Zimbabwe has closed $1.4 billion funding for a 600 MW expansion project at the coal-fired Hwange power plant, drawing on financing from China’s Eximbank.
China Power and GE of the US have launched a joint bid for a contract to construct the 2400 MW Batoka Gorge hydropower project being co-developed by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP) has produced a report stating that Middle Eastern and North African countries will need to invest $260 billion on increasing electricity production over the next five years to meet rising demand.
Ghana will sell stakes in three thermal power plants as it seeks to cut the debts of state-owned companies, and boost electricity production.
GE and FieldCore, the company’s independent field services execution arm, have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar Factory in Ethiopia, seven months after the plant was severely damaged by a major thunderstorm.
Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with the Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) to provide service and maintenance for the power generating assets and related components operating the 337 MW Port Sudan and 502 MW Garri gas-fired power plants.
Germany has announced plans to increase power generation in Nigeria by 500 MW through renewable energy.
The Kenyan utility Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has said that it plans to add 1745 MW for geothermal sources by 2025, as part of an attempt to reduce or end power generation from fossil fuels in the country.
GE Power and Marinus Energy have announced a pilot project to capture isopentane gas and use it as a fuel source for generating electricity.
The Federal and State Governments have approved an $18 million electricity transmission project to be built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in Lafia, state capital of Nasarawa, Nigeria.