08 May 2018

SkyPower signs PPA with Uzbekistan for 1GW solar energy

Canada-based utility-scale solar power plant developer SkyPower has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Government of Uzbekistan for the proposed 1GW of solar plants to be built in the country. Under the terms of the deal, SkyPower will sell power generated from the new solar power plants,

04 May 2018

City of Toronto to develop low-carbon thermal energy networks with renewables

The City of Toronto and private energy provider Enwave Energy Corporation (Enwave) have established a partnership to co-develop low-carbon thermal energy networks in Toronto using energy from renewable sources such as heat recovery, geo-exchange and solar thermal. The projects will advance the objectives of the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy and will use renewable

27 Apr 2018

Serbia starts to embrace clean energy

2018 will be a crucial year for Serbia’s energy sector as 250 megawatts from renewable sources are to be connected to the grid. The same amount again will come online in 2019.  The bulk of renewable energy in Serbia comes from wind power but solar energy is currently underutilised. Serbia’s

25 Apr 2018

Saudi privatisation programme targets $10b non-oil revenues by 2020

The initiative targets 14 public-private partnership investments worth 24b to 28b riyals Saudi Arabia aims to generate 35 billion to 40 billion riyals ($9 billion to $11 billion) in non-oil revenues from its privatisation programme by 2020 and create up to 12,000 jobs, according to a document published by the

25 Apr 2018

Public Private Partnership-PPP Policy Board Approves Setting Up Of 50 MW Power Plant For K-IV

The 25th meeting of Public Private Partnership-PPP Policy Board held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister approved establishment of 50 MW power project for K-IV, Theme Park and establishment of wholesale dates market Khairpur. The projects which under discussion in the board include Livestock Tagging project, Local government’s Karachi

11 Apr 2018

Govt signs $4bn Hoima oil refinery agreement

The government of Uganda yesterday signed the contract for the construction of the $4 billion oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country’s oil resources will be exploited, writes JEFF MBANGA.  Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Irene Muloni signed the contract with the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium, which

09 Apr 2018

Crude oil transportation from Turkana to Mombasa to start May

Kenya plans to start transporting crude oil from Turkana to the Port of Mombasa next month for export. Petroleum Secretary John Munyes says the government has already addressed security and logistical challenges that marred the first attempt last July to start exports under the Early Oil Pilot Scheme. Munyes has further

06 Apr 2018

Public-Private Partnership Works Toward California Floating Offshore Wind

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium of companies to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of a floating offshore wind project off the northern California coast. The consortium – Principle Power Inc., EDPR Offshore North America LLC, Aker Solutions Inc., H. T. Harvey &

26 Mar 2018

Armech Africa to construct $300m waste-to-energy power plant in Tema

Armech Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Armech Group, is to construct a $300 million waste-to-energy (W2E) power plant in Tema to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy. Armech Africa Limited, a designer and manufacturer of modern industrial processes, has therefore signed a Public Private Partnership Agreement with the Electricity

12 Mar 2018

Govt. to buy 100MW thermal power from private sector

The Sri Lankan government has entered into two emergency power deals with the private sector at a hefty cost to the tax payer, as the inadequate rainfall in main catchment areas has reduced the country’s hydro-power generating capacity.  The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the sole power distributor in the country,