The African Development Bank (AfDB), the French Development Agency (AFD), and the EU have agreed to provide $300 million to the government of Tanzania to build the 87.8 MW Kakono hydropower plant.
China Energy Engineering Group has proposed to construct a 1200 MW floating solar PV plant on Lake Kariba to help alleviate Zimbabwe’s electricity crisis.
South Africa’s Eskom returned two hydropower plants to Uganda’s government after Ugandan authorities declined to renew its licence.
Masdar of Abu Dhabi has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Energy for the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for the development of a 70 MW solar plant.
Kenya was hit by a nationwide power blackout on 4 March, which the electricity distributor Kenya Power said was caused by a “system disturbance”.
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced plans to help meet Kenya’s target of generating electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources by 2030.
Zambia’s electricity utility ZESCO has said that as a result of low levels of available water at the Kariba dam, it will be increasing load shedding to 12 hours daily until further notice.
The Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), the development impact investment platform of African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced that it has received internal approvals to acquire a minority stake in Nigeria’s Geregu Power, subject to satisfactory diligence and documentation.
Amea Power has been awarded a 120 MW solar PV project in South Africa.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has ordered the suspension until January of electricity Generation at the Kariba Dam, which supplies power to Zimbabwe until January due to water shortage.