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Solar Power Dominates Rural Tanzania, says Report

The report, released earlier this week by the National Bureau of Statistics and the Rural Energy Agency shows that grid electricity is the second largest source of power in rural areas with 34.5% of households connected, while solar is leading by nearly 65%. “The results show that solar power is the dominant electricity source in

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Liberia: President Signs $2m Loan for Increased Access

In West Africa, the government of Liberia and the International Development Association (IDA) signed a $2 million loan agreement in Monrovia on Tuesday. The loan will be put towards Liberia’s Renewable Energy Access Project (LIRENAP), which will increase access to electricity and foster the use of renewable energy sources, has been submitted to the House

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Eskom Electrification Drive Reaps Rewards

South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, disclosed on Monday that its universal electrification programme is making significant strides in the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces. The parastatal has spent ZAR830 million ($63 million) in connecting 47,402 new households to the electricity grid across the Eastern Cape during the financial year ending 31 March 2017. The

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Eskom Boasts Investment in Renewables Research

South African state-run power utility, Eskom, has confirmed its long-term investment in renewables research, which has been supported by the CSIR and Stellenbosch University. Eskom divisional executive for corporate affairs, Chose Choeu, emphasised that these partnerships are long-term and are fundamental to ensure that a sustainable legacy for the people of South Africa is secured.

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Oando Gas & Power Divests Interest in Captive Power Plants

Oando Gas and Power (OGP), a subsidiary of Oando Plc, has divested its interests in captive power plants and focused on gas infrastructure expansion. Speaking on the sideline of the just-concluded Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Abuja, the Managing Director, Mr. Bolaji Osunsanya, said: “As portfolio developers, we’ve divested from our captive power

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