Mozambique has been mentioned in a new report among 8 out of 18 High Impact Countries (HICs) with new coal-fired power plants that are under active development in 2021 notwithstanding that sources of finance for new plants is tightening as more countries announce their exits from coal. Read more.
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South African power utility company, Eskom, has experienced its fair share of financial challenges in recent years. In 2005, Eskom’s debt was R30 billion and in March last year, it had risen to R496 billion. Read more.
The Southern African region has commissioned additional power generation projects of 19,738 Megawatts (MW) in the past seven years, inching closer to the self-sustenance target. Read more.
Medupi Power Station is a dry-cooled coal-fired power station based in Lephalale in Limpopo which was initialised in 2007 and had an estimated cost of R32 billion, with the design changed later during the year, pushing the design up to an output of 4,764 MW. Read more.
Following South Africa being bombarded by rolling power outages in the last few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that there would be a 100-Megawatt cap for embedded power generation.
The department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the government was scaling up the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) potential as part of pursuing a diversified energy mix that moves away from fossil fuels. Read more.
Solar and wind energy are now the cheapest sources of new power generation in Africa and countries like Morocco and Kenya have made impressive progress, Anton Eberhard, from Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town has said. Read more.