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Actis attracts new investors into Uganda

Shares in Uganda's largest electricity distributor Umeme have been sold by Actis to more than 20 new and existing blue-chip institutional investors

GE, Endeavor Energy and Finagestion team up to boost Ghana's power supply

The Ghana 1000 Consortium project will create one of the largest single power parks in sub-Saharan Africa

SkyPower Global and FAS Energy to build 3,000 MW of solar power in Nigeria

SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between SkyPower Global and FAS Energy, signs agreements with both the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Delta State Government for the development, construction and operation of 3,000 MW of solar PV projects.

Restructure gives Copperbelt Energy Corporation a major cash boost

Standard Bank is the sole advisor and bookrunner to Copperbelt Energy Corporation in raising $70 million in funding via Zambian rights offer

Challenges ahead for South Africa's coal industry

The Coal Open Day held in Johannesburg attracted a wide range experts who discussed a variety of issues affecting the sector and hurdles that need to be overcome

IWC is among the industry heavyweights at Power-Gen Africa 2014

Cooling solutions provider IWC, which is currently working on a major contract for Eskom, is taking part in a major energy event taking part in Cape Town later this month

Eskom wins Innovation in Power Generation Award

South Africa's electricity provider has scooped a top honour for innovation which recognises projects that have demonstrated excellence in a range of disciplines for power plant builds

Africa moves to increase power infrastructure

The continent's plans to address power challenges and meet future demands came under the spotlight at a major event in Texas, USA

Kagem Mine invests US$1m in community projects

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) continues to be a mainstay of Zambia's largest emerald producer's strategy as it aims to boost education, health and the environment in the country

Students rush to sign up for Schneider Electric's Go Green Challenge

Students from Engineering and Business Schools, Master's and MBA Programmes in Africa have until February 15, 2014 to sign up for the Go Green challenge

South Africa's electricity demand curve is hot topic for CSP

The third Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference & Expo will be held in Cape Town on April 8-9, 2014 and will look at ways of optimising thermal storage

Transcorp and GE partner to improve Nigeria's power generation

Agreements are being made that will dramatically increase capacity at Nigeria's Ughelli power plant during 2014

Emerging economies drive energy demand says BP

BP Energy Outlook 2035 shows global energy demand growth is slowing, despite increases driven by emerging economies

Kenya Power to invest US$600 million in power network

The CEO of Kenya Power has announced it is strengthening its electricity distribution network with a multi-million dollar cash injection

Agricultural innovation sows seeds of hope

Boss of a leading South African power electronics business says combining renewable energy with off-grid applications systems would help to empower the rural economy

Key players in SA power sector call for changes

Power sector leaders took part in a roundtable debate to discuss the many issues affecting the industry in advance of the 2014 POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa 14 conference and exhibition

Sustainable energy plan for remote African islands

Schneider Electric partners with DONG Energy for a more sustainable energy supply of remote islands in Africa

A DHL report reveals energy finds in Africa highlight shifts in sector

Africa is the region with highest increase in oil consumption globally a total of five percent in 2012 versus only a one per cent increase globally

POWER-GEN Africa's big plans for 2014 conferences

With more than 2,100 attending last year's inaugural POWER-GEN Africa 2012, organisers expect 2014 to be a big one for energy conferencing in Africa

Imagining a future without electricity shortages

A new film produced by the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership depicts a vision for South Africa where electricity is cheap and plentiful

Actis to invest $220m in Cameroonian electricity assets

A leading energy investor, which supplies 10 million customers with electricity every day, is to acquire three major power assets in Cameroon

Clarke Energy announces two acquisitions

Engine service provider Clarke Energy has bolstered its business in the continent with two strategic acquisitions aimed at makings its services ever more efficient

Solarcentury Africa wins contract for biggest rooftop installation

A leading solar company is to install 574 kWp solar system for largest South African property company as part of a multi-MW programme

Africa Oilfield Logistics secures stake in training provider ERG

In a further bid to strengthen its muscles in providing support services to the oil and gas industries, a leading logistics company has acquired a stake in a leading training provider to the industry

Africa Oilfield Logistics secures stake in training provider ERG

In a further bid to strengthen its muscles in providing support services to the oil and gas industries, a leading logistics company has acquired a stake in a leading training provider to the industry

