The 14.7MW Kaptis run-of-river hydropower project developer, Tembo Power, has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Metier, a private equity fund manager, together with its partner WK Construction.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has disconnected Koeberg Unit One from the national grid due to a fault on the turbine side, exacerbating South Africa’s power crisis.
Siemens Gamesa has signed a contract to build the first renewable energy installation in the Republic of Djibouti, in the horn of Africa.
The US Government has granted Nigeria over $1 million for technical and financial work on a power plant project in the capital Abuja, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has said.
Azito Energy has selected GE to provide gas turbine technology and services for Azito phase IV power plant, located in the Yopougon district of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.
Arandis Power, a Namibian IPP, has shown interest in entering the South African power market by offering 120MW to Eskom.
Togo’s Power Ministry has appointed Indian power giant NTPC as its project management consultant for about 300MW of solar power projects in the country.
Andre de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom, said that while he is in favour of allowing companies generate their own power, there will be significant initial costs if they are to sell their excess generation into the South African grid.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) Consortium, (Hyundai E&C, Hyundai Engineering, and POSCO International) has won a $750 million order to build a combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Algeria.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will encourage efforts by businesses to generate their own power.