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Quantum Power to provide Tema LNG with importation storage in East Africa

 Quantum Power Gas is enthusiastic in developing the Tema LNG importation storage, re-gasification and delivery facilities. The company is a subsidiary of Quantum power, a pan African energy and infrastructure industrial investment platform, and has signed a partnership agreement with Golar LNG to see completion of the project. Golar is expected to provide some certain technical, engineering, design and construction of the required.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

SH80 MILLION POWER PROJECT LAUNCHED IN HOMA BAY

 Homa Bay: A power project, which will cost Sh80 million to develop, has been unveiled in Homa Bay county.   The ambitious initiative, being undertaken by Kenya Power, is expected to end frequent power outages in the area.   Dubbed "Boresha Umeme Homa Bay", the initiative will increase electricity supply in the area to six times the current flow.   Kenya Power Managing Director Dr Ben Chumo said the move is.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Kenya: Voi Reaps Big From Kenya's First Major Carbon Project

 For many years, residents of Kasigau location in Voi lived off felling trees, clearing bushes and burning charcoal in an open-canopy forest where they call home, but a carbon trading project is empowering thousands of residents here to embrace new sustainable sources of livelihoods.   The smoky overhead that traditionally engulfed the forest has now paved way to a clear, fresh atmosphere as people adopt new sources of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Partners Blackstone, Carlyle In $5 billion Energy Deal

 Two of America’s largest private equity firms are teaming up with West Africa’s largest industrial conglomerate, Dangote Industries, to invest in Africa.   According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Black Rhino Group, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners and affiliated funds managed by Blackstone Group, is partnering with Dangote Industries, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Tata Power explores Renewable Energy Opportunities in Africa

  Tata Power is looking for expansion opportunities in East Africa. The private power utility has an installed generation capacity of more than 8,580 MW, with around 1,170 MW coming from clean energy sources. Tata Power, Chief — Business Development, India Business & Renewables, Rahul Shah told PTI that the company was looking for opportunities in the renewable energy space, within Africa. Opportunities are being eyed in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th August 2014

Energy Infrastructure Development in East Africa

 Power infrastructure in the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda is inherently connected to their economic growth. As urbanisation and industrialisation fuel the need for electricity in cities, the demand for electricity in East Africa is expected to grow at approximately 5.3 percent per year until 2020. To meet these requirements, generation capacity would have to increase by 37.7 percent in Uganda, 96.4 percent in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Specialized Power Systems at Power & Energy Expo Kenya

Specialized Power Systems Kenya, a major distributor of power and energy products represented IREM SpA, a reputed Italian manufacturer of electrodynamic and electronic voltage regulators and line conditioners in indoor and outdoor version with power ratings from 1 up to 3300 kVA. IREM products are exported world-wide and are highly appreciated in those applications where quality, reliability and sturdiness are irremissible, like e.g..... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 5th August 2014

Chinese give $136m for Tanzania wind bid

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The Export–Import Bank of China has given Dar a soft loan of  Tsh 226.7 billion (about $136million) for the wind power project in the Singida region which would be able to generate 50MW. Speaking during 38th Dar es salaam International Trade FAIR (DITF) in National Development Cooperation pavilion, NDC Head of Chemical Industry, Abdallah Mandwanga said, the project will start to generate 50MW by using wind.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th July 2014

U.S. Firm Secures Africa Power Deal

Nairobi - The country is poised to benefit from Tetra Tech's announcement it had been awarded a $64 million contract to provide technical assistance for the Power Africa Transactions and Reform Programme that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding to improve power supply in the African continent. Tetra Tech, the United States-headquartered firm, has been awarded the five-year contract to support the Power.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th July 2014

Africa : High Potential Market For Solar & Other Alternative Energy Projects

Africa has a huge untapped potential for generating clean energy, including enough hydroelectric power from its seven major river systems to serve the entire continent’s needs, as well as enormous potential for other energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal. Africa is ideal for alternative energy projects, as many of the countries receive 325 days of sunlight on average. This makes solar power a high potential for alternative.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th July 2014

Solar power rule heats up market for equipment vendors

Solar equipment vendors have seen an upturn in business as property developers move to comply with a new law meant to cut electricity costs. The Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2012 require builders of residential and commercial houses to include solar water heating systems in their designs. The regulations affect units whose hot water needs exceed 100 litres per day and also require existing premises with no solar heaters to have them.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th July 2014



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