The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has said that the recent wave of power cuts being experienced across the country are the result of reduced generation capacity at Kariba Hydropower Plant.
SinoHydro of China has announced that it will invest $214 million into the Nyabarongo II Hydropower Plant in Rwanda, boosting the country’s effort to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reduced water allocated for power generation at Kariba Hydropower Station due to falling water levels in the lake shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a $87 million contract by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to provide seven 60 MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.
The Australian Government has approved $1 billion for an expansion of the state-owned power generator Snowy Hydro to back up wind and solar power.
The State Grid Corporation of China, which runs the majority of the nation’s electricity distribution networks, is constructing five pumped storage power plants to increase domestic new energy power generation.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has finalised the $224 million deal to acquire Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, a US operator of small hydropower facilities.
A consortium of GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima has won a contract from Itaipu Binacional to modernise the Itaipu Dam in Brazil, one of the world’s largest hydropower plants.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said that the Kariba Dam is 85 per cent full, and that it has therefore increase the water allocated to the two hydropower stations for power generation.
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.