Daily Archives: May 7, 2017
The 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC) will be held on 9-11 May in Ethiopia to discuss the role of Hydropower in ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services as called for in goal 7 of the SDGs. Currently, hydro is supplying 70% of the world’s renewable energy to more than a billion people in 152 countries. International Hydropower Association (IHA), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and other partners will organize this conference in Ethiopia as the country exhibit high interest and commitment to hydropower. The conference will emphasize on the environmental and social aspects of hydroelectric project planning stages. Richard Taylor, Chief Executive of IHA said “Hydropower’s role is a dynamic that calls for an integrated approach, with a strongly connected sector, and a high level of collaboration.”
Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, and its strategic partner EREN RE has announced an extension to the deadline for applications to the 2017 Access Co-Development Facility ‘ACF’ competition – the third edition of the Company’s funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa to win US$7million. The deadline for applications is the 12th May 2017.
Upon completion, GE’S Bridge Power Plant will be Africa’s first LPG fired power plant and the world’s largest plant of its kind. 400 megawatt (MW) greenfield project will be Africa’s first liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fired power plant and world’s largest plant of its kind. The project will produce enough to supply about 17%of Ghana’s energy demand while providing solutions to some of the country’s long-term energy requirements. The system will operate on a fuel-flexible plant which is capable of running on LPG, natural gas and diesel. The first phase will generate 200 MW of power and an additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the project.
NJ Ayuk, the founder and CEO of the pan-African Centurion Law Group and an outspoken champion of African entrepreneurship and leadership, has described the need to change the narrative on energy in Africa through the launch of Big Barrels. Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity will officially launch at the Africa Oil & Power (www.africaoilandpower.com) conference in Cape Town on June 5-7, 2017. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon for delivery after May 31, 2017.
On May 10th, the Equatorial Guinea-Saudi Arabia Economic Forum will be held in Jeddah to discuss how the two nations can cooperate and collaborate towards a greater impact and development. The forum which is scheduled to take off in Jeddah will identify investment opportunities and bolster trade ties between the two nations in core economic sectors such as mining, hydrocarbons, agriculture and fisheries. The forum is organized by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, with the participation of Centurion Law Group and Africa Oil & Power.