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Aggreko brings 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated Power to Benin

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Aggreko has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. Aggreko (Africa.Aggreko.com) has won a bid to supply 100 MW of ADDGAS-generated power to Benin. The one year contract will support the country’s national grid with energy generated from ADDGAS – an add-on technology, which substitutes a significant portion of diesel fuel with natural gas. With …

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ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

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Mining, Agriculture, and Remote Villages the Focus for Using Non-Toxic Flow Batteries. ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the …

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Scatec Solar secures 100 MW Solar Project in Nigeria

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The Nova Scotia project company, signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) on July 21st, 2016. Scatec Solar (ScatecSolar.com) has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in …

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The French Development Agency Provides 33 Million Euros to Add Renewable Power in Kenya Power Mini Grids

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This financing agreement was signed in Nairobi on August 1st, at State House, by the Cabinet Secretary Henry ROTICH with Mr. Bruno DEPRINCE, Regional Director for East Africa of AFD, in presence of His Excellency Uhuru KENYATTA, President of the Republic of Kenya and His Excellency Mr. Jean-Marc AYRAULT, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and former Prime Minister This new …

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Standard Chartered & USAID’s USD60 million partnership boosts Zambia’s power grid

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Transaction is USAID’s largest Power Africa transaction to date. Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) continues to deliver on its commitment to bridge Africa’s power gap by facilitating, coordinating and arranging transactions which boost the capacity of national power grids and access to electricity across Africa. In this latest milestone transaction, Standard Chartered has partnered with the U. S. Government, through USAID, to …

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Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

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The PwC report – Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all – says a new approach is needed. PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to beyond the grid electrification need to be adapted to achieve the UN …

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Dominovas Energy Launches the First Rubicon™ SOFC Project in South Africa

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Dominovas Energy Corporation (OTCQB: DNRG), an energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean, efficient, and reliable electricity, announces the launch of the first RUBICON™ SOFC system in Johannesburg, South Africa. Launched in partnership with the South Africa-based Edison Power Group (EPG), the 50kW RUBICON™ system is set for delivery and full implementation within 90 days and will serve as a …

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Schneider Electric signs agreements to open more French South African Schneider Electric Education centres

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Schneider Electric will collaborate with four South African higher learning institutions and the French Ministry of National Education to provide state-of-the-art equipments to train disadvantaged young South Africans in the field of energy. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, signed agreements with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, College of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg and …

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R5bn solar plant opens in Northern Cape

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The R5 billion Bokpoort concentrated solar plant (CSP) has officially been launched in Groblershoop, Northern Cape. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies welcomed the major investment by ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabian company. “[The] project instils confidence in government’s long term infrastructure roll out, providing energy access, contributing to economic, community and sustainable development,” he said …

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Mozambique at the Heart of Southern African Development as Regional Players Gather

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Gigawatt Mozambique announced this week a $200-million investment into Mozambique’s power sector, alongside several global stakeholders including Standard Bank and the World Bank, amongst many others. The investment will assist in harnessing Mozambique’s natural-gas resources, which will further benefit many of Mozambique’s neighbours in the southern Africa region. This – along with several other projects in the SADC region – …

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