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Ghana’s power shutdown threat by producers called off after new deal

Ghana’s independent power producers (IPPs) on Friday called of an earlier threat to shutdown on Saturday. The producers were asking for the payment of a $1.58 billion debt owed them by the government. In late May, the IPPs rejected a government proposal to restructure the said debt as part of Ghana’s decision to seal a $3 billion loan deal from… Read More
Africa Business South Africa World 

Opinion: Understanding South Africa’s Energy Crisis

Witnessing the far-reaching effects of South Africa’s continuing power cuts has been tremendously disheartening. The frequent and extended power outages taking place have left businesses in Africa’s most industrialized country struggling to function. Manufacturing is suffering. The national economy is taking a hit. The prolonged darkness is emboldening thieves and pushing crime rates up. And as state-owned utility Eskom spends… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa’s president declares state of disaster over power cuts

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster to deal with the country’s energy crisis. His announcement gives the government additional powers to tackle the crippling electricity shortages. In recent months, the power crisis has worsened, affecting both domestic and commercial consumers. According to Mr. Ramaphosa, South Africa would emerge with a more efficient energy network. The… Read More
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Energy transition policies and regulatory developments light up across Africa

Energy transition is a key topic of discussion at the African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, South Africa. Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments… Read More
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African Energy Chamber demands an end to energy colonialism

A gas field is seen near Zarzaitine in In Amenas,1,600km (994 miles) southeast of Algiers, Algeria. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi A kettle boiled twice a day by the rich and luxurious family of radical leftist group Extinction Rebellion‘s Chloé Farand in the France, uses five times as much electricity as an entire Malian family uses per year. 900 million Africans rely on… Read More
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The power of renewal – the current status of energy transition in Africa

– – Post-pandemic, new solutions are being implemented to address Africa’s power challenges, which have been hampered by a lack of competitive funding, the dire state of the continent’s utilities infrastructure, and the need for energy policy and legislative reform to boost investment in the sector. Such solutions have had to consider energy transition and the utilization of renewable energy,… Read More
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AfDB, Africa Energy Forum launch ‘African Utility of the Future’ competition

– – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and EnergyNet, organisers of the Africa Energy Forum (AEF), have created the ‘African Utility of Future’ competition enabling teams to compete for a USD $5,000 prize. The Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex (PEVP) of AfDB will participate at AEF2020, mainstreaming the concept of: “The African Utility of the Future” – the… Read More
Africa Business West Africa World 

Easy Solar reaches 300,000 users in Sierra Leone

Easy Solar, Sierra Leone’s leading provider of accessible and affordable solar products announced today it had reached a new milestone of 300,000 users nationwide. “We are thrilled to be making life easier for so many individuals who do not have access to reliable electricity. No one should have to live in the dark.” said Nthabiseng Mosia, co-founder and Director of… Read More