Statement by Mr. Shem Simuyemba, African Development Bank, At the 30th West African Power Pool (WAPP), Donor Coordination Meeting

Statement by Mr. Shem Simuyemba, African Development Bank Manager, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) At the 30th West African Power Pool (WAPP), Donor Coordination Meeting Held on 1st November, 2017 at Alisa Swiss Spirit Hotel, Northridge, Accra, Ghana Theme: Regional Electricity Market – Ensuring West African Integration The Board Chairman of the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), Mr Mohammed Usman …

Lake Kariba dam wall structural rehabilitation to commence in February 2017

Work on the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam wall, which hosts the giant Kariba Hydro-Electric Station that generates electricity for Zimbabwe and Zambia is set to commence in February 2017, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has announced. Addressing journalists in the southern Zambian town of Livingstone this week, ZRA chief executive officer, Munyaradzi Munodwafa, said work on the main ...

Chinese firm launches construction of Ethiopia-Kenya power project

The firm, China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) announced it has launched the construction of the $ 1.26 billion mega project this week. The 500 KV transmission line which originates in Ethiopia’s Wolayita Sodo will have power transferring capacity of 2,000 MW and runs about 1,045km, of which 445km stretches into Ethiopia’s territory. Kenya has a signed agreement to ...

L’Afrique centrale a la recherche de financements dans l’Energie

La table ronde des bailleurs de fonds du secteur de l’énergie de l’Afrique centrale qui s’est tenue le 18 juin à Bruxelles a mis en avant 16 projets prioritaires pour la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC). Présidé par le ministre gabonais de l’Energie et des ressources hydrauliques, Guy Bertrand Mapangou, cet événement pourrait dessiner le futur visage ...