplies. International Benchmark Brent crude oil sold for $70.13 per barrel during...
ABDIJAN, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The African Development Bank said on Saturday it had approved a $100 million loan to develop a bauxite mine in northwest Guinea, as the West African country works to treble output by 2020. The money...
The African Development Bank disbursed more than €71 million for the construction of a 714 km high voltage power line. The infrastructure which will link N’Zérékoré (Guinea) and Sanankoroba (Mali), will enable the electrification of 201 villages and provide a...
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) on Tuesday disclosed that  its study on Nigerian mini grid electricity development potential  revealed an annual investment opportunities of 9.2 billion dollars. Its Managing Director, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, disclosed this while making a presentation...
Gradual economic growth, changing lifestyles and the need for reliable modern energy access is expected to require actual energy supply to be at least doubled by 2030. For electricity it might even have to triple. Affordable energy remains a central...
Following prolonged delays in the expansion of the Hwange Thermal Power Station, due to financial constraints, the project has secured $116 million to proceed. The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) is set to receive equity contributions from Standard Bank South Africa...
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) will be supporting the refinancing of Mozambique’s latest power station. The fund has signed a Participation Agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and will be supplying US$21mn in a B loan to the...
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