Filter search

Africa's Electrification Mix Series: Environmental Impact of Electrification Strategies (Part 4 of 4)
News

Africa's Electrification Mix Series: Environmental Impact of Electrification Strategies (Part 4 of 4)

Africa’s energy challenges have negative environmental implications for millions. Across cities, many businesses, communities and households rely on alternative sources to meet their energy needs. These sources are usually polluting, adversely im...

Read more

Africa's Electrification Mix Series: Financing Africa’s Electrification Efforts (Part 3 of 4)
News

Africa's Electrification Mix Series: Financing Africa’s Electrification Efforts (Part 3 of 4)

African countries require significant private investment to expand energy access. Historically, the continent’s energy sector has received the least amount of investment. However, in recent years, governments across the region have intensified th...

Read more

TAQA triples its 2030 gross power generation target
News

TAQA triples its 2030 gross power generation target

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) reported its earnings for the period ending 30 September 2023 and unveiled revised growth targets in energy and water production sectors, with stake in Masdar raising renewables target; growing UAE transmis...

Read more

OETC: Phase 1 of Oman’s interconnection power project complete
News

OETC: Phase 1 of Oman’s interconnection power project complete

OETC’s first phase include five major grid stations that are interconnected to each other and the national grid. Spanning a total distance of 670 km and operating at voltages with a peak of 400 kV, each grid station cost approximately $64.94 million to...

Read more

Egypt electric grid to get upgrade with EBRD $174 million loan
News

Egypt electric grid to get upgrade with EBRD $174 million loan

Loan to finance upgrade of 500-kV substation (40% EBRD financing) and construction of the 200 km OHL (60% EBRD financing), project linked to the closing of gas-powered power plant (Shoubra El Kheima) under the NWFE initiative

Read more

Saudi Eastern Region Gov inaugurates GCC-Iraq Electricity Platform
News

Saudi Eastern Region Gov inaugurates GCC-Iraq Electricity Platform

GCC electrical interconnection project’s goal is to preserve energy security while enhancing integration among the GCC countries; platform opens opportunities for electricity exchange as the project continues to build infrastructure

Read more

Kuwaiti fund plans 2nd loan for Gulf interconnection expansion project
News

Kuwaiti fund plans 2nd loan for Gulf interconnection expansion project

KFAED proposed a second loan to finance the GEIEP, which will benefit both Kuwait and Iraq. France based construction and concessions company, Vinci is the implementing company. The Al-Wafrah station project is expected be complete by December 2024.

Read more

Saudi Arabia and Jordan sign agreement for electricity interconnection project
News

Saudi Arabia and Jordan sign agreement for electricity interconnection project

Saudi Arabia and Jordan signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 164km electricity interconnection between Qurrayat in Saudi Arabia and the eastern part of Jordan's capital city Amman

Read more

UAE merges energy and infrastructure ministries in reshuffle
News

UAE merges energy and infrastructure ministries in reshuffle

Suhail al-Mazrouei, who has been serving as Minister of Energy & Industry since 2013, will be the minister for the newly established Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure Development

Read more

Siemens wins contract to modernise UK high voltage link
News

Siemens wins contract to modernise UK high voltage link

Siemens originally installed the HVDC Moyle interconnector, which connects Northern Ireland and Scotland, in 2001.

Read more

Apicorp forecasts $792bn investment in Mena energy sector over next five years
News

Apicorp forecasts $792bn investment in Mena energy sector over next five years

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) estimates that planned and total investments in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) energy sector will reach $792bn in the 2020-2024 period, marking a $173bn drop on the group’s last five-year fo...

Read more