Joint finance deal for Triumph Kenya

Standard Bank's Kenya operation and Industrial Commercial Bank of China conclude US$108m debt facility for Triumph Heavy Fuel Oil Plant

Oando secures $815 million loan to buy ConocoPhillips Nigerian assets

A major buyout deal between a world leading exploration and development company and Nigeria's leading player in the oil and gas industry has moved a step closer to completion

Standard Bank in US$150m deal to build wind power project in Kenya

A new wind power plant will be the largest in sub-Saharan Africa to date and will provide electricity to 150,000 Kenyan homes

Gas master plan could catapult Mozambique to regional powerhouse

Standard Bank's head of oil and gas, Simon Ashby-Rudd says a master plan needs to be drawn up if the benefits of Mozambique's gas finds are to fully benefit the economy

Africa Oilfield Logistics Ltd announces contract signing

Africa Oilfield Logistics Ltd is positioning itself to take advantage of Kenyan boom in hydrocarbon development with latest contract between subsidiary and global geosciences and engineering solutions firm

Continental Coal Ltd steps up production at Penumbra

A leading coal mining company has made a number of operational improvements which have resulted in a health rise on its production rates

Steloy Casting in furnace replacement project for Natref Refinery

A team of specialist contractors joined forces to replace two furnaces at a South African oil refinery jointly owned by Sasol and Total

SA agri-businesses cut costs with SolarWorld's power solutions

A leading solar power firm has won a string of contracts from some of South Africa's premier agricultural firms

Power solutions firm wins environment rating

AEG Inverter Cabins have been awarded IP45 Rating for their outstanding resistance to harsh environment

Africa Oilfield Logistics acquires stake in Ardan

A leading oil and gas sector investment company has wetted the baby's head with a US$4 million investment in a rapidly expanding cash generative oilfields and logistics business

Continental Coal slashes costs to pave way for successful future

A cost reduction plan and board reshuffle are already reaping rewards for a leading thermal coal mining company which is looking to grow its exports business in the next financial year

Solar power project is Rwanda's biggest to date

The Rwanda Goverment has joined forces with Dutch firm GigaWatt Global Rwanda Ltd to develop its biggest-ever solar power generating plant

BP confirms R105 million for youth programme

One of the world's leading international oil and gas companies has pledged a multi-million rand dontation to help nurture South Africa's talented youth

Solarworld powers Timberlea Farming Trust

A major fruit and juice producer with farms across the Western Cape has installed solar panels to reduced its energy costs and improve its sustainability

Got a green strategy yet? Top pitfalls to avoid

Putting together a solid green strategy in place could result in a quicker return on the initial investment than many companies realise

President Obama pledges $7 billion to power Africa

The American President revealed his country is to help finance a new initiative called Power Africa which will bring electricity to more homes throughout sub-Saharan Africa

SolarWorld Africa powers hospital

A leading manufacturer of solar power systems says one of its latest contracts is proof that the public sector is switching on to alternative sources of energy

Denham Capital forms Endeavour Energy

A leading global private equity company has set up a new company to focus on thermal and hydroelectric power projects in Africa

Biogas first in Kenya for Clarke Energy and Tropical Power

A major deal has been clinched between a leading UK-based engine service provider and a Kenyan developer of biogas and solar plants

Tanzania sets date for gas and oil bids

The Tanzanian Government has released a date for licence bids for its natural gas and oil reserves in the hope of still winning export business from the US

The importance of a UPS for the SoHo and SME market

Making the right choice of power backup for Small Office Home Office and Small Medium Enterprises can prevent a major headache and save costs

POWER-GEN is switched on by organisers

A call for papers has been issued for sub-Saharan Africa's premier power conference and expo scheduled to be held next year

BP to invest more than R5 billion in South Africa

BP Group's Chief Executive Iain Conn has revealed sweeping plans to upgrade the company's operations in South Africa and Mozambique

IMIL and Clarke Energy power the fight against Malaria

A new syringe and medical supplies manufacturing plant is the result of a joint effort between major engine service provider based in the UK and a Nigerian medical equipment maker

Moving on from Marikana

Disputes and red tape have long plagued South Africa's mining industry and consequently rocked investor's confidence in the sector but have also prompted a major shake-up

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