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ETHIOPIA: 4th Resource to Assess Geothermal Resources in Two Regions

Canadian company 4th Resource has been awarded a licence by the Ethiopian authorities to conduct geothermal surveys in 2 regions. The planned studies will measure the intensity of the geothermal resource with a view to developing this renewable energy in Ethiopia. Ethiopia wants to increase the share of geothermal energy in its energy mix. As part of this policy, the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines is granting a geothermal reconnaissance permit.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th January 2023

TANZANIA: Julius Nyerere Hydroelectric Dam Impoundment Launched

Tanzanian authorities are launching the filling of the reservoir of the Julius Nyerere hydroelectric dam on the Rufiji River. The facility will power the turbines of a 2,115 MW hydroelectric plant, one of the largest in East Africa. News on the Rufiji hydroelectric project in Tanzania. Authorities in the East African country are beginning to impound the dam, which is being built in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve in the Pwani region,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th January 2023

Ethiopia Starts Exporting Electricity to Kenya

Ethiopia has started exporting electricity to neighbouring Kenya following a week of testing of a new transmission line, Ethiopian Electric Power said. The $500 million line has capacity to transmit 2,000 MW of electricity, potentially earning Ethiopia as much as $100 million annually. “Ethiopia has completed activities to ensure uninterrupted and reliable transmission of power and it is expected that similar activities will be.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th December 2022

Kenya's Ambitious Hydrogen Deal & Plan to Help Africa Exploit Green Energy

Kenya recently inked a deal with an Australian firm to establish a green hydrogen and ammonia plant, kick-starting the country's plan to utilise green energy across the continent. The industrial-scale production of green hydrogen and ammonia will be vital in making clean, affordable fuel and fertiliser for Africa. Further, it will help Kenya, which is already leading a geothermal revolution across Africa, increase its footprint in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 25th January 2023

Ethio-Djibouti 2nd Circuit High Power Transmission Line Launched

Construction on the Ethio-Djibouti 2nd Circuit High Power Transmission Line and Distribution Station Project was recently launched by Ethiopia and Djibouti. Along with strengthening the electrical and transportation links between the 2 neighbouring states, the project is anticipated to bring Ethiopia foreign revenue. EEP CEO Ashebir Balcha stated during the project’s launch that the 2 connected countries will benefit socioeconomically.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 10th November 2022

KENYA: Tender for the Olkaria VII Power Plant Feasibility Study

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is inviting tenders for the feasibility study of the Olkaria VII geothermal power plant. The plant will be built at the Olkaria geothermal complex in Nakuru County in western Kenya. A new steam power plant is expected to be built at the Olkaria geothermal site in the Rift Valley, western Kenya. The 7th plant is the subject of a recent tender by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 10th November 2022

Ethiopia Exports USD 13 Million Worth Electricity to Djibouti, Sudan in Two Months

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) announced on 10th October that Ethiopia has earned more than USD 13 million from exporting electricity to neighbouring Djibouti and Sudan. According to Menilik Getahun, the head of sales and customer management office under the marketing and business development department of EEP, the amount generated was out of the planned USD 18.55 million by supplying more than 349.56 million kWh of electricity to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 17th October 2022

More Geothermal Power Plants Planned For Ethiopia

A United Kingdom company specialising in onshore deep drilling has secured financing to construct 2 geothermal power stations in Ethiopia. The projects at Tulu Moye and Hawassa will be Ethiopia’s 1st independent power stations and will run off geothermal energy harnessed by drilling deep into the volcanic rocks below. The Tulu Moye geothermal prospect site is situated in the main Ethiopia Rift, northwest of Asella while Hawassa is a.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 17th October 2022

KenGen Signs Deal with Toshiba over Geothermal Partnership

Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) has partnered with Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS). The deal is to collaborate on exploring geothermal energy in several countries. The agreement signed on the sidelines of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (Ticad-8) provides for an operation and maintenance (O&M) services partnership for geothermal power plants in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2022

ETHIOPIA: Marriott Secures Funding For Drilling At Two Geothermal Sites

UK-based Marriott Drilling Group is securing funding to support two geothermal projects it is developing in Ethiopia. The funds are being provided by the investment company NPIF-Mercia Debt Finance. UK-based Marriott Drilling Group is securing funding for its drilling contracts in Ethiopia. The Chesterfield, England-based Company has secured the funding from NPIF-Mercia Debt Finance, an investment company managed by Mercia and part of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th September 2022

African countries eye 2030 start for generating nuclear energy

At least seven African countries are at various stages - commissioning, shopping for vendors and mapping appropriate sites - in the roll-out of nuclear power plants, as a majority eye 2030 as a start-date for generating electricity from nuclear energy. Egypt is currently the only country to have begun construction, following the formal launch of a site in July. The US$25 billion project, being developed by Russian state energy corporation.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th August 2022

Kenya Power to Install EV charging Stations in Nairobi and Nakuru

The state-owned company Kenya Power has announced the installation of charging stations throughout the country. The operation will start in the capital Nairobi and Nakuru County. In Kenya, the electricity distribution company Kenya Power wants to support the development of sustainable mobility through the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles on a national scale. The cities of Nairobi and Nakuru will be the 1st beneficiaries.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022



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