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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...
Multipurpose scheme inaugurated in Sudan
The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant has been officially inaugurated in Eastern Sudan, in a ceremony attended by Sudanese President, His...
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...