Monthly Archives: January 2018


Kenya’s President Encourages Private Sector Investment

Kenya’s President Encourages Private Sector Investment

“Africa has huge potential for renewable power generation that the private sector should invest in,” said Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, at a roundtable meeting in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Assuring a healthy business environment, for both local and foreign investors, Kenyatta noted Kenya’s wide range of reforms that have been instituted in the last five


Zimbabwe: Zesa to Deploy 30,000 Prepaid Meters

Zimbabwe’s national power utility has pledged to install 30,000 prepaid meters within the next three months. Zesa Holdings (Zesa) confirmed that the meter rollout is in line with the 100 days Rapid Results Initiative. According to energy minister Simon Khaya Moyo, Zesa is licensing private agencies who will sell prepaid meters to the public under


AfDB Presents Bold New Electrification Strategy

Through the new strategy titled New Way of Working, the African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to electrify 29.3 million people in Africa by 2020. The President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, made this statement at the High-Level Event on “New Way of Working: From Vision to Action-National, Regional and Global Dimensions” at the United Nations Economic Commission


DisCos Raise Concerns over Third-Party Metering Arrangement

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) the umbrella body of the electricity distribution companies, has raised concerns over the draft regulation by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to introduce meter asset providers, The Punch reports. The Chief Executive Officer, ANED, Mr. Azu Obiaya, said, “We have seen the draft regulation and there is quite a


Electricity: New Metering Plan Underway

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is working to grant a 15-year license to Meter Asset Providers (MAP) to speed up metering across the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos). A draft of the regulation accessed by Daily Trust in Abuja indicates that the DisCos could be given 120 days (four months) after the approval to engage

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AfDB Targets 29.3 Million Africans with Electricity by 2020

In line with its High 5 development priorities and, in particular, its agenda to Light up and power Africa, the African Development Bank plans to reach 29.3 million people in African with electricity by 2020. The President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, made this disclosure at the High Level Event on “New Way of Working:


Lagos Assembly Okays Laws to Boost Electricity, Land Use Charge

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday passed a bill to boost electricity supply in the state.The lawmakers also passed another bill on land use charge to encourage development. The two bills stated: “A law to provide for the consolidation of property and land-based charges, as well as make provisions for levy and collection of

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