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Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

The 34 MW Ngonye solar PV facility, located in southern Zambia, will sell its energy to the country’s state-owned utility ZESCO through a 25-year power purchase agreement. Investment in the construction of the facility amounted to approx. 40 million US dollars, partly funded through a financing agreement signed with Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Enel … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings online its first solar power plant in Zambia

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Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

Highlights Botswana has more than 1800?kWhy?1 of direct normal irradiance (DNI) which exceeds the threshold for economic viability of concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Botswana has approximately 220,016?km2 of available land to support CSP plants, which represents approximately 38% of the total land area.•The largest proportion of available land relative to the district size is … Continue reading Assessment of the concentrated solar power potential in Botswana

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The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

The Kathu Solar Park constructed as an EPC project by ACCIONA and the engineering and technology group SENER, was officially inaugurated in the Northern Cape Region, in South Africa. The opening ceremony was hosted by the Northern Cape’s Premier, Sylvia Lucas. From ACCIONA, it was present the Managing Director of ACCIONA Industrial, Ramón Jiménez, among … Continue reading The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant was officially inaugurated in South Africa

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Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

The Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld a high court ruling allowing Belgium firm Kenwind Ltd to invest a Sh21 billion wind energy project in Lamu County. The judges (Alnasir Visram, Wanjiru Karanja and Daniel Musinga) dismissed an appeal by US-based company Cordison International, arguing that it lacked merit. “We have said enough. We believe … Continue reading Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

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GE Renewable Energy awarded a $87M hydropower contract in Cameroon

GE Renewable Energy was awarded a $87million contract by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to provide seven 60 MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.   NHPC is a company jointly owned by the Republic of Cameroon, EDF, International Finance Corporation, Africa 50 and STOA. Owned and operated by NHPC, the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy awarded a $87M hydropower contract in Cameroon

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

With an installed capacity of 100 MW, the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power will allow clean energy to be supplied to 179,000 homes in the Northern Cape region (northern South Africa) and prevent the emission of six million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere over the next 20 years. The Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant incorporates … Continue reading Kathu Concentrated Solar Power (South Africa) constructed by Acciona and SENER came into commercial on 30 January

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ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

ENGIE (www.Engie.com) is pleased to announce that commercial operation was achieved on 30 January 2019 for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park in South Africa. This state of the art plant is a greenfield Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project with parabolic trough technology and equipped with a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 … Continue reading ENGIE starts operations of Kathu, a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Plant and one of South Africa’s largest renewable energy projects

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Zambia looks towards renewable energy

Zambian Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme has appealed to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) for backing as it expands towards investment in renewable energy, Lusaka Times reported. “Renewable energy is very important to Zambia’s development and the CIFs’ outstanding works in promotion of initiatives are aimed at combating climate change and expansion of … Continue reading Zambia looks towards renewable energy

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Tunisia awards first wind energy contracts

The Tunisian industry ministry on Thursday awarded the first wind power concessions to four foreign companies. The companies will be producing 120 MW of wind energy with investment totalling 400 million Tunisian dinars. Germany’s ABO WIND AG, the Netherlands’ UPC Tunisia Renewables and the French companies LUCIA HOLDING and VSB Energies Nouvelles have had their … Continue reading Tunisia awards first wind energy contracts

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Ethiopia’s fourth wind power project in progress

The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), the state agency in charge of building power projects and generating energy, is currently undertaking the construction of the country’s fourth wind power project. The overall construction project of the 120 megawatts electric generation capacity Aysha II Wind Farm project of Ethiopia surpasses 20%, according to the last September 2018 … Continue reading Ethiopia’s fourth wind power project in progress

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Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

A total of three percent of the electricity is from renewable energy in Tunisia, President of Tunisian Association of Wind Energy (ATEE) Nafaa Bakari said Thursday. He made the remarks during an international forum on renewable energy, energy efficiency and investment in energy infrastructure. According to Bakari, Tunisia was able to make the first steps … Continue reading Tunisia produces 3 pct of electricity from renewable energy

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Wind energy in Senegal: Wind farm with Vestas´’ wind turbines

The company specialising in renewable energy production, Lekela, has officially launched the construction of the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm. With a capacity of 158.7 MW, it is located 70 km north of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The construction of the Taiba N’Diaye wind farm has been launched in western Senegal. It is the first … Continue reading Wind energy in Senegal: Wind farm with Vestas´’ wind turbines

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AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, is … Continue reading AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

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Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

Ilanga CSP1, South Africa’s first 100% black developed Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power plant achieves Commercial Operation Date (COD). Ilanga CSP1 is a truly transformation project that was conceived and developed by a 100% black developer (Emvelo). Its two top executives (CEO & CFO) are black females, two-thirds of its board members are black and … Continue reading Black developed 100MW Ilanga Concentrated Solar Power 1 achieves Commercial Operation Date

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In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure. The Facility supports small and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs (from 50 to 100MW) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping these projects … Continue reading In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

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Zambia to set up a wind energy plant

The government of Zambia is set to enhance electricity supply in the Eastern province through setting up a wind farm in Katete district. Katetet District Council Chairperson, Jeremiah Mawere confirmed the reports and said that implementation of the project, will create a new source for energy generation, an electricity grid infrastructure close to consumers in the district, … Continue reading Zambia to set up a wind energy plant

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The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

SENER and ACCIONA Industrial have reached a critical milestone in the construction project of Kathu Solar Park. Namely, the successful synchronization was achieved on 18 November, electric power was generated and transferred on the National grid complying with all expected parameters to ensure the supply of power starts and end users can consume reliable energy … Continue reading The 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power plant with molten salt storage system accomplished first synchronization

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Egyptian government aims to achieve 7 GW of wind energy by 2022

Global Energy Services (GES), a Spanish company will produce 263 MW of renewable energy in Egypt, thanks to a wind farm whose construction is planned to start before the end of 2018. The Spanish company Global Energy Services (GES) has announced that it will start construction of a wind farm in Egypt before the end … Continue reading Egyptian government aims to achieve 7 GW of wind energy by 2022

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President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

President Uhuru Kenyatta will next week launch  310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana Wind Power Station in Loiyangalani, Marsabit, County, Managing Director (MD) of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) Fernandes Barasa has said. The project is set to be the biggest in Africa and was partly financed by the Kenyan government (75 percent) and Spanish government … Continue reading President Kenyatta Set To Launch Lake Turkana Wind Power Next Week

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