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Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Europe to help connect more households to Kenya's power grid

The new agreement will enable Kenya Power to connect many more ordinary households in 32 counties of Kenya to the national electricity network, using European bank soft loans and development funds to support the country's "Last Mile Connectivity" initiative

Hundreds of thousands of households around Kenya can look forward to being connected for the first time to the country's national electricity grid, thanks to a deal signed today between the Government and European banks and development organisations. The new agreement will enable Kenya Power to connect many more ordinary…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

USTDA Connects U.S. Industry to Business Opportunities in Ghana

This project advances the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative to increase electricity access across sub-Saharan Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant today to the Ghanaian company, Buipe Solar Limited, in support of a feasibility study for a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in northern Ghana. Ghana has tremendous solar energy potential, and this project will help the country capitalize on that potential.…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP…

Source: Kaspersky |

Critical infrastructure protection gets a boost with Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy

Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity (KICS) for Energy is dedicated to helping energy companies secure every layer of their industrial infrastructure, without impacting on the operational continuity and consistency of technological processes

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has announced the global availability of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy (https://ICS.Kaspersky.com), a vertical advanced package for energy enterprises, based on Kaspersky Lab’s suite for protection of industrial infrastructure. Modern electrical power grids are complex networks, with integrated automation and control functions. However, because they communicate through…

Source: GE |

GE Oil & Gas expands global footprint with new Sub Saharan Africa facility to support customer operations

The company committed to deliver more than 45,000 training hours for Ghanaian personnel over the next five years, as it seeks to build a world-class team locally

Takoradi service facility underlines GE’s commitment to bring global expertise and build local capabilities in Africa. Investment to include training of Ghanaian workforce and partnerships with educational institutions. New facility will directly support Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project and will be the primary service centre for deep-water offshore…

EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Mr. Abderrahim EL HAFIDI, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, is the latest to confirm attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within…

Source: Global Event Partners Ltd |

Jordan to host major Energy Summit

The JIES Summit is centered around a world-class programme with speakers from Governments, global energy companies and experts in their fields and is combined with an international exhibition to allow companies to showcase their projects and expertise

The 3rd Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES) (www.JIES-Summit.com) is being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on the 2 – 3 April 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel & Conference Centre in Amman, Jordan. There…

Africa Independents Forum
Source: Africa Independents Forum |

Africa’s oil and gas industry set to meet at the 16th Africa Independents Forum in May

Showcasing Africa’s premier projects and upstream operators, the forum provides plenty of scope for corporate independents, international oil, gas and energy companies and Government officials to network, present their projects, propose new ventures and firm up partnerships and investment deals

The 16th Africa Independents Forum (www.Africa-IndependentsForum.com), a key event on the international oil and gas calendar, will get underway in London on the 24th and 25th of May. This annual gathering of Africa’s oil and gas upstream industry is an essential platform for reviewing the state of the industry and…

Source: GE |

GE’s Fuel-Flexible Power Plant Brings Vital Energy Boost to Ghana

Once operational, the 200 MW plant will be one of the most efficient power plants in the country and will generate the equivalent power needed to supply more than one million Ghanaian homes

GE to Provide 200MW Turnkey Power Plant with Consortium Partner to Amandi Energy Limited in Aboadze, Ghana; Tri-Fuel 9E.04 Gas Turbines From GE to Add Equivalent Power Needed to Supply More Than 1 Million Ghanaian Homes; New Plant Will Help Ghana Tackle Energy Deficit. GE, (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) the world’s…

Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) |

It’s time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

Since 2016, Eskom has refused to sign further contracts under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) which would put more renewable energy on the grid

Eskom’s on-going scapegoating of renewable energy as the reason behind its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry. Instead, the utility should be leading the country into a greener, more equitable energy future which…