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  • Rwanda attains $266m loan to improve electricity supply
    Rwanda attains $266m loan to improve electricity supply 10/2/2018

    The African Development Bank has approved a loan of $266 million to support Rwanda’s efforts in improving the east African country's electricity supply reliability.

  • East Africa: 20 years in the making
    East Africa: 20 years in the making 8/6/2018

    The future of energy in East Africa: 20 years in the making

    The energy industry is changing – the role of the utilities is evolving as IPPs become more prevalent, self-generation and off-grid solutions impinge on an industry that was once highly regulated.

  • The Big Question | geothermal training
    The Big Question | geothermal training 8/6/2018

    The Rift Valley in East Africa is recorded to have about 15,000MW of potential geothermal capacity. With Kenya at the leading edge – set to increase generation from 672MW to 5,000MW by 2030 – neighbouring Djibouti, Ethiopia and Tanzania have indicated ambitions to extend their geothermal energy profiles.

  • Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects
    Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects 8/6/2018

    Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, Ruth Krugercoupled with the economics of post colonialism, writes Ruth Krüger, an independent researcher at the Universities of St Andrews and Lund (UK and Sweden) and a sustainability scientist with a particular focus on energy justice.

  • EPC contracted for Kenya’s second largest wind farm
    EPC contracted for Kenya’s second largest wind farm 8/6/2018

    Kenya’s second largest wind farm, the Kipeto Wind Power Project, has secured a 22-month EPC contract. The project will contribute an additional 100MW of clean power once completed.  

  • Kenya: Parliament dismantle penalty for solar water heating systems
    Kenya: Parliament dismantle penalty for solar water heating systems 8/6/2018

    The Parliament of Kenya has annulled the law imposing a Sh1 million ($9,970) fine or one-year jail term for property developers and home owners who fail to install solar water heating systems in their buildings.

  • The state of power meets Future Energy East Africa
    The state of power meets Future Energy East Africa 8/3/2018

    Future Energy East Africa is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and presence in the region’s energy space.

    To mark this significant milestone, Eddy Njoroge, former CEO of KenGen, Kenya, takes us down a historical path to provide an understanding of key sector developments that ultimately led to the current status quo in Kenya.

  • Harnessing the power of each kilowatt hour
    Harnessing the power of each kilowatt hour 8/3/2018

    The kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of trade for energy distribution utilities, which holds a hidden resource. Let’s examine why utilities should focus more on the kWh to increase revenue and manage loads.

  • Kenya to commence drilling wells for Baringo-Silali geothermal project
    Kenya to commence drilling wells for Baringo-Silali geothermal project 8/1/2018

    Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is set to commence with the operation of drilling wells in search of steam power for the Baringo-Silali geothermal power project in Baringo County.

  • Uganda: SME’s to benefit from $20m African Development Bank loan
    Uganda: SME’s to benefit from $20m African Development Bank loan 7/30/2018

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $20 million loan to the Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL), comprising of a 10-year $15 million Sovereign Guaranteed Line of Credit for on-lending to projects in various sectors and a $5 million Non-Sovereign Line of Credit to support a financing programme for SMEs.

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