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Work on Nairobi – Mombasa electricity transmission line to end in August 2015

By on February 17, 2015 in Transmission with 0 Comments
Work on Nairobi – Mombasa electricity transmission line to end in August 2015

The Mombasa-Nairobi electricity transmission line is set for completion by end of August, significantly raising the State’s capacity to transmit power from various producers at the Coast to the national grid. Officials of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) said work had resumed on the line after they resolved the wayleave stand-off with community leaders. […]

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Tanzania to link power grid to Kenya and Zambia

By on October 30, 2014 in Power, Transmission with 0 Comments
Tanzania to link power grid to Kenya and Zambia

Tanzania will complete a $455m power transmission line next year linking its power grid to Kenya and Zambia, part of plans to export electricity powered by its gas and coal reserves to neighbours, reports Reuters Africa. Tanzania, which has found commercial quantities of gas offshore and sits on big coal deposits, aims to double its […]

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Nigeria close to putting transmission assets up for sale

By on September 17, 2014 in Power, Transmission with 0 Comments
Nigeria close to putting transmission assets up for sale

Nigeria has hinted that it will consider selling off its national electricity transmission company as the state-run entity struggles to supply sufficient power to the country, Power Minister Chinedu Nebo told Bloomberg. Mr Nebo said he had already received interest from investors totaling US$20 billion for the assets of the only remaining government-controlled part of […]

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Rwanda secures electricity loan

By on February 24, 2014 in Distribution, Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

Rwanda and the African Development Bank have signed a US$ 40-million dollar agreement to fund the building of a 119km transmission line from Rusumo Power Plant to Birembo substation in Kinyinya, Gasabo, via the new Bugesera International Airport sub-station.The concessional loan will support Rwanda’s electricity access programme from 17% of households to 70% by 2018. […]

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Tanzania to start gas related power exports in 2015

By on August 28, 2013 in Natural Gas, Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

Tanzania, which has made big natural gas discoveries, plans to start power exports to its energy-starved east African neighbours in 2015 after the completion of a gas pipeline. East Africa’s second-biggest economy said the pipeline, funded by a US$1.2 billion Chinese loan, would be completed by December 2014 enabling the country to double its power generation capacity […]

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Rwanda, Burundi power project gets financial boost

By on May 20, 2013 in Generation, Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

East African Power Pool to get a boost.The construction of power interconnection between Rwanda and Burundi could soon begin after the two countries acquired a major financial boost from the European Union.The two are planning a transmission line that will cover 62 kilometres in Rwanda and 81 kilometres into Burundi, in three years’ time. The Rwanda–Burundi […]

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Rwanda: World Bank Boosts Energy Programme With U.S. $60 Million

The World Bank recently signed a financing agreement with Rwanda, which will see the global bank boosting the country’s energy rollout programme with $60 million (approx Rwf38bn). The money is an additional financing loan agreement under the International Development Association (IDA) and will go to the Electricity Access Roll-out Programme (EARP). The 30-year loan agreement […]

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Kenya and Spain sign a deal for Nairobi’s power Infrastructure upgrade

By on April 22, 2013 in Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a multi-billion power transmission project with a Spanish construction company, Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion, to build the 220 kilovolt (kV) ring around Nairobi, the country’s metropolitan area.The substation project will be financed by Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the Kenyan government. It will offer a future […]

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Kenya may forcibly acquire land for power lines

By on March 25, 2013 in Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) says it may have to forcefully acquire land where it needs to put up infrastructure to transmit electricity.CEO Joel Kiilu says his company will spend more than US 17-million dollars to compensate those affected by its Mombasa-Nairobi and Rabai-Lamu lines.Kenya is developing a regional power grid system which it […]

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Construction of a 1,000Km power line between Ethiopia and Kenya to commence soon.

By on July 13, 2012 in Power, Transmission with 0 Comments

The World Bank has approved funding for a 1,000km high voltage transmission power line between Ethiopia and Kenya. According to Reuters the power line is part of a bigger US$1.3 billion funding programme that will create a power pool linking countries within East Africa and transmit 300MW of power from Ethiopia to Kenya. Ethiopia has surplus power […]

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