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Nigerians Lament Nationwide Blackout – TCN Says Collapsed Grid Restored

Nigerians Lament Nationwide Blackout – TCN Says Collapsed Grid Restored

DisCos have sent messages explaining the challenge to customers. Nigerians on Tuesday lamented the national power grid collapse that has yet again resulted in epileptic power supply and poor business operations. On Monday, the national power grid collapsed for the second time in a period of one month, throwing many households and businesses in parts […]

Kenya Records Power Blackout Reported Across The Country

Kenya Records Power Blackout Reported Across The Country

Several parts of the country have been plunged in total darkness following a massive power blackout. The power outage, which occurred just a few minutes to 7 pm, affected several areas in Nairobi as well as a number of towns across the country. On social media, residents of Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Kakamega all reported […]

Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Gbajabiamila Meets NERC, Ministers, Others Over Poor Power Supply

Following the renewed clamour for improved power supply as a result of the stay-at-home order by the federal government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with the Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman and officials of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The meeting which held yesterday, sought to […]

New Geothermal Plant Nearly Ready – KenGen

New Geothermal Plant Nearly Ready – KenGen

KenGen’s new 165.4-megawatt (MW) capacity plant powered by geothermal steam is three quarters complete and on schedule for commissioning next July, Kenya’s main electricity producer said on Friday. Geothermal steam, hot underground steam found in the Rift Valley which is used to drive turbines for electricity production, is the second biggest source of Kenya’s annual […]

China’s TBEA To Invest In 180 mln Euro Gabon Hydropower Project – Gabon official

China’s TBEA To Invest In 180 mln Euro Gabon Hydropower Project – Gabon official

Chinese energy firm TBEA will invest in a 180 million euro ($209 million) hydropower project in Gabon alongside the West African country’s sovereign wealth fund, a Gabonese official said on Saturday. Construction will begin “pretty soon” on the project, which will have a power generation capacity of 70 megawatts in the first phase, Liban Soleman, […]

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

Minister of state, power, works and housing, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has stated that the federal government is ready to dole out N72 billion to electric distribution companies in the country to boost  power supply and increase consumers confidence. The minister who disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during the commissioning of 1x30MVA 132/33KV power transformer at […]

World Bank Approves $180 mln Loan Guarantee For Kenya’s Energy Sector

World Bank Approves $180 mln Loan Guarantee For Kenya’s Energy Sector

The World Bank approved a $180 million loan guarantee on Monday for Kenya Electricity Generation Company to help strengthen the financial position of the state-run company, which produces more than 70 percent of the country’s electricity. The guarantee will help in long-term commercial financing of up to $300 million to refinance part of KenGen’s existing […]

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant on. It will […]

Lagos Community Decries Two Months Power Outage, Accuses IKEDC Of Insensitivity

Lagos Community Decries Two Months Power Outage, Accuses IKEDC Of Insensitivity

Residents of Alaguntan Community in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos have decried two months’ power outage in the area due to a faulty transformer, saying the outage was causing untold hardship to residents of the community. A resident of the community and system analyst operating at Omopelumi Street, Mr. Ayodeji Alade, said the management […]

South Africa’s $72 Billion Nuclear Project To Move In June

South Africa’s $72 Billion Nuclear Project To Move In June

South Africa’s tender for the estimated 1 trillion-rand ($72 billion) expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom requests proposals from companies bidding for the project, City Press newspaper reported on Sunday. South Africa, which has Africa’s only nuclear power station, wants nuclear power to play the leading role […]

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