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.
Ayman Hamza, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said that a 50MW grid connection between the Egyptian and Sudanese electricity grids will start operation on 12 January, 2020.
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed 20-year PPAs for two solar projects totalling 250MW with Ethiopia’s state-owned electricity producer Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).
Zimbabwe has licensed a joint venture between Zimbabwean and Chinese investors to establish a 50MW coal-fired power plant.
Wärtsilä has announced the first order of its new Wärtsilä Modular Block solution for power generation by Aggreko.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a 50MW solar power farm in Garissa, in the northeast of the country.