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GDC, NOCK in Fuel Supply Partnership For Drilling Activities

GDC and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) have signed an agreement which will see the latter supply diesel for drilling and water pumping activities for the Lake Baringo – Silali Geothermal Project. The brief ceremony which took place at Nock’s Kawi House offices, was overseen by Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. …

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West Jec Assures GDC of 105MW of Steam in Menengai

Consultants from West Jec (West Japan Engineering Consultants) have confirmed that GDC has enough steam for the set up of 105MW power plants in Menengai. In a meeting held at the Ministry of Energy office at Nyayo house, the team reported their findings, further paving way for the set up of the Menengai power plants by independent …

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United Kingdom to Support Solar Energy Industry in Uganda

DFID and the United Nations Capital Development Fund partner to enhance the Uganda solar energy industry The British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West has announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy …

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Civil Works Begin At Olkaria V Geothermal Plant

Civil works have commenced in the 154 megawatt Olkaria V plant nine months after Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta broke ground at the location of the facility. The planned which is expected to cost approximately $400 million is jointly financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). According to site project manager Robert …

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Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020 New age of renewable energy driven by technology improvements, competitive procurement, and a growing cadre of highly experienced, global project developers     The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity …

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Cepsa Analyzes World Trends and Socio-Economic Models in its 2030 Energy Map

Cepsa Energy Outlook 2030 is a research piece that presents what the energy mix will look like in 2030. The document answers questions such as what countries and technologies will meet fuel demands, what the impact of energy efficiency measures will be, or how mobility will evolve compared with private car ownership. To carry out …

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Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables  Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency …

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Solarplaza and GOGLA Build the Leading Conference Brand for Solar Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Solarplaza and GOGLA have announced the second edition of Unlocking Solar Capital (USC) Africa. After hosting last year’s inaugural edition in Nairobi, Kenya, we’ll be organizing its follow-up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The high-level 2-day conference centered around unlocking capital for new solar project development in Africa provides an original and exclusive international platform and …

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Progress of wind projects in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Government is currently in the process of developing a framework to accomplish this through renewable energy feed in tariffs, offering guaranteed pricing for solar and wind generated power Emerging Market Power (EMP) recently shared a positive news on the progress of the development of two wind projects across Tanzania, with construction expected to commence …

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Baringo County Residents Embrace Baringo-Silali Geothermal Project

Residents of the Baringo County have embraced the Geothermal Development Corporation’s (GDC’s) Baringo-Silali Project and urged GDC to commence the drilling process. In a meeting, attended by the GDC Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe, senior GDC managers and representatives from three Trusts within the Baringo-Silali block namely – Loyamorok, Korosi and …

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