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China's TBEA to invest in €180m Gabon hydropower project – Gabon official

Chinese energy firm TBEA will invest in a €180 million (US$209 million) hydropower project in Gabon alongside the West African country's sovereign wealth fund. 

Construction will begin "pretty soon" on the project, which will have a power generation capacity of 70 MW in the first phase. 

Engineering News, 3 September 2018 

Malawi set to construct 300 MW coal-fired power plant

President Peter Mutharika recently met with a Chinese consortium to discuss the details of the planned 300 MW Kammwamba coal-fired power plant.

Mutharika said the shortage of electricity to industries is one of the major challenges Malawian companies and citizens are facing and the situation is slowing down growth.

ESI Africa, 3 September 2018

South Africa: Solar EPCs partner for 132 MWp projects

Two international solar firms, Canadian Solar and clean energy developer and operator ET Energy, have established a joint venture for two solar power projects, the Aggeneys (46 MWp) and Konkoonsies II (86 MWp) projects, which are located in northwest South Africa and cover an immense area of 387 hectares.

The two solar power plants are expected to be grid-connected by the end of 2019 and early 2020, respectively.

ESI Africa, 31 August 2018 

Uganda seeks to expand rural electrification projects

The government of Uganda has received a loan from the African Development Bank (ADB) and grants from the European Union – Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-AITF) towards the cost of the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project.

A portion of the funds will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the procurement of electricity connection material and connection accessories.

ESI Africa, 31 August 2018 

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