Kenya Power to Upgrade 7.4 Million Prepaid Meters

For Kenyans, reliable and affordable electricity is a cornerstone of daily life, powering homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure. Recognizing this, Kenya Power has embarked on an ambitious campaign dubbed “Update Token Meter Yako” (Swahili for “Update Your Token Meter”). This mammoth undertaking aims to secure the nation’s energy future, one meter at a time. The…

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Sh434m Initiative Brings Electricity to Murang’a’s Rural Communities

Over 6,000 people in Murang’a are about to get electricity from a big project by the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC).  The corporation is currently executing 87 projects at different stages, with a total cost of Sh434 million.  The high cost of grid connection and the absence of necessary infrastructure have been the…

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Schneider Electric Franco – Kenyan Centre of Excellence launched at PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute in Kenya

A collaborative effort between Schneider Electric Limited Kenya,The State Department for TVET, The French Ministry, and the National Education has seen the launch of a center of excellence equipped with electrical and automation systems to provide hands-on experience to students at PC Kinyanjui Training Institute in Nairobi. The newly launched center of excellence is Equipped…

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Can Eskom’s Pricing Overhaul Spark South Africa’s Energy Transition?

Eskom, the state-owned power utility struggling to keep the lights on, has pushed back against newly approved pricing rules.  The move, seen as a high-voltage warning, raises concerns that the recent pricing overhaul could become a ticking time bomb for the country’s already strained energy security. Eskom’s primary concern is the removal of the Regulatory…

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A closer look of the Kenya-Zambia-Tanzania High-Voltage Interconnector Project

A major milestone is on the horizon for Africa’s energy landscape with the construction of a high-voltage power line linking Kenya to Zambia through Tanzania.  The transformative Kenya-Zambia Interconnector Project is scheduled for completion in November 2025. The project falls under the umbrella of the Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) initiative. The interconnector will be…

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Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa

⦁ ‘25 Years Young’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation ⦁ A global call for contributions will award impactful and innovative youth projects Paris, April 22nd, 2024 – To mark the 25th anniversary of its foundation, Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching a global campaign…

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Nigeria Set to Nearly Triple Energy Costs While Maintaining Subsidies for the Poor

Nigeria has decided to nearly triple energy prices but will keep subsidies for low-income people. This change is significant for Nigeria’s development and economy. It aims to attract investments, improve energy infrastructure, and boost economic growth while ensuring that energy remains affordable for those who need it most.  This decision shows Nigeria’s effort to address…

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