Rwanda: Govt to slash Power tariffs again to incentivise investment

Government is in the final stages of announcing new electricity tariffs for industries and heavy duty domestic users, according to the Minister for Trade and Industry, Vincent Munyeshyaka. Presenting the draft law on Special Economic Zones in parliament on Tuesday, Munyeshyaka told members of parliament that while power production was improving daily, government was determined […]

French firm inks 50MW solar electricity purchase deal

French firm inks 50MW solar electricity purchase deal in Kenya

Electricity distributor Kenya Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with French renewable energy firm Voltalia for a 50-megawatt solar project located in Kopere, Nandi county. The 20-year power sale contract at an undisclosed price will see the French firm use the expertise of its teams based in Portugal for both construction and operation […]

Uganda’s dominant electricity provider Umeme’s performance to be reviewed after disquiet from President

India’s Tata Consulting Engineers, which is currently assessing whether Umeme Limited has satisfied government’s conditions, is expected to continue with its assignment even after a recent letter by President Museveni questioned the impact of the power firm’s 20-year concession, writes JEFF MBANGA. Tata was commissioned by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) and is to analyse […]

23 Geothermal sites with over 10,000 MW potential discovered in Ethiopian rift valley

After 18 months of researches and exploration with partners, Ethiopian Geological Survey has identified 23 geothermal energy potential areas in the Ethiopian Rift Valley Zone, it dislosed. Tamiru Mersha, Communication Affairs Director at the Ethiopian Geological Survey, told The Ethiopian Herald that a potential of over 10,000 Mega Wats (MW) geothermal energy was discovered in […]

Comoros seeks to rehabilitate three thermal power plants

Comoros seeks to rehabilitate three thermal power plants with ADB grant

The Union of the Comoros has received a grant from the African Development Bank Group to cover the cost of the Comoros Energy Sector Support Project (PASEC). It is intended that part of the funds will be allocated to market-related payments for the rehabilitation of the Voidjou diesel thermal power plants, Itsambouni, Fomboni and Trenani […]

KenGen, GDC differ over steam power

Kenya: KenGen and GDC clash over who has the biggest geothermal well

Pic: GDC’s Olkaria steam well at Menengai, Nakuru. (NMG) Power producer KenGen and Geothermal Development Company (GDC) have clashed over steam outlook as Kenya races to grow its stock of green energy. KenGen claims its most productive well in Naivasha’s Olkaria has a capacity to produce 30 megawatts of electricity, making it the largest in […]