Adesina Expands AfDB’s Ambitions for Energy, Infrastructure, and Beyond

Akinwumi Adesina, the charismatic leader at the helm of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is a force of nature shaping Africa’s destiny. He is redefining the continent’s development trajectory with bold vision and unwavering determination. Adesina’s audacious plan transcends traditional models, focusing on unlocking Africa’s boundless potential and addressing the foundations of sustainable development. This…

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China Reinvests in Africa to Secure Vital Energy Minerals

China really wants Africa’s minerals, which affects energy worldwide and Africa’s growth. Their big investments and contracts show they want to control energy supplies, which shows how deeply they’re involved in Africa and how they often take resources. China’s renewed focus on Africa’s mineral resources is driven by the insatiable demand for critical minerals like…

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KenGen’s Initiative to Elevate Masinga Dam for Improved Water Management

Kenya’s Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) has ignited discussions with its plan, backed by the government, to raise the spillway of Masinga Dam by 1.5 meters.  The ambitious project treads a fine line between addressing the immediate threat of overflowing dams due to heavy rainfall and bolstering the country’s long-term hydropower generation capacity. Masinga Dam, the…

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KenGen grants contract to enhance the oldest geothermal power plant in Olkaria.

Kenya’s electricity leader, KenGen, has taken a significant stride towards its clean energy future. They secured a multibillion-shilling contract to rehabilitate Olkaria I, the country’s oldest geothermal power plant. The project breathes new life into a symbol of Kenya’s pioneering spirit of renewable energy. The upgrade aims to increase Olkaria I’s power generation capacity from…

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COP28; African Nations Embrace Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Consortium to Transform Energy Landscape

A wave of African countries has enthusiastically embraced the groundbreaking Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Consortium, a multistakeholder partnership initiative launched during COP28. This initiative aims to revolutionize Africa’s energy landscape by fostering collaboration and innovation in the development of advanced energy storage solutions. Joining the BESS Consortium represents a significant commitment from these nations…

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Daystar Power Partners with Nigerian Breweries for Landmark Solar and Battery Storage Project

In a significant step towards sustainable energy adoption, Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions in Africa, has partnered with Nigerian Breweries to install and operate a 4.2MWp solar plant and 2MWh battery storage system at the brewery’s Lagos facility. This project marks one of the largest solar and battery storage installations…

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Eskom Ushers in a New Era of Power with Africa’s First Large-Scale Battery Energy Storage System

Eskom, South Africa’s national electricity utility, has unveiled a groundbreaking Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project, marking a pivotal moment in the country’s energy landscape. The Hex BESS, situated in Worcester, Western Cape, stands as the largest BESS project in Africa, showcasing Eskom’s commitment to embracing innovative solutions to address South Africa’s long-standing electricity challenges….

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