. 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.

South Africa boost for cogeneration

South African national power utility Eskom Holdings says it has secured an additional 373 MW of cogeneration from a number of independent power producers including Sasol, Sappi and Ipsa over the past three years.

NBC to build 6.5 MW CHP plant in Nigeria

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic, is to install a 6.5 MW CHP plant for its manufacturing factory in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Jenbacher technology for two South African cogen projects

South Africa’s telecommunications company, MTN Group, is using GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology in what has been called the first trigeneration plant in South Africa. Similarly, ABSA Bank’s Tower West complex has installed a GE natural gas-powered cogeneration plant, thought to be the first project of its kind in the country's financial sector.

South African foundry turns to Jenbacher on-site power

Due to energy supply shortages, a number of South Africa’s factories have turned to natural gas and steel gas-fuelled engine generator sets to generate reliable on-site electricity, reports GE Energy.

Rising oil prices have their own impact

If there was an upside to the global recession it is that it gave us a temporary reprieve from the pressures from the rising demand and price of oil. We were lulled into another cycle of energy apathy by a period of relatively low and stable prices.

UK IPP Ipsa raises GBP 1m to restart CHP plant in...

UK independent power producer Ipsa has agreed a power purchase agreement with South African state utility Eskom from its Newcastle gas fired combined heat and power plant.

Turkey launches first ‘powership’ on Istanbul’s Black Sea

The "Karadeniz Powership Dogan Bey" vessel, the world's first floating power plant built by Turkey's Karadeniz Holding, has been launched on the Black Sea at Istanbul.

PV replaces diesel for telecoms plants in Burkina Faso.

11 March 2010 - Germany-based off-grid renewables company Phaesun is completing construction of ten solar power plants in Koudougou region in Burkina Faso, with its partner, Ikratos Africa, based in Burkina Faso’s capitol city of Ouagadougou. The solar modules will produce electricity for telecommunications plants.

Wärtsilä to operate and maintain Nigerian on-site power plant

Engine manufacturer and supplier of flexible power plants to the decentralized power generation market, Wärtsilä, has been awarded an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for 10 years by cement manufacturer Lafarge Cement WAPCO to run its cement plant power station in Nigeria.

Floating power barge for gold mine in Papua New Guinea

Finland-based supplier of flexible power plants for decentralized power generation, Wärtsilä, has been contracted to supply a barge-mounted power plant to serve a mining operation in Papua New Guinea.

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