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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)’s Transparency Tool Records ESCOM’s Impressive Payment Record to Malawi’s only Operational IPP

The payments have been collected and recorded by the Transparency Tool, a joint initiative of ATI and KfW

ESCOM, Malawi’s national power utility, made timely payments to the Ruo-Ndiza Hydroelectric power plant for 22,578 MWh of electricity supplied to the utility throughout 2020; The payments have been collected and recorded by the Transparency Tool, a joint initiative of ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) and KfW; This is the first report being…

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Powerships: A solution for Africa’s energy short-term supply?

Power ships have the advantage of providing almost immediate electricity, so they are an excellent option to meet the supply gap in the short term

Energy poverty represents one of the most critical challenges for development in Africa. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2019, the continent had more than 580 million people without electricity access, with that number expected to grow to 660 million people by 2030. Energy poverty is catastrophic not only…

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CORRECTION - Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The funding follows two other recent Bank contributions to Angola’s energy sector strategy

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has…

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Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The project, once operational in 2023, will avert the consumption of 46.8 billion litres of diesel per year in the south, cutting 80 megatons of CO2 emissions

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has…

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Africa Oil & Power officially opens Mozambique Workshops, celebrates International Women’s Day

AOP opened its Mozambique workshops today, sessions take place 9 March online

Africa Oil & Power (www.AfricaOilAndPower.com) officially opened the Mozambique Gas & Power (MGP) 2021 Technical Workshops with a ceremony held in Maputo today; the ceremony included opening statements by Miquelina Menezes, President of Mozambique Women of Energy, and highlighted the organization’s outlook on advances in electrifying the region, in commemoration…

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Regional Integration at the Forefront of Mozambique’s Energy Success (By Charnè Hundermark)

By prioritizing cross-border cooperation, Mozambique can achieve shared regional goals of widespread electrification and long-term energy security

By Charnè Hundermark As one of leading resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique has the potential to not only significantly advance its own socioeconomic status, but also dramatically boost economic growth throughout the region. According to the World Bank Group, regional integration helps countries to overcome divisions that impede the…

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Egypt: the African Development Bank approves a loan of over $27 million to establish Kom Ombo solar power plant

The project is expected to lower electricity costs for businesses and residences, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating construction and other jobs

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors (www.AfDB.org) today approved $27.2 million in loan financing for the design, construction and operation of a 200 MW photovoltaic solar power plant at Kom Ombo, in Upper Egypt on the river Nile. The project is expected to lower electricity costs for businesses and…

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ENGIE acquires 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in South Africa

The plant is located in the Northern Cape of South Africa, which is also the location of ENGIE’s 100 MW Kathu CSP plant

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar plant, as well as 46% of the Operations & Maintenance Company. The plant is equipped with parabolic trough technology and a…

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Africa Can, and Should, Decide How to Harness Its Natural Resources especially with Gas (By NJ Ayuk)

Africans have every right to decide how and when to use their natural resources without interference from the rest of the world, no matter how well-intentioned

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry can power a better future for Africa. Are calls to “keep it in the ground” really in Africa’s best…

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Future Energy Series: Africa Secures Partnership with the African Forum for Utility Regulators as Both Parties Work Towards the Advancement of the Energy Transition and Green Economies

African Forum for Utility Regulators will use Future Energy Series: Africa as a platform for active dialogue on developing robust, dynamic energy policies and advancing green economies

Future Energy Series: Africa (FESA), is pleased to announce the agreement of a strategic partnership with the African Forum for Utility Regulators (AFUR). FESA is the deal-making and project origination platform of choice for the continent’s most influential low-carbon energy stakeholders. As part of the agreement, AFUR will contribute to…