Nigeria Zungeru HPP completed.

Nigeria Zungeru HPP completed.

The China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) has disclosed that the Zungeru 700mw hydroelectric power plant in Niger State is at 47 per cent completion stage. The Deputy Project Manager, Mr. Xiao Nie, told journalists that the $1.29bn (about N473bn) project was expected to be completed in 2020. He explained that the project was made […]

Bettering the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)

Can South Africa’s highly successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) be made even better? One man certainly felt it could be if changes were made to the network requirements for small hydro.  REIPPPP has stimulated an investment commitment by the private sector in excess of US$14 billion, and the award of 64 projects predominantly […]

Installation of two turbines commence at Blue Nile hydro dam.

Installation of two turbines commence at Blue Nile hydro dam.

Ethiopia has begun installing the first two turbines, which will generate 700 megawatts (MW) of electricity, in its 6000 MW hydroelectric plant on its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. The announcement was made by Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of Communication and Information Technology according to the state affiliated Radio Fana. The largest […]

Ghana Grid Company reports ‘stable’ power supply due to increase in hydro generation.

Ghana Grid Company  reports ‘stable’ power supply due to increase in hydro generation.

The marginal increase in generation from the hydro sources power sector may have contributed to the relative stability in power supply being enjoyed by some Ghanaians. Daily reports released by the power generator, the Ghana Grid Company Limited, GRIDCo, over the last three days (Friday August 5, 2016 to Sunday August 7, 2016), showed that the […]

Tanzania launch pre-feasibility study of a multipurpose hydropower project in Kikongo.

A grant of €2 million to help the government of Tanzania launch the pre-feasibility study of a 300MW multipurpose dam, irrigation and hydropower project in Kikongo has been approved by The African Water Facility (AWF). The study will cover the irrigation scheme, agro-business development, the dam and its reservoir and the associated hydropower plant and the high […]

Zimbabwe and Sino-Hydro ink Kunzvi-Musami Dam contract.

Zimbabwe and Sino-Hydro ink Kunzvi-Musami Dam contract.

Government of Zimbabwe and Sino-Hydro of China yesterday signed a $600 million agreement for the construction of Kunzvi-Musami Dam, while NetOne clinched a deal with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for it to overhaul its systems. Secretary for Water and Climate Mr Prince Mupazviriho signed the agreement with Sino-Hydro. The NetOne deal, which sources said was […]

World Bank pulls funding for DRC hydropower project.

World Bank pulls funding for DRC hydropower project.

The World Bank has suspended funding for the long-delayed Inga-3 hydroelectric project in Democratic Republic of Congo following disagreements over the “strategic direction” of the project, it said in a statement late on Monday. The $14bn Inga-3 project along the Congo River will expand on two existing Inga hydroelectric dams and is part of an […]

Nigerian Plateau signs MoU with firm for 32Mw hydro plant.

Nigerian Plateau signs MoU with firm for 32Mw hydro plant.

The Plateau State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with William Duncan Hydro Electricity Limited to construct a 32 megawatts hydropower plant in Kwol, Bassa local government council of the state. According to the state commissioner for water resources and energy, Mr. Jafaru Wuyep, the project when completed will boost and bring stability in […]

Niger demands 13% derivation from its hydro dams’ power generation.

Niger demands 13% derivation from its hydro dams’ power generation.

Besides its normal share from the national grid, Niger State government is demanding 13 percent derivation allocation of electricity generated from three electricity generating hydro dams – Shiroro, Jebba and Kainji – all located in the state. Niger State has no rival claiming to be the nation’s power state because Nigerians depend largely on electricity […]

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