Power Generation

South African electricity market: Adaptive power generation models will become essential

map 1025845 1920Alternative sustainable power sources create new growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan

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Aggreko brings solar-diesel hybrid power to Africa

aggreko solarAfrica is home to 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies, yet more than 600 million Africans still have no access to electricity. Africa’s power problem is not just about keeping the lights on, however, but also about improving affordability and reliability of power sources to help a range of areas, not least healthcare and education, manufacturing and industry

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GE signs multiyear agreement to upgrade gas turbines at Songas’ Ubungo power plant in Tanzania

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180-Megawatt Ubungo facility currently provides up to 25 per cent of the power in Tanzania 

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Botswana looks to gas-to-power for energy security and diversification

Gaborone Botswana panoramio 2Botswana's gas reserves, extracted from coal beds, could play an important role in the southern African country's energy security


This is according to Anthony Gilby, CEO and managing director of Tlou Energy, when he addressed the Africa Independents Forum in London this week. He said that Botswana has a "very attractive power market", and that the country's coal bed methane (CBM) reserves could also be used to help South African residents, industries and businesses access electricity.

Botswana has independently certified gas reserves in place and Gilby believes that the first gas-to-power plant could be online "potentially by 2019". He said he expects drilling to commence in the second half of 2018. Power grid infrastructure already in place in Botswana is "world class", he said.

"This will replace expensive power, including imports and diesel generation," said Gilby. Tlou Energy has 100 per cent ownership of Lasedi, an 8,300km² licence area in which drilling for CBM at depths between 400m and 1,000m has taken place. Fracking is not required to release the gas, according to Gilby.

He added that as well as the impressive CBM reserves, Botswana is a "good, stable democracy with low levels of corruption".

"[Extracting CBM for gas-to-power] will help diversify the economy away from diamonds," he said. "It is a reliable source of clean energy."  

As well as having full ownership of the licence area, Tlou retains the right to hold up to 50 per cent in power generation assets. 

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Efacec set to construct power substations in Rwanda

4236562722 86bc25f957 zEfacec Power Solutions (EPS), a Portugese firm, has won the deal to build three power substations in the rural areas of Rwanda, such as Mamba Sector, Gisagara district, Rwabusoro in Nyanza district and Rilima in Bugesera district

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