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Malawi: Kanengo solar PV to initial PPA shortly

The 25MW Kanengo solar PV project being developed by Voltalia in Malawi has finalised negotiations with national utility Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) over a power purchase agreement. The document is expected to be initialled...

Attacks on Libyan power system leave Tripoli without water

Angered by lengthy and unpredictable power cuts, armed groups in Tripoli are using force to divert electricity to their own neighbourhoods, breaching one of the final taboos of national belonging as they do so. On two occasions these attacks have...

Liberia: Nocal signs data partnership with Core Labs

National Oil Company of Liberia (Nocal) has signed a multi-year well data management agreement with Core Laboratories Sales BV in an attempt to revive its offshore oil and gas exploration efforts. Speaking at the 1 August signing ceremony, Nocal...

Liberia: Small hydro contractor sought

Liberia’s Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA) invites sealed bids by 25 October for the design, supply and construction of the 2.5MW Kaiha 2 small hydropower plant on the Kaiha River, near Kolahun, in Lofa County. The contract is to be...

Kenya: Regulator calls for new gas power capacity

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has called for two gas-fired power plants to be constructed urgently as a spinning reserve to balance renewable energy sources in the national grid. The spinning plants, with a proposed total...

First Kenya crude shipped from Mombasa

A shipment of Kenya’s first 200,000 barrels of oil exports left Mombasa port on 26 August heading for Malaysia. The tanker was flagged off in a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “I am proud to say Kenya’s grand march to oil and gas...

Guinea looks to a breakthrough in minerals production

Following an agreement with Brazil’s Vale and controversial Israeli investor Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources to settle a long-running dispute over the Simandou iron ore resource, President Alpha Condé’s government believes it can launch iron ore...

Electricity supply boost will light up power struggle in Guinea

As generators hum into action and power cuts intensify during the dry season, it seems hard to believe that providing electricity to the population in Conakry and other urban centres will be a major selling point when, as is widely expected,...

Ghana: Springfield secures rig for two wells

Ghanaian explorer Springfield Exploration and Production Limited has signed a contract with Stena Unicon Offshore Services Ghana to use the Stena Forth drillship for two wells on West Cape Three Points (WCTP) Block 2.“The campaign will first...

Ghana: PDS concession suspended

Only a few months after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) distribution business was transferred to Power Distribution Services Ghana Ltd (PDS) on 1 March, the government has suspended the concession. “The decision follows the detection of...

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