Africa Oil & Gas: SA’s Gordhan meets Eskom executives over power crisis

Africa Oil & Gas: SA’s Gordhan meets Eskom executives over power crisis

South Africa’s Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is meeting executives from state power firm Eskom on Monday to find solutions to the country’s electricity crisis, Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe told Reuters.

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Africa Energia: Tanzania facilitates construction of joint power project

Africa Energia: Tanzania facilitates construction of joint power project

Tanzania’s contractors have committed to set up a 400 kilovolt (kV) transmission line alongside other accompanying substations. This development which is line with the Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project involves the construction of an overhead transmission line from Singida in Tanzania to Isinya in Kenya.

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Sustainability: Guterres underlines climate action urgency

Sustainability: Guterres underlines climate action urgency

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent climate action and increased ambition ahead of his climate summit in September, after the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) released data showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record’. His reaction on Wednesday came after WMO issued a report confirming that 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were the four warmest years recorded to date. The analysis, based on the monitoring performed…

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Mozambique: First large-scale solar plant active in May

Mozambique: First large-scale solar plant active in May

Mozambique’s first solar power plant has secured financing. Construction is expected to start in May, with the facility operational by early 2019, government sources have told Lusa. “It will be the country’s first large-scale solar plant, and represents an important step in Mozambique’s ambition to increase the renewable sources share of its electricity production,” the developer said. The large solar panel array will cover a 126-hectare site in Mocuba, central Zambezia province, and is the…

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Mozambique Energy: Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric on stock exchange yet this quarter

Mozambique Energy: Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric on stock exchange yet this quarter

Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the EDM-owned company which owns the giant hydropower plant in Tete province on the Zambezi river, will list on Mozambique’s stock exchange, the BVM, by the end of Q1 2019, BVM head Salim Vala said yesterday quoted by State-run newspaper Noticias. It wants to sell 7.5% of its shares to Mozambican investors.

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Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

The coal industry needs to counter the negative attitude towards the industry by investing in clean coal technology and funding research initiatives to find alternative markets for coal, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. He told delegates at the opening of the fourteenth annual Southern African Coal Conference, on Thursday, that the movement towards clean energy was moving “at breakneck speed”. “Coal mining is under siege. If you don’t understand that, you are from another…

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Global Industry: GE to combine renewable, grid assets into single unit

Global Industry: GE to combine renewable, grid assets into single unit

General Electric (GE) said on Wednesday it would consolidate its renewable and grid assets into a single unit, seeking to tap into the growing global demand for clean energy generation, a day ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results scheduled for Thursday.

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Mozambique Energy: Kibo Energy says Benga power plant ahead of schedule

Mozambique Energy: Kibo Energy says Benga power plant ahead of schedule

The definitive study to confirm the commercial and operational feasibility of the construction of a thermal power plant in Bengo, Mozambique, is expected to be completed before the originally planned deadline, UK company Kibo Energy, formerly Kibo Mining, said on Wednesday.

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