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Norwegian energy sector eye investments in Rwanda

 10 companies from the Norwegian energy sector were hosted by the Rwanda-Norway Energy Forum last week.   Rwanda’s energy continues to have tremendous potential for future growth as only 35 per cent of the country has access to electricity. The goal is to convert that number to 70 percent by 2018 and 100 per cent by 2024 according to the Rwanda Energy Group (REG)   The Rwandan Government also have a vested interest in.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd September 2017

Kenya-Spain Look To Finally Complete Power Line

 The Kenyan Government has asked Spain to nominate a new contractor to undertake the completion of the Lake Turkana Wind transmission project, which has been stalling ever since the termination of the previous contractor due to their struggle with debt.   Secretary of Energy, Charles Keter explained that the power line is funded by the Spanish government, prompting Nairobi to request the Spanish to handle the issue themselves and.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwandas Mega Project In The Works

 Reliable power will be achieved with the completion of Nyabarongo hydropower project in the western part of Rwanda .   The project is possibly the largest hydropower installation in Rwanda. More than 28MW of electricity is contributed by it to the national grid.    A significant challenge to energy utilities has been the development of a modernized energy system especially for developing countries.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwandas Electrification a Must- REG Chief

 According to new determined targets set by the Rwanda Energy Group (REG), productive users like community production centers will be able to relish uninterrupted power supply in five years.   These targets are part of the commitments in the recently-signed performance contracts by REG and its subsidiary companies. By the end of 2018, the performance contracts state that the targets and strategies to reach government energy.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwandas Electrification objective

 Additional financing for energy projects have been approved by Rwanda. The cabinet did this with the objective to close the gaps in power generation.   It got approved during a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame. He approved the loans and grants worth over $51 million to fund three major renewable energy projects.   Before the end of next year the country targets to increase to 563MW of electricity. It also.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th September 2017

Kenya: the AfDB looks to fund Lamu coal project

 The African Development Bank (AfDB) is considering to fund the construction of Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant.   Speaking to Xinhua in Nairobi on Monday, AfDB Director-General of the East Africa Regional office, Gabriel Negatu, said the multilateral development finance institution is awaiting the environmental and social audits before they can release the funds.   "The owners of the 1,000MW Lamu coal plant.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

KenGen powering Kenya to the future

 The Kenya Electricity Generating Company was established in 1954 and listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 2006.   In 2006, The Securities Exchange was located in Nation House and I recall the euphoria and the excitement around that listing.   It was a momentous moment in the history of the Kenyan capital markets and I urge the Kenyatta administration version two to revisit that period, when our capital markets felt.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya: Loans for Solar Systems Make Power Affordable in Rural Kenya

 Naivasha — Access to credit enables villagers to buy solar equipment in instalments - easier and cheaper than a grid connection   It is early evening in Ndabibi village in Naivasha, and there are threatening clouds overhead. Kenneth Njoroge quickly parks his motorcyle by the mud structure that serves as his kitchen and rushes into the main house before the rain starts pounding.   Until recently, Njoroge's home northwest.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya: gov to shoulder Lake Turkana Wind Power bill

 In East Africa, developers of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project are billing Kenya Power monthly due to its failure to distribute the generated power as a result of a lack of transmission infrastructure.   According to the Daily Nation, this is despite recent discussions between energy ministry officials and the wind farm managers to delay the billing, which would ultimately be passed on to consumers.   Kenya Power managing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya wants more solar

 Kenya’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to seek experts to undertake a study on the uptake of the PV technology in Kenya.   The regulator said the study is intended to assess the current status of the solar PV industry in Kenya, establish the capacity of installed solar PV systems, identify the factors hindering the uptake of the technology in Kenya, and recommend measures to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya: U.S. Gives U.S.$0.9 Million for Clean Power Project

 The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed a $897,192 (Ksh89.7 million) grant for a feasibility study to evaluate the development of three small hydroelectric plants in Kenya.   Virunga Power Kenya Ltd will use the grant to evaluate viability of sites for power generation and propose the best way to connect homes and businesses to clean, reliable electricity.   The study comes as Kenya is diversifying.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Power Africa highlights its geothermal activities and commitment in new Annual Report

 In June 2013, Power Africa launched with the goal of doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing installed generation capacity by 30,000 MW) while adding 60 million new household and business connections by 2030. In February 2016, the U.S. Congress passed the Electrify Africa Act of 2015, which charges Power Africa with increasing installed generation capacity by 20,000 MW, while adding first-time energy access for.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017



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