Energy & Power

AfDB achieves 100 per cent investment in green energy projects in 2017

AfDB GEThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has achieved a 100 per cent investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major achievement in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency

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Kenya to build 10MW waste-to-energy electricity plant

Kn WTEThe Africa Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a grant of US$995,000 to Asticom Kenya Ltd, to support the construction of a 10MW grid-connected municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plant

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Sonangol investigates Isabel dos Santos over allegations of "misappropriation of funds"

isabeldossantosSonangol, Angola's state oil company, has announced an investigation into "possible misappropriation" of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president

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The President of Sierra Leone inaugurates solar park in Freetown

FreetownDr Enest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, has inaugurated six megawatt solar park project in Freetown, aiming to provide a substantial access to clean renewable and sustainable electricity to both urban and western rural districts around the capital city

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Sonatrach and Eni join hands to strengthen solar energy production in Algeria

solar1 NREL flickrThe chairman and general director of Sonatrach Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Algiers for the development of a partnership in the renewable energy sector


TheMoU aims at identifying, in Sonatrach’s productive sites, areas in which to build solar power production units, performing the feasibility studies in the selected sites, and elaborating the business model for the projects to be developed.

The meeting was also the occasion to assess the ongoing partnership between Sonatrach and Eni, marked by a long-term cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector in Algeria.

Ould Kaddour said, “Sonatrach wants to strengthen its partnership with Eni also in the Upstream, petrochemicals, R&D and marketing sectors, and we are open to all collaboration proposals.”

Descalzi also stated, “Today we confirm our engagement in promoting a sustainable development in Algeria, as an integral part of our energy transition strategy aimed at increasing the use of energy from renewable sources. We also want to intensify our partnership with Sonatrach with new projects, in Algeria as well as abroad”.

Eni has been present in Algeria since 1981 and is credited as the first foreign partner on 38 mining permits. Equity production in the country yields approximately 100,000bpd.

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