Power Generation

Understanding energy economics

In Johannesburg in mid-July 2010 as part of a whistle-stop world lecture tour, Dr Carol Dahl, Professor of Mineral and Energy Economics at the Colorado School of Mines in the USA, conducted a two-day workshop on Energy Economics at the Glen Hove Conference Centre.

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Uganda - Bujagali dam to increase power generation

The government says the ongoing construction of the 250 megawatt Bujagali hydro power project will have it's turbine commissioned in October 2011, increasing installed generation capacity from the current 550 megawatts to about 880 megawatts of electricity in 2012 when the dam is fully completed.

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Zambia's rural electrification in top gear

Zambia has launched a K6 trillion Rural Electrification Master Plan (REMP) scheduled to run up to 2030 aimed at stimulating rural industries and combating poverty.

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The power to change

Things are looking up for Badamasi Maiwalda, 32, an iron bender in Kano, northern Nigeria. Until now Badamasi’s iron bending workshop has struggled to operate due to the worn out and damaged state of the Nigerian power sector’s generation and distribution capacity.

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Serious about the power business

The recently completed Africa Carbon Forum in Nairobi had significantly more participants than expected.

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