South Africa and Germany partner to advance Green Hydrogen projects in Africa

Germany and South Africa have agreed to collaborate on green hydrogen initiatives as part of Europe’s efforts to leverage Africa’s vast renewable resources in achieving their net zero goals by 2050. The partnership entails Germany supporting the development of markets, facilitating imports, and connecting producers with technology partners in South Africa. The objective is to…

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Globeleq starts work on its first geothermal power plant in Menengai

Source; Sourcehttps://www.afrik21.africa/en/kenya-globeleq-starts-work-on-its-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-menengai/ The exploitation of geothermal resources at the Menengai site is well under way. The British Independent Power Producer (IPP) has just laid the foundation stone for its geothermal power station in the Rift Valley, in Nakuru County, western Kenya. The ceremony was attended by Kenyan Vice-President Rigathi Gachagua and the British High Commissioner…

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Schneider Electric Kenya set to move its manufacturing operations to leading manufacturer ACTOM

  Schneider Electric Kenya Limited and ACTOM Kenya Ltd. have joined forces in a groundbreaking agreement that confirms ACTOM’s intent to take over the production of Schneider Electric’s BlokSeT type tested switchboards. The agreement will see Schneider Electric Kenya transfer its manufacturing operations, assets, and people who currently operate the manufacturing and assembly plant, to…

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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Solution Lights Up Streets in Nigeria

Solar energy solutions provider, Africa Go Solar, AGS, is bringing a pay-as-you-go solar solution aimed at lighting up the streets of Nigeria. AGS says the solution will provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable lighting to communities to solve Nigeria’s electricity challenges and meet the people’s demand. At a launch at the Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate, Ajah…

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South Africa’s Power Crisis Will Continue Until 2025 – and Blackouts Will Take 5 Years to Phase Out

Sourced from The Conversation South Africa is in the middle of a severe electricity crisis, with enforced power cuts that have worsened every year. Electricity is sometimes unavailable for 10 hours a day. The shortfall is the consequence of frequent breakdowns at its ageing coal power plants, which constitute 74% of the country’s generating capacity. In theory,…

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Kenya to construct a 35-megawatt (MW) Geothermal Power Plant

The government broke ground on the construction of a 35-megawatt (MW) Menengai Geothermal Power Plant in Nakuru County as it seeks to grow clean energy sources. The project was officially opened by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua today. President William Ruto’s administration is betting on geothermal power sources to transition the country to a 100 percent transition…

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KENYA POWER PILOTS SPECIAL UTILITY (SMART) POLES IN REVENUE DIVERSIFICATION

Kenya Power has commenced a pilot project to install special utility poles (Smart Poles) that will support the provision of high-speed internet connectivity as part of its revenue diversification strategy. Kenya Power’s Managing Director & CEO, Dr. (Eng.) Joseph Siror said, “The Smart Poles will provide an alternative way to deploy the last mile data…

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