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Bujagli sale falls through
Norway’s SN Power will not take a stake in the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda as a previously announced deal to buy SG Bujagali Holdings, Ltd’s (SGBH) partial ownership...
Gibe III inaugurated in Ethiopia
Electricity production in Ethiopia is set to almost double thanks to the inauguration of the 1870MW Gibe III project – the tallest hydroelectric dam in the country.
Inauguration for Liberia’s Mount Coffee plant
The first generating unit at the Mount Coffee hydropower project in Liberia will enter operation this week with the official inauguration of the plant scheduled for December 15.
IHA to host side events at COP22
The International Hydropower Association has announced it will host two side events at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, next week.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Treaty signed
A tri-partite treaty agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has been signed in Khartoum for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, sparking the launch of a water resources...
Ethiopia to export hydro to Tanzania
Tanzania has agreed to purchase 400MW of hydroelectricity from Ethiopia, the fourth African nation to sign a power purchase deal with the country joining Kenya, Djibouti and Sudan.
REH commissions third hydro plant in South Africa
Hydro developer Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH) has begun commercial operations of its 4.5MW Stortemelk Hydro plant, the third hydro scheme developed by the company in...
EEP invites expression of interest for hydro project
Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has invited expressions of interest for consultancy services on a new hydropower project.
Addis Ababa to host 2017 World Hydropower Congress
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Commission on 9–11 May 2017, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
SN Power to buy SGBH’s stake in Bujagli
Norway’s SN Power AS is to buy out SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd’s (SGBH) partial interest in the 250MW Bujagli project in Uganda in a move that SN Power hopes will help provide a platform...
Joule Africa takes 100% stake in Bumbuna II project
Joule Africa now fully owns the planned Bumbuna II hydroelectric project in Sierra Leone, after buying out its co-developer, Endeavor Energy.
JV commissions Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project, Zambia
The 120MW Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project has been successfully commissioned in Zambia, with its two 60MW units synchronized in January.
Getting down to business in the Congo
According to reports by Bloomberg a Congolese businessman is planning to develop a hydropower project in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo to supply electricity to the...
Kayaking opposition to Ugandan dam
A champion kayaking team from Uganda say that the development of the Isimba dam on the White Nile River will deprive them of rapids where local athletes train to world class standards...
Ethiopian drought continues as power shortages worsen
A poor rainy season which has left low water levels at Ethiopian dams may result in further power shortages, officials have warned. According to Bloomsberg News reports the 300MW...
Low water levels at Kariba intensify Zambian power crisis
Zambia’s power deficit is expected to widen by 42% next month as low water levels at Kariba dam affect hydropower production, according to reports by Bloomberg. The shortfall...
Disappointing rainfall prolongs South African drought
South Africa’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, has given a briefing about the state of the country’s water security. Prolonged lower-than-normal rainfall has led...
Malawi hydropower hit by dwindling water levels
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says the amount of power it generates at three Shire River hydropower plants has fallen by 66% due to Lake Malawi's declining...
Firms invest in African hydro development
Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of hydro equipment developer Mecamidi, has partnered with African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a subsidiary of Macquarie...
Alstom wins supply contract for Nigeria’s largest hydro plant
Alstom is to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the 700MW Zungeru hydropower project in Nigeria – the largest in the country .