Wednesday, 27 October 2021
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Dar Es Salaam News

US support for Tanzania's electrical power sector

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary state, has pledged support for Tanzania
Arusha News

Studying biomass production in Arusha

Energy experts meet in Arusha on 10 November to discuss ways to encourage the use of briquettes to substitute charcoal and wood fuel, used widely in cooking throughout Sub-Sahara Africa. The six-d...
Maputo News

Oil Discovery in Mozambique

US oil company Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has discovered oil deposits at a depth of 5,100 metres off the coast of northern Mozambique. The announcement was made by Mozambique's minister of mineral...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia examines wind power project

State electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is considering an ambitious proposal for the construction of a 300 MW wind farm in eastern Ethiopia near the Djibouti border, the...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania to start drilling for oil

London-based oil and gas exploration and production company Ophir Energy is to start prospecting for oil off the coast of Tanzania in what will be the first ever deepwater drilling project in the coun...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia inaugurates new hydropower project

A new hydropower plant with a generating capacity of 460MW has gone into operation in a boost to the struggling power sector in Ethiopia. The Tana Beles Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project on the sh...
Dar Es Salaam News

Nuclear power for Tanzania?

French nuclear energy giant Areva has expressed interest in developing Tanzania
Cape Town News

South Africa’s Eskom looks for funds

State electricity provider Eskom has appointed JP Morgan Chase and Swiss bank Credit Suisse to help raise money to fund a five-year expansion plan to address a major electricity shortage in South Afri...
Accra News

Ghana Boundary Commission established

Ghana has set up a commission to determine and demarcate its land and sea boundaries amid fears that Ivory Coast is laying claim to part of its recently discovered offshore oil reserves. The 14-me...
Nairobi News

Prepaid electricity scheme in Nairobi

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) is testing a pilot scheme in Nairobi for prepaid electricity sales. Potential customers will be able to pay for electricity in advance, along the same lines as...
Accra News

Ghana to get wind power project

Ghana could get a 80 megawatt wind farm under plans to diversify electricity production in the country. Currently Ghana generates much of its electricity from two hydroelectric power plants on the...
Lagos News

Nigeria to deregulate domestic fuel market

Nigeria is to deregulate its domestic fuel market on 1 November in an attempt to contain costs and increase competition and efficiency in the sub-sector. The federal government can no longer sustain t...
Nairobi News

Kenya to start drilling for oil

A Chinese company is to start prospective drilling for oil in central Kenya before the end of October, the Daily Nation newspaper reports. The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is to sin...
Lagos News

Nigeria to get wind farm

The Nigerian government has signed a contract with French wind turbine manufacturer Vergnet to design, build, install and maintain a wind farm in Nigeria. The contract is thought to be worth in the re...
Addis Ababa News

Alternative income for women firewood collectors

Former firewood collectors and sellers in Addis Ababa are to benefit from an income-generating scheme set up by the oil and gas company Total allowing them to sell fuel. Under the project the 25...
Cape Town News

Eskom postpones projects as tariffs rise

State electricity provider Eskom has said it is to postpone seven billion rand worth of new power projects this year due to a funding shortfall. The deferral comes as the utility reported a full-year...
Addis Ababa News

Gilgel Gibe II to be comissioned in September.

The 5.2 billion birr Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power project 250 km south-west of Addis Ababa is to go into operation shortly. Sources at the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) say the...
Dar Es Salaam News

Power cuts in Dar suburbs.

Residents of the middle- and upper-income suburbs north of the centre city area will be affected by power cuts over the coming weeks due to the rehabilitation of two electricity sub-stations in the ar...
Cape Town News

Eskom workers threaten strike.

There is no end to the problems for the new government of president Jacob Zuma with employees of the state electricity provider Eskom now threatening a strike over pay. The National Union of Minework...
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