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Emergence of a commercial market for mini-grids in Africa

Energy access remains a critical piece of the African development story. Some 600 million people in the region are still without access to modern forms of energy, relying instead on rudimentary fuels, such as charcoal and wood, for cooking; costly kerosene, candles and batteries for lighting; and spending significant and increasing amounts of time and

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Kenya to Relook Thermal Power Amidst Drought Season

The Kenyan Energy Cabinet Secretary, Charles Keter, has indicated that government will be forced to use more thermal power to meet the current demands. Keter said this while on a tour of the Sondu-Miriu hydroelectric power station in Kisumu County. According to the Daily Nation, Kenya Power usually buys electricity from the thermal producers at

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ZERA Reviews Electricity Tariff Application

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has once again applied for a tariff increase, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority’s (ZERA) technical director engineer, Misheck Siyakatshana confirmed. Speaking to the Herald, Siyakatshana said: “We have an application (for tariff review) at the moment and we are reviewing it.” It is reported that ZERA takes about 45 days

Generation

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SIPP, Energy China Sign Pact to Construct 400MW Power Plant in Ogun

A Private developer in power and infrastructure, Sagamu Independent Power Plant Limited (SIPP) has announced the signing of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Energy China for a 400MW Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Sagamu, Ogun state. With the EPC contract finalized, Energy China will now proceed with the implementation/construction of the plant

Transmission

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TCN Terminates 4 Delayed Power Contracts, Uses Own Engineers

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has terminated four power transmission contracts which it said were delayed because the contractors lacked the capacity, and has engaged its engineers to complete them, Daily Trust reports. The Managing Director of TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, disclosed this at the 24th monthly power sector meeting hosted by TCN in Abuja

Distribution

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AEDC Urges Consumers not to Pay for Prepaid Meters, Installation

The management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has warned consumers within its network against paying its personnel for prepaid meters and their installation, National Accord reports. Mr Isah Abdulrahman, the General Manager, North-West Region of the company, gave the warning on Wednesday, during a Customer Sensitization and Interactive forum for residents of Bwari, Abuja. Abdulrahman,

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