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South Africa's Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms begins operation

South Africa’s Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms begin operation

South Africa's Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farms have started their 20-year commercial operations, the firm spearheading the projects Lekela Power has announced. Lekela Power said that the 280MW wind farms will help power 240,000 households...
South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa's energy mix will be over 10% cheaper than power generation from new coal and nuclear plants, a new study has found. The survey conducted by the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies at the...
UN Habitat backs green housing in east Africa

UN Habitat backs green housing in East Africa

The United Nations agency on human settlements has pledged to support green housing in east Africa to promote energy efficiency, news agency Xinhua has reported. UN Habitat announced recently that it was helping east African...
Morocco is most attractive market in Africa-Study

Morocco is most attractive market in Africa-Study

Morocco has emerged as the most attractive market in Africa thanks to its political stability and consistent economic development, a new study has revealed. The survey conducted by French Intermat Construction Observatory noted that Morocco...
GE cuts 12,000 jobs to adapt to shifting energy market

GE cuts 12,000 jobs to adapt to shifting energy market

American multinational conglomerate General Electric plans to cut 12,000 jobs in its struggling global power equipment business to respond to shifting energy market, Russell Stokes, head of GE Power has said. The firm says the...
Dangote takes cement sales online

Dangote takes cement sales online

Africa's leading cement producer Dangote Cement has partnered with e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to sell its cement to customers online. The move, the company says is designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in...
LAPSSET mulls Sh350m desalination plant in Lamu

Lapsset mulls Sh350m desalination plant in Lamu

The LAPSSET Authority  plans to construct a Sh 350 million desalination plant in Lamu by next year to enhance water supply in the county, Director General Sylvester Kasuku has said. Construction of the desalination plant...
Kenyan university launches100KW solar power plant

Kenyan university launches100KW solar power plant

A Kenyan university has launched the first phase of its Sh1.7 billion solar power plant allowing  the institution to generate its own electricity and offload excess power onto the national grid. Kenyatta University says it...
Africa unable to benefit from shipping boom over poor infrastructure

Africa unable to benefit from shipping boom over poor infrastructure

While currently there is a global shipping boom Sub-Saharan Africa has not been able to take advantage of the positive move, Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama said on Tuesday. Speaking at the inaugural two-day Terminal Operators...
Kenya targets to construct first nuclear power plant by 2027

Kenya targets to construct first nuclear power plant by 2027

Kenya hopes to construct its first nuclear power plant by 2027, Nuclear Energy Board Chief Executive Collins Juma has said. A special unit will be formed to source for funds for the project that is...
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