Julius Nyerere Hydroelectric Power Plant

The Impact of Tanzania’s Mega Projects on Regional Electricity Gap

Tanzania’s mega projects are increasingly vital in bridging the regional electricity gap in East Africa. These initiatives play a key role in enhancing energy access and reliability across the region.  The multifaceted impacts of Tanzania’s mega projects extend beyond borders, influencing the energy landscape of neighboring countries. These projects are pivotal in driving economic development…

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Kenya Plans to build Africa’s Biggest Wind Farm to Boost Renewable Energy

Kenya Electricity Generating Co. (KenGen), the East African nation’s main power producer, plans to build a 1,000 megawatt (MW) wind farm, which would be the continent’s biggest such facility. The project is part of Kenya’s ambitious goal to increase its renewable energy capacity to 100% by 2030. Currently, about 92% of Kenya’s generating capacity comes…

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Kenya set to harness it’s Renewable energy To Attract Greener Data Centers after President’s trip to USA

Kenya has an installed electricity generation capacity of 3,321 MW. Peak demand is about 2,200MW. It has a low overnight off-peak demand of 1,100 MW that Kenya Power, the power utility company, wants to exploit initially to power Kenya’s transition to electric mobility. Renewables make up most of the generation capacity in Kenya and provide…

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Africa Sunshot initiative by Husk Power systems introduced at Africa Climate Summit

Husk Power Systems has made a significant commitment to accelerate climate-resilient economic growth in rural Sub-Saharan Africa through its “Africa Sunshot” initiative. The goal is to have 2,500 net-zero mini-grids operating in off-grid and weak-grid communities in the region within 5 years, with Husk aiming to mobilize $500 million in equity and debt for this…

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COP28 President Designate, Al Jaber announces a $4.5 billion to unlock Africa’s clean energy.

COP28 President-designate Sultan Al Jaber has announced a UAE finance initiative that will provide $4.5 billion (Sh656,100,000,000) to unlock Africa’s clean energy. Speaking during the African Climate Summit, he said the investment initiative will aid in unlocking Africa’s clean energy potential. Al Jaber said the initiative is designed to work with Africa, for Africa. “The…

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BMI report shows Kenya and South Africa leads in Renewable energy growth in Africa

South Africa and Kenya are at the forefront of non-hydropower renewable energy expansion in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, while Zambia shows potential as a key market to watch due to its focus on solar power development. According to BMI’s report, South Africa’s renewable energy sector continues to lead the region, with projections indicating that it…

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