GE Power has signed a services contract worth over $3 billion with Sonelgaz SPE, an Algerian utility.
According to recent reports, South Africa’s tender for the $72 billion expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June, when state utility Eskom requests proposals from companies bidding for the project.
A study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has assessed the potential for large solar and wind farms in 21 countries in the southern and eastern African power pools.
Saidu Mohammed, Chief Operating Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said that it will develop about 4000 MW of power capacity over the next ten years to boost power supply in the country.
The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) has announced that its maintenance teams have managed to restore the link between the eastern and western power networks after over two years of separation.
South Africa’s state utility Eskon said that 27 companies, including France’s EDF and China’s State Nuclear Power Technology, have shown interest in the country’s plans to build more nuclear reactors.
Nigeria’s power generation capacity fell by over 1000 MW as four power plants were shut down over the weekend, bringing the number of plants not currently generating electricity to 10.
The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has donated solar power equipment worth $9.7 million to the Nigerian federal government as part of its efforts to boost electricity production in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Federal Government has reopened discussions with the preferred bidders for three of the 10 power plants built under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) and supervised by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).