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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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Africa receives funds to develop wind energy

Funds have been provided by International Finance Corporation (IFC) which partnered with Gaia Energy to develop wind energy projects in Africa. IFC head of InfraVentures for Sub-Saharan Africa David Donaldson confirmed the reports and said  wind energy and renewable energy in general are priority areas identified in the World Bank Group’s strategy. IFC and Gaia … Continue reading Africa receives funds to develop wind energy

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Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

Enel Green Power has awarded Vestas a wind power order for the 148 MW South African Oyster Bay wind farm. It marks a very positive re-start of the South African wind energy market and follows a 294 MW order for two other wind turbines projects in South Africa, taking Vestas’ total announced order intake from … Continue reading Vestas to create local jobs in restart of South Africa’s wind energy market

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Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

The 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm project in Kenya is set to be connected to the national grid by end of October this year after the finish testing all the wind turbines to ensure they are functioning well. Mugo Kibati, chairman of Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) confirmed the reports and said that barring any … Continue reading Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind farm to be connected to the grid

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Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 wind turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” wind power projects. The wind farm “Garob” comprises 46 wind turbines which Enel Green Power has ordered. The second wind farm (“Copperton”) comprises 34 wind turbines for the developer and … Continue reading Nordex (Acciona) awarded big-ticket wind energy contracts in South Africa

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Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

Angola will be producing 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025, with greater predominance in rural areas, the national director of Renewable Energies of the Ministry of Energy and Waters said on Wednesday in Luanda. Sandra Cristovão said that in Angola only 40% of the population has access to electricity, and the government’s objective is … Continue reading Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

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Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

Kenya has signed agreements with a US wind energy company, providing a major boost for wind power and food security. Mr. Kenyatta said the ‘Big Four agenda’ projects – boosting manufacturing industry, promoting food security, providing affordable housing and universal healthcare coverage – present major opportunities for local and foreign investors. The Overseas Private Investment … Continue reading Kenya Signs U.S. Trade Deal to Finance Wind Power Plant

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IFC set to boost wind energy development in Africa

The International Fiance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has forged a new partnership with Gaia Energy to create a joint platform for the development of wind power and other renewable energy projects in Africa. Gaia Energy is a Moroccan renewable energy developer active in 10 countries across Africa. The new joint … Continue reading IFC set to boost wind energy development in Africa

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Africa to reach 30 GW wind energy capacity by 2027

Africa is set to reach 30GW in installed wind capacity by 2027, marking a significant increase over a decade from last year’s capacity of 5GW. These figures are according to an analysis by Make in a report called ‘Africa Wind Power Market Outlook’, which states the growth will be led by Egypt, Morocco and South … Continue reading Africa to reach 30 GW wind energy capacity by 2027

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Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

Tanzania has licensed a subsidiary of Australia’s Windlab Ltd to build 300MW Miombo Hewani wind farm in the central part of the country. Windlab Developments Tanzania Ltd has obtained an environmental and social impact assessment certificate for the project near Makambako town at the junction of Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya. Windlab said the project will … Continue reading Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First Wind Farm

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