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Malawi: U.S Energy Company to Establish Malawi Plant in 2016

By Gerald Viola American Energy Company has committed to establish a plant in Malawi by 2016 in order to reduce power deficit hitting the southern African country. Paul Hinks, Chief Executive Director of US Energy Company who is also the Chairperson of Copper Council disclosed this during the lecture on Democratization and Economic Self Reliance […]

Proposed Clean Power Plan would accelerate renewable additions and coal plant retirements

June 5, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Other includes hydropower, geothermal, biomass, municipal solid waste, and other gaseous fuels used in end-use sectors. EIA’s analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) shows that renewables play a critical role under a range of different market conditions and policy assumptions. The […]

Rwanda: Kagame, Kenyatta Open 140mw Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya

By James Karuhanga President Paul Kagame and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta, yesterday, inaugurated a 140-megawatt Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha, a town in Nakuru County, north-west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. This comes as Kenya’s main electricity producer, Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd (KenGen) is stepping up efforts to upgrade the country’s power distribution […]

New England generation fuel mix changes likely as Vermont Yankee nuclear plant retires

February 2, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, On December 29, 2014, Entergy shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear facility after 42 years in service. Vermont Yankee had a capacity of 604 megawatts (MW), generating nearly five million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity per year since 2010. As the fifth-largest source of generation in New England, […]

Africa: Africa’s Biggest Solar Plant Opens

The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs. The Jasper plant, near Kimberly, is the largest on the continent and can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to […]

Energy Talk – Geothermal Plant Opens

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The Missouri University of Science & Technology Geothermal system was officially opened last Thursday, some months after the coal and wood fired power plant that had previously warmed the campus had been shut down. Figure 1. Chancellor Schrader cutting the ribbon to officially open the system. The operation ended up being a little larger than […]

Kenya: Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

By Margaret Wahito Nairobi — The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha […]

Commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant opens

September 5, 2014 Source: Republished with permission from POET-DSM On September 3, a joint venture company called POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels held the grand opening of its Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The plant is the first of three commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facilities under development in the Midwest that convert corn stover (corn […]

Senegal: World Bank Group Finances 96 megawatt Tobene Power Plant in Senegal

press release The World Bank Group today signed agreements for the Tobene Independent Power Project in Taiba Ndiaye in Senegal. These included a 93.4 million euro financing agreement arranged by IFC and a $ 40 million equivalent IDA partial risk guarantee project agreement. The project will provide power to over one and half million residents […]

Liberia: ‘Bong Power Plant Project On Course’

The United States Embassy in Monrovia has disclosed that the hydro power plant project in Suakoko, Bong County, remains on course. Recently, this paper reported that USAID has withdrawn support from the construction of a one megawatt hydro project in Bong County. However, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac clarified that USAID is still committed to provide […]

Energy Talk – Closing a coal-fired power plant

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Much is made of large schemes to alter the way in which energy is produced in the United States. Large scale wind farms, and great arrays of solar panels attract large interest and funding, yet it is often in the smaller projects, from the individual solar panels to the change in energy sources for individual […]

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