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Has the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) failed the South African People?

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The current impasse between the new Ministry of Energy, Eskom and the Independent Power Producers (IPP’s), now well into its third year, does not seem to be going anywhere.  Could one of the reasons be that the majority of wind and solar farm projects expedited in the previous rounds are foreign owned?… Read More

Uganda’s Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Launches Off- Grid, Mini Grid Pilot Project

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The announcement was made this week at the Mini Grid Developers Workshop held recently at the Speke Resort Hotel, Munyonyo, Kampala. The mini grid project will be implemented by GIZ, a German NGO promoting development co-operation. The aim is to electrify up to 25 villages in Uganda.… Read More

Hon. Dr. Medard Matogolo Kalemani is appointed new Energy Minster in Tanzania

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The no nonsense Tanzanian President, Hon Dr John Magufuli recently split his Energy and Minerals Ministry in two resulting in the appointment of a new minister for Minerals and Energy respectively. This comes after an impasse of 5 months after he fired the previous minister. … Read More