Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing for Nigeria, has said that an additional 945 MW would be added to the Nigerian national grid before the end of 2018.
The South African Department of Energy has announced that the Cabinet has approved the draft updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP 2018) which will see increased renewable energy generation in place of planned nuclear expansion.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said that the Kariba Dam is 85 per cent full, and that it has therefore increase the water allocated to the two hydropower stations for power generation.
Engie has signed an agreement with the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, with a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
The US Agency for International Development has announced an initiative to invest $175 billion to add 16,000 MW of gas-fired power in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
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.