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.
The World Bank has approved a $497 million loan facility to Eskom for the repurposing of Komati Power Station.
ACWA Power has signed an MOU with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), a government owned development finance institution, to explore the development of green hydrogen in South Africa.
South African utility Eskom has announced that it has signed agreements for four renewable power producers to use land around its power plants to accelerate getting new capacity online.
ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia has signed an MOU with the National Electricity Company of Senegal (SENELEC) to build a 160 MW CCGT in Cap des Biches, Senegal.