South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that “acts of sabotage” at Eskom led to a massive power loss of 2000MW during the most recent load-shedding period.
South Africa was hit by power cuts on 5 December after a number of generating units broke down, forcing the state utility Eskom to cut 2000MW from the national grid on a rotational basis.
The Egyptian investment management company Enara Capital has announced plans to set up a 40MW solar power park in Kenya.
Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Mines and Energy Minister, has announced the country’s plan to boost electricity generation over the next decade, in which coal will continue to play a major role.
Zesco, Zambia’s power utility, has said that there will be more power cuts over the next few days because of limitations in power generation capacity.
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.