Morocco scales back LNG import plans as gas strategy evolves

Officially, Morocco’s much-anticipated LNG import scheme remains a key element in the next decade’s energy mix, but the project is likely to disappoint most of the potential suppliers and contractors who lined up to participate during earlier iterations, writes Jon … Read More

West African LNG import schemes proliferate

Gas imports could transform the West African energy landscape if any of the growing number of planned projects get off the ground. New schemes are in the early stages of development in Guinea and Sierra Leone, while Côte d’Ivoire’s new … Read More

Malawi’s power expansion plans continue with solar tender

Malawi is racing to reduce a supply deficit that could top 150MW next year. The country experienced a nationwide blackout in early March after the 130MW Kapichira and 36MW Nkula A hydropower plants had to be switched off to reduce … Read More

Denham Capital returns as sponsor for the 6th AIX: Power & Renewables

Denham Capital will again be sponsoring our annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting in London. The sixth annual AIX: Power & Renewables meeting will be held at RSA House, London on 13-14 November. Over the last five years … Read More

Projects progress but politics cloud the future in Côte d’Ivoire

The new energy minister’s go-ahead for the expansion of two major gas-fired power schemes and the approval of international financing for a new hydropower dam point to positive developments that will speed efforts to increase generation capacity. This flurry of … Read More

African Energy Data Book shows gas dominating project pipeline

By the end of 2018, natural gas and dual fuel plants using gas will have increased from 40% of installed capacity in 2010 to nearly 48%, according to the new African Energy Data Book. The increase in gas usage has … Read More

AIX: Gas 25% early bird discount ends 21 December

AIX: Gas brings upstream and LNG players together with investors, senior officials, and power sector and downstream developers to help form and strengthen partnerships along the African gas value chain. Now in its fifth year, the programme responds to Africa’s … Read More

Transmission ‘the next big deal’ as financiers assess prospects

The number of big multilateral financing facilities being put in place for electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) projects across Africa points to a recognition that, after decades when installing generation capacity was the central preoccupation of governments and donors, the … Read More

AIX Power and Renewables – Nii Darko Asante, Director, Ghana Energy Commisison

Nii Darko Asante, Director, Technical Regulation, Ghana Energy Commisison is participating in the West and Central Africa Focus session at the fifth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 14-15 November. View his biog … Read More