The Saudi Arabian renewable energy developer ACWA Power has said that it will start construction this year on a 100 MW solar energy plant in South Africa.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two onshore wind farms in South Africa, with a total of 109 turbines.
The Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Authority (GNRA) has said that nuclear energy is the best option for ensure a sustainable electricity supply for the country.
Nagabhushana Reddy, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, has said that India and Nigeria will work together to develop renewable energy in Nigeria, in line with international agreements signed by both countries.
Eskom has warned that the South African power system could take up to ten days to recover from the effects of the recently-resolved industrial action.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has shut down six thermal power stations to enable the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) carry out repair work on a ruptured gas pipeline.
Zimbabwe has closed $1.4 billion funding for a 600 MW expansion project at the coal-fired Hwange power plant, drawing on financing from China’s Eximbank.
China Power and GE of the US have launched a joint bid for a contract to construct the 2400 MW Batoka Gorge hydropower project being co-developed by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP) has produced a report stating that Middle Eastern and North African countries will need to invest $260 billion on increasing electricity production over the next five years to meet rising demand.
Ghana will sell stakes in three thermal power plants as it seeks to cut the debts of state-owned companies, and boost electricity production.