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Nigerian national grid collapses again

  • 2024-04-16 06:41:54
  • David Flin

Nigeria has suffered its sixth national grid collapse of 2024, as electricity generation on the system dropped from 2583 MW at 2am on 15 April to 64 MW at 3am that day.

South Africa to continue to depend on coal

  • 2024-03-27 06:43:31.803278
  • David Flin

Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Energy Minister, said it would be “very wrong” to expect a transition from its dependence on coal-fired power generation to renewable energy, and that the country will continue to rely on coal for the vast bulk of its power supply for much longer.

Kenya announces roadmap for first nuclear reactor

  • 2024-03-26 06:46:33.586501
  • David Flin

Kenya’s Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA), the State agency responsible for the country’s nuclear power programme, has said that Kenya will require at least $83 million as the initial cost of developing the country’s first nuclear research reactor in the first step towards future nuclear power production.

Toshiba wins renovation order for Kenya geothermal plant

  • 2024-03-19 06:10:05.625358
  • David Flin

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions has won an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction for steam turbines and generators to renovate units 1-3 of the 45 MW Olkaria I geothermal power plant in Kenya.

EU announces €37 million investment in Nigerian power sector

  • 2024-02-19 06:45:42.864493
  • David Flin

The EU has announced that it intends to invest €37 million into the Nigerian power sector, aiming to address the longstanding issue of inadequate electricity supply in the country.

Kenya plans to begin construction of nuclear power plant in 2027

  • 2024-02-12 06:41:31.363591
  • David Flin

Kenya has announced that it intends to begin construction of its first nuclear power plant in 2027, with operations due to commence by 2035.

Green hydrogen gas turbine plant for Morocco

  • 2024-02-05 06:47:29.514327
  • David Flin

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business, Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), and Nareva, a Moroccan company specialised in the development and operation of IPPs, have signed an MOU to collaborate on a feasibility study to use green hydrogen to decarbonise ONEE’s Laâyoune Power Plant, which is powered by three GE Vernova 6B gas turbines.

$289 million financing agreed to develop solar power in Mauritania

  • 2024-01-29 07:05:59.990337
  • David Flin

Mauritania and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed financing agreements for two energy sector projects in Mauritania worth $289.5 million.

Kariba Dam water allocation for electricity generation cut in half

  • 2024-01-01 07:32:49.900304
  • David Flin

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reduced the amount of water allocated for power generation at the Kariba Dam by 47 per cent to 16 billion cubic metres (BCM), down from 30 BCM.

Sungrow and EDF Renewables launch South African hybrid wind-solar-battery VPP project

  • 2023-12-22 07:26:08.765894
  • David Flin

Sungrow Power and EDF Renewables have signed an agreement to provide 264 MWh liquid-cooled energy storage systems and MV transformers for the Umoyilanga project in South Africa. The project is South Africa’s first wind-solar-storage integrated virtual power plant (VPP).