Africa

. All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation across Africa, including electrification projects, renewable energy uptake, energy transition news in Africa and utility announcementsTenders, power purchase agreements, and energy auctions from sub-Sarahan Africa, West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Madagascar will also be included in this section.

Mauritius: Ecology on a slippery slope after oil spill

Intolerance for fossil fuels has grown after the 300-meter long vessel, en route to Brazil from China, started leaking destructive diesel oil.

Egypt scraps West Nile solar tender as new PV assembly line...

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has cancelled its 200MW tender to establish a solar photovoltaic power plant in the West Nile area.
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AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.

ENGIE and EIB partner on off-grid solar scheme in Uganda

Millions of people in rural Uganda are set to access reliable and cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme.
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Tunisia gains bankable wind data from lidar measurement campaign

Technical consultancy company Firnas Shuman has delivered a one-year ZX Lidar wind measurement campaign for a major developer in Tunisia.

Ethiopia: Grand Renaissance reservoir fills as talks fail

Ethiopia has denied reports it is filling the reservoir of Africa's largest dam on the Nile even though satellite images show a steady increase in the amount of water being held back by the new mega dam.
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Global corporate funding for solar energy declines by 25%

Investments in solar energy projects by corporates reached $4,5 billion during the first half of 2020, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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CDC Group unveils radical net-zero emissions plan

UK government-owned finance institution CDC Group has unveiled a plan to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations by 2050.

Three key ways to accelerate the retirement of coal energy plants

A new report highlights the three key approaches to help global governments and utilities to ensure early retirement of coal energy generation.

Portugal’s EDP backs eight renewable projects across Africa

EDP has announced €500,000 in funding to help Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy.

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