Power Generation

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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Negotiating African power projects

The Mozambique Office of the African Development Bank (AfDB) recently hosted Mozambican participants who took part in the first Virtual Power Working Group Meeting on infrastructure, whose theme was on negotiating agreements on power projects in Africa.

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