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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

TANZANIA: TANESCO Joins Forces with Masdar to Produce 2 GW of Clean Energy

In Tanzania, the state-owned Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has agreed with Masdar of the United Arab Emirates to jointly produce 2 GW of clean energy, including solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 600 MWp. The project will help meet the growing demand for electricity in this East African country where only 39% of the population has access to electricity. Tanzania aims to achieve an electrification rate of 75%.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 12th August 2022

Unit 6 of the Olkaria I Geothermal Power Plant is Operational

This is it. Unit 6 of the Olkaria I geothermal power plant is now operational. The announcement was made by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), which has successfully completed the production tests of this new geothermal power plant with a capacity of 83.3 MWe. The facility is located in the Hell’s Gate National Park in Olkaria, Nakuru County, at the eastern end of the Eastern Rift Valley, about 43 km southwest of the nearest town,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th July 2022

Uhuru Project Makes Kenya One of World's Leading Wind Power Producers

Kenya is among the top 10 countries in the world producing electricity through wind power, thanks to the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta. According Ember’s Global Electricity Review 2022, Kenya was ranked 9th biggest producer of wind energy globally and the top in Africa. This is even as the sector's innovations continue to grow bigger hence producing more green energy while lowering the cost per.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th July 2022

Rwanda Prepares for Construction of Muvumba Multipurpose Dam and Power Plant

Plans for the construction of a proposed Muvumba multipurpose dam and power plant installation are gearing up. The Rwanda Water Resources Board is therefore looking to prequalify contractors for the implementation of the project.The task includes the construction of a high dam with a spillway, intake tower, diversion/outlet culvert, upstream cofferdam, and a hydropower plant on the Muvumba River. The river flows through Nyagatare District and is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th July 2022

Tanzania tests electric train on new SGR line, hits top speed of 160km/h

The Tanzania SGR hit a speed of 160Km/h compared to Kenya's SGR that uses diesel and can move up to 120Km/h.It is being expected that, once commissioned for service, the new SGR train should be able to travel at the velocity of 160 kilometers per hour, which is essentially twice the speed of an ordinary bus.The SRG line between Dar-es-salaam City and Morogoro Station measures 300 kilometers.On Sunday, Tanzania's Chief Government Spokesperson.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th July 2022

South Sudan and Ethiopian Signs MoU for Electricity Supply

• EEP signs 100MW sales agreement with South Sudan • The first step of the power purchase plan is a feasibility study • The study is to be completed within a year, and construction within two years Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), the country’s state-owned power company, has signed an agreement to sell 100 MW to South Sudan for the next 3 years. The MoU is critical to satisfying electricity demand in South Sudan while.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 20th June 2022

KENYA: Menengai III Geothermal Power Plant to Be Commissioned In December 2022

Renewable energy producer Sosian plans to commission the Menengai III geothermal power plant in December 2022. Located in the Rift Valley in western Kenya, the plant will have a capacity of 35 MWe. The share of geothermal energy in Kenya’s electricity mix is expected to increase before the end of 2022. Sosian Energy, the developer of the Menengai III geothermal project, plans to commission a steam plant during December 2022. This promise.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 20th June 2022

GHANA/KENYA: EDFI Lends USD3 Million to Redavia to Solarize Businesses

The Electrification Finance Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) is signing a new US$ 3.1 million loan for Redavia. The German company will use the loan to provide solar power to businesses and industries in 2 African countries. The partnership between the Electrification Finance Initiative (EDFI ElectriFI) and Redavia is growing stronger. The European Union (EU)-funded facility is providing a new loan to the German company, which offers solar power.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 20th May 2022



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