The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) has issued a report that states that the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region will need to invest $209 billion in the power sector between 2019-2023.
The World Bank has approved $420 million in grants to strengthen Mozambique’s energy transmission system.
CDC Group, the overseas investment arm of the UK Government, has announced that it will invest $300 million to develop electricity networks in Africa.
Tlou Energy has been named as a preferred bidder for the development of a 10 MW coal bed methane fuelled power project in Botswana.
Azito Energie has announced that it has signed a contract with GE for the deployment of GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software for two GT13E2 gas turbines and two generators at the Azito III site, located in the Yopougon district of Ivory Coast.
The German company Dhybrid has been selected to build several small hybrid solar power plants with a total capacity of 2 MW in Senegal.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has said that the recent wave of power cuts being experienced across the country are the result of reduced generation capacity at Kariba Hydropower Plant.
The whole of Lekki district in Lagos, Nigeria, was subject to a total blackout following a complete system collapse starting 15.09 hours on 28 April.
Standard Bank has announced that it will not provide funding for two new independent coal-fired power stations in South Africa.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions’ business has announced that it has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.