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RWANDA: AfDB Finances Electrification of 77,400 Homes with a $180 Million Loan

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced the release of $180 million to Rwanda. This is a loan to finance a project to electrify rural areas, mainly in the south of the country. Of the $180 million in financing granted to Rwanda, $140 million represents a loan from the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) sovereign window. The other $40 million is from the Growing Together in Africa Fund, a $2 billion facility funded by the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 19th May 2022

Ethiopia: Geothermal Facility at Aluto Langano Begins Testing

• EEP commences geothermal well testing. • KenGen is carrying out the geothermal site expansion project. • The company will drill a total of 12 geothermal wells at the site. The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has announced the commencement of production testing of the newly drilled geothermal wells at the Aluto Langano site in central Ethiopia. The ongoing drilling is being conducted by Kenya Electricity Generation Company.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 30th May 2022

KENYA: Olkaria I Geothermal Power Plant Unit 6 (83 Mwe) Testing Begins

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), the largest geothermal power producer on the African continent, has announced the completion of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant unit 6. Kenya is still ahead of the game in exploiting its geothermal potential. The East African country’s geothermal power generation capacity is increasing by 83.3 MWe. This is thanks to Unit 6 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant, which is about to come.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th April 2022

KENYA: VR Holding to Convert Solid Waste into Electricity in Kakamega

A solid waste-to-energy project is starting in Kakamega, 7 years after its official presentation. The Swedish energy company VR Holding AB has been appointed by the Kenyan government to carry out the work, which will cost 6 billion Kenyan shillings, or about $53 million. Kenya will soon have a new solid waste-to-energy plant. The facility will be located in Kakamega County. The project is being implemented by VR Holding AB. The Bastad,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th April 2022

US$ 55M BOOST FOR DJIBOUTI-POWER SYSTEM INTERCONNECTION PROJECT

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved US$ 55M for the implementation of the Second Djibouti-Power System Interconnection Project which intends to strengthen regional connectivity between Ethiopia and Djibouti by improving low-cost and clean power transmission.The monies will particularly help fund the building of a second double-circuit high voltage energy power transmission line that will connect the high voltage substation.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th April 2022

Kenya's First Nuclear Plant Project Updates

The Nuclear Power and Energy Authority (NuPEA) has begun a thorough search for a suitable building location for Kenya's first nuclear power plant near the coast. According to NuPEA's Chief Executive Officer Collins Juma, the agency is presently undertaking a full site survey of the two regions to determine the optimal location for the 1000 megawatt nuclear power station, which is planned to begin in 2030. Kenya expects the nuclear power.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st April 2022

Tanzania: Rukwa to Power 155 Villages This Year

Rural Energy Agency (REA) and Tanescoare set to connect 155 villages in Rukwa with electricity by the end of this year thanks to 41.8bn/- fund. Rukwa'sTanesco acting Regional Manager, Joseph Malongo, told the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) that under the 2nd round of REA Phase III the remaining 155 village in Rukwa will be connected coming this December. The RCC meeting was chaired by the Regional Commissioner Mr Joseph.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th March 2022

KENYA: VR Holding to Convert Solid Waste into Electricity in Kakamega

A solid waste-to-energy project is starting in Kakamega, 7 years after its official presentation. The Swedish energy company VR Holding AB has been appointed by the Kenyan government to carry out the work, which will cost 6 billion Kenyan shillings, or about US$53 million. Kenya will soon have a new solid waste-to-energy plant. The facility will be located in Kakamega County. The project is being implemented by VR Holding AB. The Bastad,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th March 2022

Ethiopia: Russian Company Keen to Invest In Ethiopia's Energy Sector

Major Energy Company of Russia keen to invest in Ethiopia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The Ministry disclosed that one of the major energy companies in Russia, Energy solutions, electro technical holding company ERSO, has shown interest to invest in the energy sectors of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Embassy in Russia has briefed investment opportunities in the Energy sector in Ethiopia for company's management recently that led by Mr..... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th February 2022

Tanzania: Upgrade to Boost Power Supply

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is upgrading its power production stations to boost electricity generation in the country. The power stations currently under extension include Kinyerezi I which will generate 185 MW and Ubungo III 112 MW. Maharage Chande, Director General of TANESCO told journalists during a tour to inspect the work progress that to date power generation from Ubungo III has reached 60 MW which have.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 15th February 2022

ETHIOPIA: Production Testing Begins For the Great Renaissance Dam

The Ethiopian government has completed preparations for the start of a production test of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). If successful, the first 2 units of the hydropower plant will come on stream. Addis Ababa is about to take the next step in the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). On the construction site, preparations for a test of electricity production are completed, according to our colleagues of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022

Kengen to Inject 83 Extra Megawatts to the National Grid

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) will pump an extra 83MW of geothermal power into the national grid by this month. KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano said works on the Olkaria I unit 6 are at an advanced stage as part of plans to replace thermal power with green energy. Speaking over the weekend after a visit to Olkaria, Naivasha, Miano said the plant would help push down the cost of electricity. “We are at an advanced stage.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 20th January 2022



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