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South Africa: Violence Erupts Over Electricity in Port Elizabeth

[GroundUp] Residents of informal settlement retaliate with stones after nearby homeowners cut illegal connections

Nigeria: EEDC Commences Free Meter Roll-Out

[This Day] The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has commenced mass meter roll-out to its customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The NMMP is an initiative of the federal government designed to ensure speedy deployment of meters to electricity customers, as a conscious way of closing the identified metering gap in the sector. In a statement, the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, assured that the meters would get to the customers free, as they will not be required to ma

Uganda: Counting Cost of Suspending Electricity Connection Policy

[Monitor] Electricity poles are molding somewhere in Isingiro, south west of Kampala. It had been hoped that there would be means to extend power to households.

Tanzania: Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission Develops Nuclear Technology Policy

[Daily News] THERE is a strong interest by Tanzania towards nuclear technology as seen by the country's efforts to raise the level of technical education.

Sierra Leone: India, Dubai Representative in Town to Invest in Energy

[Concord] A representative of top wealthy companies in the world operating in India and United Arab Emirates (UAE),has finally landed in Sierra Leone on Sunday , 24th January, after a three-year consideration with his partners.

Cameroon: Power Supply - Turkish Company Proposes Low-Cost Electricity

[Cameroon Tribune] Officials of the Turkish Power Company KARPOWERSHIP presented their offer to Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute in Yaounde on January 25, 2021.

Renergen appoints contractors for Virginia gas project's Phase 2 studies

Emerging helium and natural gas company Renergen has appointed three companies for the engineering studies for Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. The three companies are Saipem South Africa, EPCM Holdings and Sproule.

Liberia: MCC and the Government of Liberia Recognize Closeout of U.S.$257 Million Compact, Boosting Access to Power and Economic Growth

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) marked the successful closeout of the $257 million MCC Liberia Compact which aimed to address limited access to reliable and affordable electricity in the country and poor-quality road infrastructure. The compact funded the rehabilitation of Liberia's largest power source, the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, supported the creation of an independent energy sector regulator, developed a training program for technicia

Liberia: President Weah to Dedicate Transco Line of 246 Megawatt Soon

[New Dawn] President George Weah is expected to commission the Liberian line of the Transmission Company (TRANSCO) CLSG (Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) project next month which comes with initial 243 megawatt electricity from neighboring Ivory Coast.

Ghana: Use of Dirty Fuels Is Pervasive. What Can Be Done to Transition to Clean Energy

[The Conversation Africa] Many Ghanaian households are energy poor. Households that use biomass like wood, grass, animal dung and charcoal are considered energy poor while households that use clean energy like electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are non-energy poor.

South Africa: Light in the Darkness - How Schools Should Cut Their Electricity Costs

[The Conversation Africa] Despite financial constraints, high costs and the best efforts of principals, electricity usage in South Africa's schools remains largely unchecked, as schools focus on educational outcomes. The country's 23,471 public schools use an estimated 3.5 TWh of energy a year. This is about a quarter of Koeberg nuclear power station's production and it costs about R5 billion ($330 million).

Transitioning fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors critical for ‘clean, just energy ...

The chair of a new global commission established to offer governments guidance on making their energy transitions more “people-centred” says that the creation of green jobs and the transitioning of existing fossil-fuel labour forces into new sectors will be “key factors for a clean, just energy transition”. Danish Energy and Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen, who chairs the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) new global commission on people-centred clean energy transitions that is being led by Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, said on Tuesday that it was not enough to show that green industries were more job-intensive than the oil, gas or coal sectors.

Nigeria: TCN - DISCOs Used Short-Term Funds for Long-Term Investments

[This Day] Abuja -- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has maintained that part of the challenges in the electricity supply industry in the country was that power Distribution Companies (Discos) used short term funds for long-term investments in the power sector.

Mozambique: As the Resource Bubble Bursts, Where Will the Rents Come From?

[allAfrica] The "resource curse" occurs when global mining and gas companies share the surplus from resource extraction with a small local elite, and little reaches ordinary people. Economists refer to this as "rent" - income derived from ownership or control over a limited asset or resource. Such income is attained without any expenditure or effort on behalf of the resource holder.

Mozambique: Brazil's Vale Takes First Step to Divest Coal Assets

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Vale is pulling out of Tete as part of its climate emergency commitment to end coal production. Several announcements last week set out a complex planned withdrawal.

Death of diesel looms as carmakers accelerate to electric future

The world's biggest diesel engine factory in Tremery, eastern France, is undergoing a radical overhaul - it's switching to make electric motors. From less than 10% of output in 2020, electric motor production at Tremery will double to around 180 000 in 2021, and is planned to reach 900 000 a year - or more than half the plant's peak pre-pandemic output - by 2025.

South Africa: Hungry for Business, Restaurant Industry Faces More Red Tape

[Daily Maverick] Amid an intensified lockdown - under which the sale of alcohol is banned - a stalling economy and Eskom load shedding, South Africa's hospitality industry is already financially distressed. Now the government has introduced new worker remuneration regulations for the sector.

Tanzania: Gas Installations Set to Ease Fuel Costs

[Daily News] Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) will this financial year construct five natural gas stations in Dar es Salaam to serve the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) buses, a plan that is expected to cut fuel cost by 45 per cent and reduce fares.

