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 […]

Uganda's Oil Sector Is On the Right Track'

Norway happy with Uganda’s progress in the Oil Sector

Interview between Susan Eckey, Norway’s ambassador to Uganda and The Independent’s Ronald Musoke on the growing bilateral relations between the two countries. Tell us about your impressions of Uganda since you arrived in 2015? Uganda is my first posting as a bilateral ambassador. I am a career diplomat and I started my foreign service in […]

Umeme wants power tariffs increased

Umeme wants power tariffs increased by 33% for poorest customers

Power utility firm Umeme wants its lifeline tariff increased from the current Shs 150 to Shs 200. The lifeline tariff is an affirmative tariff aimed at enabling those at the base of the consumption pyramid to have basic power uses like lighting a few bulbs and ironing a few clothes. The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) […]

UMEME blames power outages on climate change at AGM

Uganda power distributor Umeme Limited has attributed the constant power outages that leave hundreds of Ugandans in the dark to global warming. During a stakeholders’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Sheraton Hotel on Thursday, Chairman Board of Directors Patrick Bitature said the national electricity grid could not handle increasingly stronger storms caused by climate change. […]

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote joins Bill Gates to set up Multibillion Dollar Clean-Energy Fund

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and fellow philanthropists have revealed details of a fund for clean energy technology to be used in countries that have committed public money to double research and development. Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp., will be joined by at least 27 other private investors in the so-called “Breakthrough Energy Coalition,” […]

Nigeria Lost $50 Billion Investment Over Non-Passage of Petroleum Industry Bill

Mr. Sergius Oseasochie is the Managing Director/CEO, Relentech Integrated Services Ltd, Nigeria. He was recently elected into the House of Representatives to represent Esan North-East/Esan South-East of Edo State. In this interview with Ediri Ejoh, he lamented the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by the seventh National Assembly and also emphasized the need […]

Nigerian Gas Tycoon : Govt Losing U.S.$55 Billion Investments Over Low Gas Price

President of the Nigerian Gas Association, NGA, and Managing Director, Oando Gas & Power Limited, Mr. Bolaji Osunsanya, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to increase the prices of gas, stating that the country is losing an estimated $55 billion, about N11 trillion worth of investment due to its refusal to hike gas prices. Speaking […]

Seven Energy bags award, assures better deal in oil sector

AN indigenous oil and gas development, production and gas distribution company, Seven Energy International Limited, has emerged winner of the Indigenous Firm of the Year Award, conferred by the Petroleum Africa magazine.   The award is given in recognition of Africa’s indigenous oil and gas companies for their investment and involvement in upstream, midstream and downstream […]