The South African cabinet has approved a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while still planning to build 1000 MW of new coal-fired capacity by 2030.
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by EDF RE and Mitsui & Co to supply equipment for the 87 MW Taza onshore wind farm in Morocco.
Kenya’s Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA), formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, is seeking regulatory approval for construction of a $5 billion nuclear power plant in Kenya.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has issued an alert level one, urging users to reduce electricity supply due to a constrained system.
Kariba, Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant, is operating at near full capacity for the first time since it was upgraded two years ago, enabling Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to generate more electricity.
NTPC has announced that it will help Mali develop a 500MW solar power park.
South African state-owned power utility Eskom is in the process of mending the technical faults that led to the environmental breaches at the coal-fired Kendal Power Station.
Eskom of South Africa is seeking proposals on how to repurpose the Komati, Grootvlei, and Camden coal-fired power plants once they reach the end of their operational life.
Bheki Nxumalo, Eskom’s head of power generation, has said that load shedding in South Africa will probably resume in May, once the lockdown has been lifted, and will continue until August 2021.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has said that the low electricity demand during the lockdown has given it an opportunity to carry out much needed maintenance on its aging power stations.