Mozambique: Traffic Lights Working Again in Nampula

[AIM] Maputo -- Traffic lights are working again in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, after three weeks in which they were completely dead because Nampula Municipal Council refused to pay for the electricity they use, according to a report by the independent television station, STV.

After pandemic, oil firms even less willing to cover $3.9bn cost of South Africa's clean fuel plan

After being hit by the pandemic, oil companies in South Africa are unlikely to upgrade refineries to cut sulphur emissions unless the government allows them to pass the costs on to consumers or offers other support, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says. New rules requiring oil refineries in South Africa to cut diesel sulphur levels to 10 parts per million (ppm) had been due to come into effect in 2017 but have been postponed indefinitely due to a disagreement between the government and SAPIA, which represents oil majors, over who will cover the cost.

Namibia: Nampower Lights Up Innovation Potential With S/4hana Go-Live

[CIO] In the increasingly competitive energy sector, operational efficiency and better utilisation of resources are keys to growth. For one of Southern Africa's leading energy utilities, a move to a next-generation business suite has creates the opportunity to unlock new capacity for innovation and improved productivity, which will drive the organisation's performance.

Nigeria: Kwarans Protest 100% Hike in Electricity Bills

[Leadership] The residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital are worried over the arbitrary increment in the electricity bill.

Africa: Nwanze - We're Committed to Meeting Africa's Energy Demand

[This Day] The Chief Finance Officer, TNOG Oil & Gas Limited, a subsidiary of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Sam Nwanze, in this interview on 'Arise Xchange,' a programme monitored on AriseTV, sheds more light on his organisation's recent $1.1 billion investment in the acquisition of the strategic OML 17 from Shell, ENI and Total and the economic benefits of the deal. Excerpts:

Nigeria: Asharami Energy Appoints Menkiti As COO to Drive Enhanced Production Target

[This Day] Asharami Energy, a Sahara Group Upstream Company, has appointed Henry Menkiti as its Chief Operating Officer to boost ongoing expansion projects aimed at delivering the company's ambitious production target over the next few years. Henry's appointment took effect on the 8th December 2020.

Africa: Nigeria Will Maintain Position As Regional Leader in Oil, Gas Industry - President

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that Nigeria will strengthen its position as regional leader in the oil and gas industry, even as he said that his administration will spare no effort in ensuring maximum benefit from the nation's huge natural resources.

Morocco: Irena Assembly - Morocco Highlights Actions Taken to Develop Green Hydrogen

[MAP] Abu Dhabi -- Minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, highlighted on Wednesday the measures undertaken by Morocco for the development of the green hydrogen sector.

Nigeria: Kyari - U.S.$10 Billion Infrastructural Investment Ongoing in Energy Sector

[This Day] The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has said that there is at least $10 billion worth of investments currently ongoing in the energy sector in a bid to delist Nigeria from one of the most energy impoverished nations in the world.

Oxygen supply hampered by logistical issues, but there are adequate reserves, say suppliers

Industrial gases company Afrox has confirmed that it has adequate reserves of liquid oxygen in storage across South Africa and that it has supplied oxygen as required by public and private hospitals in all provinces at substantially higher than normal demand levels. In response to questions from Engineering News, Afrox corporate and marketing communications manager Nolundi Rawana explained that, in understanding medical oxygen supply, the supply chain of converting the oxygen contained in the atmosphere into a pure liquid state and transport it through various logistical means and delivery systems back into a gas and into the lungs of a patient, must be considered.

UN seeks $254m to respond to escalating humanitarian crisis in gas-rich Cabo Delgado

The United Nations is warning that the humanitarian crisis in the gas-rich Cabo Delgado province, of northern Mozambique, has escalated dramatically over the past 12 months with more than 500 000 people having been displaced as a result a religiously inspired conflict. The UN launched an appeal on December 18, following a multi-agency mission to the territory, in a bid to raise $254-million for a 2021 humanitarian response plan.

Kenya: Kenya Power Targets 55000 SME Customers With Smart Meters

[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Kenya Power has rolled out a smart metering project that will benefit 55,000 customers in the Small and Medium Enterprise sector across the country.

Uganda: Power Applications Drop Due to Freeze On Free Connections

[Monitor] The number of people applying for electricity has dropped massively from 1,000 daily to an average of 127 after drastic increase in connection fees.

Nigeria: The Case for Renewable Energy

[This Day] Renewable energy should be given adequate attention

South Africa: A Respite From Load Shedding - but Don't Put Away the Candles

[Daily Maverick] Despite Eskom's suspension of load shedding on Monday night, the power utility's three-month outlook for demand and generation capacity indicates a high likelihood of continued load shedding until mid-April.

Nigeria: Buhari to Inaugurate Oil & Gas Centre Jan 21

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari will on January 21 inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) Lagos to boost operations in the nation's petroleum sector.

Renergen hoping to highlight importance of diesel dual fuel with new truck

Emerging natural gas and helium producer Renergen has replaced its old transport truck with a new one, equipped with the diesel dual fuel (DDF) kit and tank from the former truck, in a bid to prove the equipment will “outlast the truck”. While the truck itself is not linked to the company’s recently announced cold-chain storage solution, the company uses the truck to transport gas to its customers.

Nigeria: Buhari to Inaugurate National Oil, Gas Centre Thursday

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday virtually inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) Lagos, as part of effort to boost the operations of the Nigeria oil and gas sector.