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Genale Dawa-III project 94% complete
The electrical and mechanical works of the 254MW Genale Dawa-III hydropower project in Ethiopia are in place, says developer Ethiopian Electric Power, and construction is 94% complete.
Largest contract to date awarded for Lesotho Highlands Water Project
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the contract for designing and supervising the construction of the Polihali water transfer tunnel – the largest of all...
Sierra Leone Govt ratify key documents for Bumbuna II project
The parliament of Sierra Leone has voted unanimously to ratify the project agreements for Bumbuna II hydropower project, a clear sign of the strong cross-party support for this project.
Kariba Dam rehabilitation project making steady progress
Progress on the Kariba Dam rehabilitation project (KDRP) is steady with the plunge pool currently in the implementation phase and the spillway refurbishment works under procurement,...
Nigeria’s Guarara hydro project expected online in early 2018
The 30MW hydropower project at the multipurpose dam at Gurara in Kaduna will be ready by early next year, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN,...
Joule Africa’s Kpep project making good progress
Following the signing of the Letter of Intent with the Government of Cameroon earlier in 2017, Joule Africa has now completed its pre-feasibility studies and is in the process of...
Soubre Dam inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire
The 275MW Soubre dam has been officially inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire, with the project having began generation back in May, around eight months ahead of schedule.
US Agency to support Kenyan hydro development
The feasibility of run-of-river hydroelectric developments at five sites in Kenya is to be investigated, following the award of a grant to Saigrene Energy Kenya Limited from the US...
Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government
Joule Africa has announced it has signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Sierra Leone that will see the company expand its hydropower developments.
Cambambe 2 opens in Angola
The 700MW Cambambe 2 hydropower plant has been officially opened in Angola, significantly expanding the country’s electricity generating capacity.
6th anniversary of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam celebrated in London
The 6th anniversary of the start of construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was recently celebrated in the presence of more than 500 members of the Ethiopian...
Small hydro mapped out in West Africa
Small-scale hydropower development potential has been mapped out in 14 West African Countries in a project undertaken by Pöyry, working in conjunction with the Economic Community of...
Cross border electricity link to benefit hydropower projects
The first cross-border energy supply between four West Africa countries has been officially inaugurated, with the 1303 km electricity interconnector expected to allow existing and...
Liouesso dam inaugurated in Congo Republic
The Congo Republic now has a hydropower capacity of 214MW following the inauguration of the 19.9MW Liouesso Dam project.
ABB to upgrade Inga-Kolwezi power link
A transmission link which carries power from the Inga hydropower station on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the mining district of Katanga in...
Operations start at Uganda’s Siti 1 project
The 5MW Siti 1 run-of-the river hydropower plant in Uganda’s Mount Elgon area has begun operations, generating electricity for 60,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
Dominovas Energy acquires rights to build Angolan hydro plant
Dominovas Energy Corporation is to finance, build and operate an 18MW hydropower plant in northwestern Angola after securing exclusive rights for the project from the country’s government.
Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week
The 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project in Rwanda is set to start construction soon, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to be held 30 March.
Renaissance Dam generation capacity revised up to 6450MW
The installed hydropower generation capacity of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has increased to 6450MW, with generator upgrades.
Plans to attack Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam foiled, says Ethiopia
Plans to attack the 6000MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have been thwarted, Ethiopia has claimed, with Tsadeq Hagos, the Ethiopian State Minister for communication, stating...